Meanings of minor planet names: 6501–7000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
6501–6600
6501 Isonzo 1993 XD Farra d'Isonzo*
6504 Lehmbruck 4630 P-L Wilhelm Lehmbruck, German sculptor*
6505 Muzzio 1976 AH Juan Carlos Muzzio, Argentine astrophysicist
6506 Klausheide 1978 EN Klaus Heide, German meteorite and small solar system bodies researcher at the University of Jena and son of meteorite researcher Fritz Heide of Jena*
6508 Rolčík 1982 QM Viktor Rolčík, Czech optical engineer
6510 Tarry 1987 DF William and Nancy Tarry, Americans stationed in Alice Springs, Australia, who provided hospitality and assistance to the Shoemakers when Eugene was killed in an outback car collision
6511 Furmanov 1987 QR Rudol'f Davidovich Furmanov, Russian producer*
6512 de Bergh 1987 SR Catherine de Bergh, French astronomer*
6514 Torahiko 1987 WY Torahiko Terada, Japanese physicist*
6515 Giannigalli 1988 MG Giovanni Galli, Italian amateur astronomer
6516 Gruss 1988 TC Gustav Gruss, Czech astronomer
6517 Buzzi 1990 BW Luca Buzzi, Italian amateur astronomer
6518 Vernon 1990 FR *
6519 Giono 1991 CX Jean Giono, French (Provençal) writer
6520 Sugawa 1991 HH Chikara Sugawa, Japanese Astronomer*
6521 Pina 1991 LC *
6522 Aci 1991 NQ *
6523 Clube 1991 TC Victor Clube, British astronomer*
6524 Baalke 1992 AO Ron C. Baalke, of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory*
6525 Ocastron 1992 SQ Orange County Astronomers*
6526 Matogawa 1992 TY Yasunori Matogawa, Japanese astronauticst*
6528 Boden 1993 FL Boden Municipality, Sweden, birthplace of Mats Lindgren, one of the discoverers
6529 Rhoads 1993 XR Jack W. Rhoads, American astronomer, at one time of Jet Propulsion Laboratory or James Ely Rhoads, American astronomer*
6530 Adry 1994 GW *
6531 Subashiri 1994 YY A part of Oyama town at the foot of Mount Fuji, Japan*
6532 Scarfe 1995 AC Colin D. Scarfe, Canadian astronomer
6533 Giuseppina 1995 DM Giuseppina de Strobel (Giusa Cayrel de Strobel), Italian astronomer, wife of French astronomer Roger Cayrel
6535 Archipenko 3535 P-L *
6536 Vysochinska 1977 NK *
6537 Adamovich 1979 QK Aleksandr Mikhailovich Adamovich, Byelorussian-Russian writer*
6538 Muraviov 1981 SA Mikhail Nikitich Muraviov, Russian poet, minister, and administrator of Moscow State University, where he inaugurated the department of astronomy and built the observatory
6539 Nohavica 1982 QG Jaromír Nohavica, Czech singer, poet and composer
6540 Stepling 1982 SL Joseph Stepling S.J., German astronomer, mathematician and physicist
6542 Jacquescousteau 1985 CH Jacques-Yves Cousteau, French marine explorer
6543 Senna 1985 TP Ayrton Senna, Brazilian racing driver*
6546 Kaye 1987 DY Danny Kaye, American actor and comedian
6547 Vasilkarazin 1987 RO Vasilii Nazarovich Karazin, Russian/Ukrainian scientist, founder of the University of Kharkov which now bears his name
6549 Skryabin 1988 PX Alexander Scriabin, Russian composer
