Meanings of minor planet names: 62001–63000
As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center, and the discoverers can then submit names for them, following the IAU's naming conventions. The list below concerns those minor planets in the specified span of numbers that have received names, and explains the meanings of those names. Besides the Minor Planet Circulars (in which the citations are published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.
Minor planets not yet given a name have not been included in this list.
|Name||Provisional Designation||Source of Name|
|62071 Voegtli||2000 RH77||Christian Voegtli (Vögtli), Swiss physicist † ‡|
|62190 Augusthorch||2000 SS44||August Horch, 19th-20th-century German engineer and automobile pioneer †|
|62503 Tomcave||2000 SL233||Thomas Roland Cave III, American amateur astronomer †|
|62666 Rainawessen||2000 TA||Raina Wessen (born 1994) has been the Key Club Treasurer and Associated Student Body Treasurer at Marshall Fundamental High School. She has held positions in her community for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Huntington Memorial Hospital and the Pasadena Humane Society.†|
|Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 62,001–63,000