6550 Parléř 1988 VO Peter Parler, 14th-century German master builder
6553 Seehaus 1989 GP *
6554 Takatsuguyoshida 1989 UO Takatsugu Yoshida, Japanese amateur astronomer*
6556 Arcimboldo 1989 YS Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Italian painter
6557 Yokonomura 1990 VR Yōko Nomura, wife of one of discoverers*
6558 Norizuki 1991 GZ Sōjirō Norizuki, Japanese optical engineer*
6559 Nomura 1991 JP Toshiro Nomura, Japanese asteroids discoverer*
6560 Pravdo 1991 NP *
6561 Gruppetta 1991 TC *
6562 Takoyaki 1991 VR Takoyaki, Japanese fast food
6563 Steinheim 1991 XZ *
6564 Asher 1992 BB David John Asher, British astronomer*
6565 Reiji 1992 FT Leiji Matsumoto, Japanese manga artist
6566 Shafter 1992 UB2 Allen Shafter, American professor and chairman of studies in astronomy at San Diego State University
6567 Shigemasa 1992 WS Shigemasa Suzuki, Japanese engineer*
6568 Serendip 1993 DT Serendip, old Persian name for present-day Sri Lanka, used in the fairy tale The Three Princes of Serendip, whose heroes are always making discoveries of things they were not seeking
6569 Ondaatje 1993 MO Michael Ondaatje, Sri Lanka-born Canadian novelist, poet and writer, best known for his novel The English Patient
6570 Tomohiro 1994 JO Tomohiro Hirayama, Japanese astronomer*
6571 Sigmund 3027 P-L *
6572 Carson 1938 SX *
6573 Magnitskij 1974 SK *
6574 Gvishiani 1976 QE *
6575 Slavov 1978 PJ *
6576 Kievtech 1978 RK Kiev Polytechnical Institute-National Technical University of Ukraine*
6578 Zapesotskij 1980 TQ Aleksandr Sergeevich Zapesotskii, Russian sociologist*
6579 Benedix 1981 ES4 Gretchen K. Benedix, British curator of meteorites at the Natural History Museum in London
6580 Philbland 1981 EW21 Philip A. Bland, British planetologist and meteoriticist
6581 Sobers 1981 SO Gary Sobers, West Indies cricketer
6582 Flagsymphony 1981 VS *
6583 Destinn 1984 DE Ema Destinn, Czech opera singer
6584 Ludekpesek 1984 FK Ludek Pesek, Czech astronomical artist*
6585 O'Keefe 1984 SR John Aloysius O'Keefe, American astronomer, geodesist, and researcher in meteoritics
6586 Seydler 1984 UK August Seydler, Czech astronomer
6587 Brassens 1984 WA Georges Brassens, French singer and songwriter*
6589 Jankovich 1985 SL *
6590 Barolo 1985 TA Barolo, a winegrowing area in Italy*
6591 Sabinin 1986 RT Dmitrii Anatolievich Sabinin, Russian scientist
6592 Goya 1986 TB Francisco Goya, Spanish painter*
6594 Tasman 1987 MM Abel Janszoon Tasman, Dutch explorer
6595 Munizbarreto 1987 QZ Luiz Muniz Barreto, Brazilian observatory director
6596 Bittner 1987 VC Adam Bittner, Austrian astronomer
6597 Kreil 1988 AF Karl Kreil, Austrian astronomer and meteorologist
6598 Modugno 1988 CL *
6599 Tsuko 1988 PV Tsukō Nakamura, Japanese astronomer*
6600 Qwerty 1988 QW The Qwerty standard Roman-alphabet typewriter keyboard (named after the first six of the top row of letters), in part because the provisional designation was QW
6601–6700
6602 Gilclark 1989 EC *
6603 Marycragg 1990 KG *
6604 Ilias 1990 QE Iliad of Homer, epic, and also Ilias, first grandson of the discoverer
6605 Carmontelle 1990 SM9 Louis de Carmontelle (1717–1806), a French painter and architect.
6606 Makino 1990 UF Tomitaro Makino, botanist*
6607 Matsushima 1991 UL Kōichi Matsushima, Japanese astronomer*
6608 Davidecrespi 1991 VC4 Davide Crespi, Italian amateur astronomer.
6610 Burwitz 1993 BL3 Vadim Burwitz, German astronomer.
6612 Hachioji 1994 EM Hachiōji, Tokyo, Japan*
6613 Williamcarl 1994 LK *
6614 Antisthenes 6530 P-L Antisthenes, Greek philosopher, founder of the Cynic school of philosophy*
6615 Plutarchos 9512 P-L Mestrius Plutarch, Greek historian, biographer, and essayist*
6616 Plotinos 1175 T-1 Plotinus, Founder of Neoplatonism *
6617 Boethius 2218 T-1 Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius, Roman philosopher and theologian*
6619 Kolya 1973 SS Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh, Russian astronomer
6620 Peregrina 1973 UC *
6621 Timchuk 1975 VN *
6622 Matvienko 1978 RG *
6625 Nyquist 1981 EX41 Laurence E. Nyquist, American planetary scientist
6626 Mattgenge 1981 EZ46 Matthew Genge, British planetary scientist and meteoriticist
6628 Dondelia 1981 WA *
6629 Kurtz 1982 UP Paul Kurtz
6630 Skepticus 1982 VA CSICOP, a prominent organization of skeptics
6631 Pyatnitskij 1983 RQ Mitrofan Efimovich Pyatnitskii, Russian artist*
6632 Scoon 1984 UX *
6635 Zuber 1987 SH Maria T. Zuber, American geophysicist and planetary geologist
6636 Kintanar 1988 RK8 Roman Lucero Kintanar, Filipino meteorologist, director of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (1958–1994)
6637 Inoue 1988 XZ Keisuke? Inoue, Japanese astronomer*
6639 Marchis 1989 SO8 Franck Marchis, French astronomer
6640 Falorni 1990 DL *
6641 Bobross 1990 OK *
6642 Henze 1990 UE3 Martin Henze, German astronomer
6643 Morikubo 1990 VZ Shigeru Morikubo, Japanese amateur astronomer*
6644 Jugaku 1991 AA Jun Jugaku, Japanese astronomer*
6645 Arcetri 1991 AR *
6646 Churanta 1991 CA *
6647 Josse 1991 GG Raymond Josse, friend of the discoverer
6649 Yokotatakao 1991 RN Takao Yokota, Japanese amateur astronomer*
6650 Morimoto 1991 RS Masaki Morimoto, Japanese astronomer*
6653 Feininger 1991 XR *
6654 Luleå 1992 DT Luleå Municipality, Sweden
6655 Nagahama 1992 EL Nagahama, Shiga, Japan*
6656 Yokota 1992 FF Hiroshi Yokota, Japanese amateur astronomer*
6657 Otukyo 1992 WY Japanese ancient capital from 667 to 672
6658 Akiraabe 1992 WT Akira Abe, Japanese editor of an astronomical magazine*
6659 Pietsch 1992 YN Wolfgang Pietsch, German astronomer
6660 Matsumoto 1993 BC Tatsujiro Matsumoto, Japanese astronomer*
6661 Ikemura 1993 BO Toshihiko Ikemura, Japanese amateur astronomer*
6663 Tatebayashi 1993 CC Tatebayashi, Gunma, Japan*
6664 Tennyo 1993 CK The female tennin. Japanese astronaut Chiaki Mukai said her feeling like tennyo in her first flight*
6665 Kagawa 1993 CN Tetsuo Kagawa, Japanese amateur astronomer*
6666 Frö 1993 FG Frö, Norse god
6667 Sannaimura 1994 EK Sannai, Akita, Japan*
6669 Obi 1994 JA Shinnya Obi, Japanese astronomer*
6670 Wallach 1994 LL *
6672 Corot 1213 T-1 Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, French painter*
6673 Degas 2246 T-1 Edgar Degas, French painter and sculptor*
6674 Cézanne 4272 T-1 Paul Cézanne, French painter*
6675 Sisley 1493 T-2 Alfred Sisley, French (of English descent) impressionist painter*
6676 Monet 2083 T-2 Claude Monet, French painter*
6677 Renoir 3045 T-3 Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French painter*
6678 Seurat 3422 T-3 Georges-Pierre Seurat, French painter*
6679 Gurzhij 1969 UP Andrei Nikolaevich Gurzhii, Russian specialist in information (information measurement)
6681 Prokopovich 1972 RU Feofan Prokopovich, Ukrainian and Russian writer*
6682 Makarij 1973 ST Macarius II, Metropolitan of Moscow and Kolomna, Russian educator*
6683 Karachentsov 1976 GQ *
6684 Volodshevchenko 1977 QU Volodymyr Shevchenko, Ukrainian film director who died as a result of exposure to radiation while filming at the Chernobyl disaster*
6685 Boitsov 1978 QG *
6686 Hernius 1979 QC Olof Hernius, Swedish astronomer
6687 Lahulla 1980 FN José Felix Lahulla, Spanish astronomer
6688 Donmccarthy 1981 ER *
6689 Floss 1981 EQ24 Christine Floss, American meteoriticist
6690 Messick 1981 SY *
6695 Barrettduff 1986 PD *
6696 Eubanks 1986 RC T. Marshall Eubanks, American astronomer [1]
6697 Celentano 1987 HM Adriano Celentano, Italian singer and actor
6698 Malhotra 1987 SL Renu Malhotra, astronomer
6699 Igaueno 1987 YK Ueno, Mie, Japan (now part of Iga)*
6700 Kubišová 1988 AO Marta Kubišová, Czech singer
6701–6800
6701 Warhol 1988 AW Andy Warhol (Andrew Warhola), American artist
6705 Rinaketty 1988 RK5 Rina Ketty (a.k.a. Cesarina Pichetto), French singer of the 1930s
6707 Shigeru 1988 VZ Shigeru Nakano (b. 1918), doctor of medicine specializing in obstetrics and gynecology and in medical jurisprudence.
6708 Bobbievaile 1989 AA Bobbie Vaile, Australian astronomer*
6709 Hiromiyuki 1989 CD Hiroyuki (b. 1991) and Miyuki Mori (b. 1993), the son and daughter of the second discoverer.
6710 Apostel 1989 GF Leo Apostel, Flemish philosopher
6711 Holliman 1989 HG John Holliman (1948-1998), a national correspondent for CNN, the U.S. Cable News Network.
6712 Hornstein 1990 DS Karl Hornstein, Czech astronomer
6713 Coggie 1990 KM Karin "Coggie" Peterson Messina (b. 1934), a dedicated music teacher in Massachusetts who has taught over 600 students how to play the flute.
6714 Montréal 1990 OE Montreal, Quebec, Canada
6715 Sheldonmarks 1990 QS Sheldon Marks (b. 1956), a world-renowned urologist and surgeon whose book Prostate and Cancer has helped thousands of men with serious prostate-gland problems.
6717 Antal 1990 TU *
6718 Beiglböck 1990 TT Wolf D. Beiglböck (b. 1939), German mathematician and professor at the University of Heidelberg.
6719 Gallaj 1990 UL *
6720 Gifu 1990 VP Gifu, Gifu, Japan, the city of 400 000, capital of the prefecture of the same name, site of ancient battlefields and a modern public observatory.
6721 Minamiawaji 1990 VY6 Minamiawaji, a small city located in southern Awaji island, Japan.
6722 Bunichi 1991 BG Bunichi Saito (b. 1925), professor emeritus at Niigata University and an expert on the earth's upper atmosphere.
6723 Chrisclark 1991 CL Christopher C. Clark of the Near Earth Asteroid Tracking Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory*
6725 Engyoji 1991 DS Engyoji temple, located in Himeji, Hyogo prefecture, Japan.
6726 Suthers 1991 PS Paul Graham Sutherland (born 1952) is an amateur astronomer who has been closely involved with the Society for Popular Astronomy.
6729 Emiko 1991 VV Emiko Otomo (b. 1963), wife of the discoverer.
6730 Ikeda 1992 BH Tetsuro Ikeda, Japanese astronomer*
6731 Hiei 1992 BK Eijiro Hiei (b. 1931), professor at Meisei University and professor emeritus of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.
6734 Benzenberg 1992 FB Johann Friedrich Benzenberg, German physicist and astronomer, founder of the Sternwarte Bilk (Bilk Observatory) at Düsseldorf
6735 Madhatter 1992 WM The Mad Hatter, fictional character from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
6736 Marchare 1993 EF March Hare, fictional character from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
6737 Okabayashi 1993 ER Shigeki Okabayashi (1913-1944), a self-taught Japanese astronomer.
6738 Tanabe 1993 FD Hiroyoshi Tanabe (b. 1928), astronomer at the National Astronomical Observatory.
6739 Tärendö 1993 FU Tärendö, Sweden
6740 Goff 1993 GY *
6741 Liyuan 1994 FX Li Yuan, Chinese science writer
6742 Biandepei 1994 GR Biandepei, Chinese science writer
6743 Liu 1994 GS Joseph H. C. Liu, director of Hong Kong Space Museum
6744 Komoda 1994 JL Kazuyoshi Komoda (1915-1967), amateur astronomer in Japan.
6745 Nishiyama 1994 JD Minewo Nishiyama (b. 1925), amateur astronomer and president of the Chikushi Astronomical Association from 1944 to 1947.
6746 Zagar 1994 NP Francesco Zagar, Italian astronomer*
6747 Ozegahara 1995 UT Ozegahara, a highland, surrounded by 2000-meter-class mountains, lying astride the three prefectures of Fukushima, Gunma and Niigata.
6748 Bratton 1995 UV Durley H. Bratton (b. 1923), who has been a mentor and inspiration for amateur astronomers and telescope makers in the Memphis, Tennessee.
6749 Ireentje 7068 P-L Irene van Houten, granddaughter of the Dutch astronomers (husband and wife) Cornelis and Ingrid van Houten
6750 Katgert 1078 T-1 Peter Katgert, Dutch astronomer*
6751 van Genderen 1114 T-1 Arnout van Genderen, Dutch astronomer
6752 Ashley 4150 T-1 *
6753 Fursenko 1974 RV Margarita Aleksandrovna Fursenko (b. 1931), staff member of the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy during 1955-1997.
6754 Burdenko 1976 UD Nikolai Nilovich Burdenko, Russian neurosurgeon*
6755 Solov'yanenko 1976 YE Anatolii Solovyanenko (1932-1999), a Ukrainian singer and People's Artist of the former U.S.S.R.
6757 Addibischoff 1979 SE15 Adolf Bischoff, German meteoriticist
6758 Jesseowens 1980 GL Jesse Owens, American athlete
6761 Haroldconnolly 1981 EV19 Harold C. Connolly, American petrologist and meteoriticist
6762 Cyrenagoodrich 1981 EC25 Cyrena A. Goodrich, American meteoriticist
6763 Kochiny 1981 RA *
6764 Kirillavrov 1981 TM Kirill Lavrov, Russian actor
6765 Fibonacci 1982 BQ Leonardo Fibonacci of Pisa, Italian mathematician
6766 Kharms 1982 UC Daniil Ivanovich Kharms, Russian author of children's books, absurd short stories, and poetry*
6767 Shirvindt 1983 AA Aleksandr Shirvindt, Russian actor*
6768 Mathiasbraun 1983 RY Mathias (Matyáš) Bernard Braun, Bohemian sculptor
6769 Brokoff 1985 CJ Jan and Ferdinand Brokoff, father and son Bohemian sculptors
6770 Fugate 1985 QR *
6771 Foerster 1986 EZ Wilhelm Julius Förster, German astronomer
6773 Kellaway 1988 LK Lucy Kellaway, British journalist, recipient of the 2006 British Press Award for "Columnist of the Year"
6774 Vladheinrich 1988 VH Vladimír Václav Heinrich, Czech astronomer
6775 Giorgini 1989 GJ Jon D. Giorgini, contributor of significantly to radar astrometry of minor planets.
6776 Dix 1989 GF *
6777 Balakirev 1989 SV Mily Balakirev, composer*
6778 Tosamakoto 1989 TX Makoto Tosa, Japanese astronomer*
6779 Perrine 1990 DM Charles Dillon Perrine, American astronomer
6780 Borodin 1990 ES Alexander Borodin, Russian composer and chemist
6783 Gulyaev 1990 SO Yurij Aleksandrovich Gulyaev (1930-1986), a brilliant Russian singer, People's artist of the U.S.S.R.
6784 Bogatikov 1990 UN Yurij Iosifovich Bogatikov (b. 1932), a Russian-Ukrainian singer, People's artist of the U.S.S.R.
6786 Doudantsutsuji 1991 DT Doudantsutsuji is the Japanese name for Enkianthus perulatus, an ericaceous deciduous shrub.
6789 Milkey 1991 RM6 Robert Milkey, American executive officer of the American Astronomical Society, 1995–2006
6790 Pingouin 1991 SF Pingouin, an Arctic bird, similar to the penguin of Antarctica. The pingouin become extinct in Newfoundland in 1844.
6792 Akiyamatakashi 1991 WC Takashi Akiyama (b. 1923), a leader in youth education for many years in Kanaya, Shizuoka.
6793 Palazzolo 1991 YE *
6794 Masuisakura 1992 DK Sakura Masui (b. 1968), a Japanese novelist and essayist known for her books about business.
6795 Örnsköldsvik 1993 FZ Örnsköldsvik Municipality, Sweden
6796 Sundsvall 1993 FH Sundsvall Municipality, Sweden
6797 Östersund 1993 FG Östersund Municipality, Sweden
6798 Couperin 1993 JK Louis Couperin, French composer
6799 Citfiftythree 1993 KM his minor planet honors the California Institute of Technology's class of 1953 and their contributions to physics, engineering, chemistry, biology, geology, astronomy, mathematics and related fields, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of their graduation.
6800 Saragamine 1994 UC Mount Saragamine, Ehime, Japan*
6801–6900
6801 Střekov 1995 UM Castle near the Ústí nad Labem, in northern Bohemia
6802 Černovice 1995 UQ Černovice[disambiguation needed], Bohemia, Czech Republic
6804 Maruseppu 1995 WV Maruseppu, Hokkaidō, Japan*
6805 Abstracta 4600 P-L *
6806 Kaufmann 6048 P-L William John Kaufmann, American astronomer*
6807 Brünnow 6568 P-L Franz Brünnow, German astronomer*
6808 Plantin 1932 CP Christophe Plantin, bookbinder, publisher and typographer*
6809 Sakuma 1938 DM Seiichi Sakuma, Japanese amateur astronomer*
6810 Juanclariá 1969 GC Juan José Clariá, Argentine astronomer
6811 Kashcheev 1976 QP Boris Leonidovich Kashcheev, Ukrainian astronomer*
6814 Steffl 1979 MC2 Andrew J. Steffl, American astronomer
6815 Mutchler 1979 MM5 Max J. Mutchler, American astronomer
6816 Barbcohen 1981 EB28 Barbara A. Cohen, American planetary scientist
6817 Pest 1982 BP Pest, Hungary
6818 Sessyu 1983 EM Sesshū Tōyō, Japanese painter*
6819 McGarvey 1983 LL *
6820 Buil 1985 XS Christian Buil, French astronomer*
6821 Ranevskaya 1986 SZ *
6824 Mallory 1988 RE George Mallory, British mountaineer
6825 Irvine 1988 TJ Andrew Irvine, British mountaineer
6826 Lavoisier 1989 SD Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, French chemist
6827 Wombat 1990 SN The Wombat
6828 Elbsteel 1990 VC *
6829 Charmawidor 1991 BM Charles-Marie Widor, French composer*
6830 Johnbackus 1991 JB1 John Backus, American computer scientist, inventor of FORTRAN
6832 Kawabata 1992 FP Yasunari Kawabata, Japanese novelist*
6835 Molfino 1994 HT *
6836 Paranal 1994 PW Cerro Paranal, ESO Very Large Telescope site
6837 Bressi 1994 XN Terry Bressi, engineer and member of Spacewatch at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory of the University of Arizona*
6838 Okuda 1995 UD Toyozo Okuda, Japanese astronomer*
6839 Ozenuma 1995 WB Oze marsh, Japan*
6841 Gottfriedkirch 2034 P-L Gottfried Kirch, German astronomer*
6842 Krosigk 3016 P-L *
6843 Heremon 1975 TC *
6844 Shpak 1975 VR *
6845 Mansurova 1976 JG *
6846 Kansazan 1976 UG Japanese philosopher and poet*
6847 Kunz-Hallstein 1977 RL *
6855 Armellini 1989 BG Giuseppe Armellini, Italian astronomer*
6856 Bethemmons 1989 EM Elizabeth Emmons, administrator of JPL's Space and Earth Science Division 32
6859 Datemasamune 1991 CZ Date Masamune, Japanese daimyo*
6860 Sims 1991 CS *
6862 Virgiliomarcon 1991 GL Virgilio Marcon, Italian telescope maker*
6864 Starkenburg 1991 RC Starkenburg-Sternwarte (Starkenburg Observatory)
6865 Dunkerley 1991 TE *
6866 Kukai 1992 CO Kūkai, Japanese buddhism monk*
6867 Kuwano 1992 FP Yoshiyuki Kuwano, Japanese amateur astronomer*
6868 Seiyauyeda 1992 HD Seiya Ueda, Japanese seismologist*
6869 Funada 1992 JP Takumi Funada, Japanese astronomer*
6870 Pauldavies 1992 OG Paul Charles William Davies, Australian physicist, writer and broadcaster*
6871 Verlaine 1993 BE Paul Verlaine, French poet
6873 Tasaka 1993 HT Ichiro Tasaka, Japanese amateur astronomer*
6876 Beppeforti 1994 RK Giuseppe Forti, Italian astronomer*
6877 Giada 1994 TB *
6878 Isamu 1994 TN Isamu Hirabayashi, Japanese amateur astronomer*
6879 Hyogo 1994 TC Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan*
6880 Hayamiyu 1994 TG Yū Hayami, Japanese singer and actress*
6881 Shifutsu 1994 UP Mount Shibutsu, Gunma, Japan*
6882 Sormano 1995 CC Sormano, a village in Italy, home of the Osservatorio Astronomico Sormano (Sormano Astronomical Observatory)
6883 Hiuchigatake 1996 AF Mount Hiuchi, Fukushima, Japan*
6884 Takeshisato 9521 P-L Takeshi Satō, Japanese*
6885 Nitardy 9570 P-L *
6886 Grote 1942 CG Grote Reber, American radio astronomer*
6887 Hasuo 1951 WH Ryūichi Hasuo, Japanese amateur astronomer*
6890 Savinykh 1975 RP Viktor Petrovich Savinykh, Russian cosmonaut and author
6891 Triconia 1976 SA *
6894 Macreid 1986 RE *
6897 Tabei 1987 VQ Junko Tabei, Japanese mountaineer, first woman to climb Everest
6898 Saint-Marys 1988 LE Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
6899 Nancychabot 1988 RP10 Nancy Chabot, American planetary scientist
6901–7000
6901 Roybishop 1989 PA Roy L. Bishop, Canadian astronomer
6902 Hideoasada 1989 US Hideo Asada, Japanese amateur astronomer*
6904 McGill 1990 QW McGill University, Montreal
6905 Miyazaki 1990 TW Isao Miyazaki, Japanese amateur astronomer*
6906 Johnmills 1990 WC John Mills, 19th-century Scottish twine manufacturer and amateur astronomer, benefactor of the first British public observatory, the Mills Observatory
6907 Harryford 1990 WE Harry Ford, a Scottish astronomy enthusiast
6908 Kunimoto 1990 WB Yoshihiro Kunimoto, Japanese composer*
6909 Levison 1991 BY Harold F. Levison, American astronomer*
6910 Ikeguchi 1991 FJ Kunio Ikeguchi, Japanese amateur astronomer*
6911 Nancygreen 1991 GN Nancy Green Hicks, horsewoman and fundraiser for astronomical research*
6912 Grimm 1991 GQ Friedrich Melchior, Baron von Grimm, German encyclopedist
6913 Yukawa 1991 UT Hideki Yukawa, Japanese physicist, winner of the 1949 Nobel Prize in Physics*
6914 Becquerel 1992 GZ Henri Becquerel, French physicist*
6916 Lewispearce 1992 OJ Lewis Percival Pearce, Son of Australian amateur astronomer, Andrew Pearce*
6918 Manaslu 1993 FV *
6919 Tomonaga 1993 HP Shin-Ichiro Tomonaga, Japanese physicist*
6920 Esaki 1993 JE Reona Esaki, Japanese physicist*
6921 Janejacobs 1993 JJ Jane Jacobs, American-born Canadian writer and activist
6922 Yasushi 1993 KY *
6923 Borzacchini 1993 SD Baconin Borzacchini, Italian racing driver*
6924 Fukui 1993 TP Kenichi Fukui, Japanese chemist*
6925 Susumu 1993 UW Susumu Yamamoto, Japanese astronomer*
6927 Tonegawa 1994 TE Susumu Tonegawa, Japanese scientist*
6928 Lanna 1994 TM Vojtěch Lanna, Czech entrepreneur
6929 Misto 1994 UE *
6931 Kenzaburo 1994 VP Kenzaburō Ōe, Japanese literature*
6932 Tanigawadake 1994 YK Mount Tanigawa, Gunma and Niigata, Japan*
6933 Azumayasan 1994 YW Mount Azamuya, Gunma, Japan*
6935 Morisot 4524 P-L Berthe Morisot, French impressionist painter*
6936 Cassatt 6573 P-L Mary Cassatt, American artist*
6937 Valadon 1010 T-2 Suzanne Valadon, French painter*
6938 Soniaterk 5140 T-2 Sonia Terk, Ukrainian-born designer and founder of the Orphism movement, married French artist Robert Delaunay*
6939 Lestone 1952 SW *
6941 Dalgarno 1976 YA Alexander Dalgarno, American astronomer*
6942 Yurigulyaev 1976 YB Yuri Vasil'evich Gulyaev, Russian physicist and director of the Institute of Radio-engineering and Electronics in Moscow
6945 Dahlgren 1980 FZ Mats Dahlgren, Swedish astronomer
6947 Andrewdavis 1981 ET8 Andrew M. Davis, American meteoriticist
6948 Gounelle 1981 ET22 Matthieu Gounelle, French curator of meteorites at the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle in Paris
6949 Zissell 1982 RZ Ronald E. Zissell, American variable star astronomer at Mount Holyoke College
6950 Simonek 1982 YQ *
6952 Niccolò 1986 JT *
6953 Davepierce 1986 PC David Allen Pierce, American astronomer*
6954 Potemkin 1987 RB Grigori Aleksandrovich Potemkin, Russian field marshal, favourite of Catherine the Great*
6955 Ekaterina 1987 SP Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia*
6956 Holbach 1988 CX Paul Heinrich Dietrich von Holbach, German philosopher and encyclopedist
6959 Mikkelkocha 1988 VD Mikkel Kock Augustesen, grandson of the discoverer
6961 Ashitaka 1989 KA Mount Ashitaka, Japanese dormant volcano*
6962 Summerscience 1990 OT The Summer Science Program, a college-level summer program for gifted high school students*
6964 Kunihiko 1990 TL Kunihiko Kodaira, Japanese mathematician*
6965 Niyodogawa 1990 VS Niyodo River, Japan*
6966 Vietoris 1991 RD Leopold Vietoris, Austrian mathematician*
6969 Santaro 1991 VF Santarō Harada, Japanese astronomer*
6970 Saigusa 1992 AL Yoshikazu Saigusa, Japanese amateur astronomer*
6971 Omogokei 1992 CT A gorge in Ehime Prefecture, Japan*
6972 Helvetius 1992 GY Claude Adrien Helvetius, French philosopher and encyclopedist
6973 Karajan 1992 HK Herbert von Karajan, 20th-century Austrian orchestra conductor
6974 Solti 1992 MC Georg Solti (György Stern), Hungarian-British orchestra conductor
6975 Hiroaki 1992 QM Hiroaki Hayashi, Japanese amateur astronomer*
6976 Kanatsu 1993 KD Kazuyoshi Kanatsu, Japanese amateur astronomer*
6977 Jaucourt 1993 OZ Louis, Chevalier de Jaucourt, French writer and encyclopedist
6978 Hironaka 1993 RD Heisuke Hironaka, Japanese mathematician*
6979 Shigefumi 1993 RH Shigefumi Mori, Japanese mathematician*
6980 Kyusakamoto 1993 SV Kyu Sakamoto, Japanese singer, Rokusuke Ei, lyricist, and Hachidai Nakamura, composer (In Japanese, "Roku" means "6", "Kyu" is "9", and "Hachi" is "8")*
6981 Chirman 1993 TK *
6983 Komatsusakyo 1993 YC Sakyo Komatsu, Japanese science fiction writer*
6984 Lewiscarroll 1994 AO Lewis Carroll, pseudonym of Charles Dodgson, British writer*
6986 Asamayama 1994 WE Mount Asama, Nagano, Japan*
6987 Onioshidashi 1994 WZ Onioshidashi lava flow, Mount Asama, Japan*
6989 Hoshinosato 1994 XH Observation point of amateur astronomers, Minano, Saitama, Japan*
6990 Toya 1994 XU Mount Toya, Minano, Saitama, Japan*
6991 Chichibu 1995 AX Chichibu, Saitama, Japan*
6992 Minano-machi 1995 BT Minano-town, Saitama, Japan*
6995 Minoyama 1996 BZ Minoyama park, Saitama, Japan*
6996 Alvensleben 2222 T-2 Uta Fritze-von Alvensleben, German astronomer, or Constantin von Alvensleben, Prussian General, or possibly another member of that family, which has been associated with Saxony-Anhalt since the 12th century*
6997 Laomedon 3104 T-3 Laomedon, king of Troy*
6998 Tithonus 3108 T-3 Tithonus, mythical person related to the Trojan War*
6999 Meitner 4379 T-3 Lise Meitner, Austrian nuclear physicist
7000 Curie 1939 VD Marie Curie, Polish physicist*

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The USNO Asteroid Connection". The USNO Transit 1 (2). April–May 2009. Retrieved 2014-09-04. 
Preceded by
6,001–6,500
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 6,001–7,000
Succeeded by
7,001–7,500