Meanings of minor planet names: 7501–8000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
7501–7600
7501 Farra 1996 VD3 Farra d'Isonzo, town in Italy
7504 Kawakita 1997 AF1 Hideyo Kawakita, Japanese astronomer
7505 Furusho 1997 AM2 Reiko Furusho, Japanese astronomer
7506 Lub 4837 P-L Jan Lub, Dutch astronomer
7507 Israel 7063 P-L Frank Pieter Israel, Dutch astronomer
7508 Icke 2327 T-3 Vincent Icke, Dutch astronomer
7509 Gamzatov 1977 EL Rasul Gamzatov, Dagestanian poet
7511 Patcassen 1981 EX24 Patrick Cassen, American astrophysicist
7512 Monicalazzarin 1983 CA1 Monica Lazzarin, Italian astronomer
7516 Kranjc 1987 MC Aldo Kranjc, Italian astronomer
7519 Paulcook 1989 UN3 In the face of extreme physical problems resulting from an accident at age 12, Paul A. Cook (b. 1981) has shown remarkable determination to use his mental powers to study astronomy. He has learned how to use a computer by special means and has produced some extremely good graphics for the discoverer.
7525 Kiyohira 1992 YE Kiyohira Fujiwara, founder of Fujiwara clan in Japan
7526 Ohtsuka 1993 AA Katsuhito Ohtsuka (b. 1959), a curator of Tokyo Meteor Network and its meteorite collection.
7527 Marples 1993 BJ Peter Marples, Australian amateur astronomer, discoverer of supernova 2008fa in NGC 6722 and member of the Southern Astronomical Society
7528 Huskvarna 1993 FS39 Huskvarna, Sweden
7529 Vagnozzi 1994 BC Antonio Vagnozzi, Italian amateur astronomer.
7530 Mizusawa 1994 GO1 Commemoration of hundredth anniversary of International Latitude Observatory at Mizusawa, Japan
7531 Pecorelli 1994 SC Antonio Pecorelli (1923-1986), a conductor on the trams and buses in Terni for 30 years.
7532 Pelhřimov 1995 UR1 Pelhřimov, town in the Czech Republic
7536 Fahrenheit 1995 WB7 Gabriel Fahrenheit, German-born Dutch scientist
7537 Solvay 1996 HS8 Ernest Solvay, Belgian chemist and philanthropist
7538 Zenbei 1996 VE6 Iwahashi Zenbei (1756-1811) is known for building the most superior Japanese telescope in the Edo era. His family worked as opticians in Osaka for four generations after him.
7541 Nieuwenhuis 4019 T-3 Henk Nieuwenhuis, Dutch amateur astronomer, Eisinga Planetarium
7543 Prylis 1973 SY *
7544 Tipografiyanauka 1976 UB2 The oldest printing-house (tipografiya in Russian) of the Russian Academy of Sciences bears the name "Nauka" (science). It was founded in 1727 in St. Petersburg.
7545 Smaklösa 1978 OB Smaklösa, Swedish musical group
7548 Engström 1980 FW2 Albert Engström, Swedish writer and artist
7549 Woodard 1980 TO5 Adrian Russell Woodard, youngest grandson of the discoverers
7550 Woolum 1981 EV8 Dorothy S. Woolum, American astrophysicist and meteoriticist
7551 Edstolper 1981 EF26 Edward M. Stolper, American geologist
7552 Sephton 1981 EB27 Mark A. Sephton, British geochemist and meteoriticist
7553 Buie 1981 FG Marc W. Buie, American astronomer
7554 Johnspencer 1981 GQ John R. Spencer, an astronomer at Lowell Observatory.
7555 Venvolkov 1981 SZ6 Veniamin Vasil'evich Volkov, world-renowned ophthalmologist.
7556 Perinaldo 1982 FX2 Perinaldo is a village in Liguria, Italy.
7558 Yurlov 1982 TB2 Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Yurlov, Russian choir master and choral conductor.
7559 Kirstinemeyer 1985 VF Kirstine Bjerrum Meyer, first Danish woman to obtain a degree in physics (in 1892), founder of Fysisk Tidsskrift
7560 Spudis 1986 AJ Paul D. Spudis, American planetary geologist
7561 Patrickmichel 1986 TR2 Patrick Michel (b. 1970), French dynamicist.
7562 Kagiroino-Oka 1986 WO9 Place in one of the poems in the collection Manyousyu
7564 Gokumenon 1988 CA Mambillikalathil Govind Kumar ("Goku") Menon, Vikram Sarabhai Distinguished professor of the Indian Space Research Organization, who provided strong support for the 2.3-m Vainu Bappu telescope and the Ootacamund radioastronomy facility
7565 Zipfel 1988 RD11 Jutta Zipfel, German curator of meteorites at the Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg (Senckenberg Research Institute) in Frankfurt
7571 Weisse Rose 1989 EH6 Die Weiße Rose, a resistance movement in Germany in World War II which called for nonviolent resistance to the Nazi regime. Numerous members of the movement were arrested and executed
7572 Znokai 1989 SF Cultural and social organization of staff of Mizusawa International Latitude Observatory
7573 Basfifty 1989 VX England's Birmingham Astronomical Society is currently celebrating its fiftieth anniversary. The Society was established in 1950, largely as a result of the University of Birmingham's extramural classes on astronomy.
7575 Kimuraseiji 1989 YK Seiji Kimura (b. 1932), an amateur astronomer.
7578 Georgböhm 1990 SP7 Georg Böhm, German organist
7580 Schwabhausen 1990 TM7 *
7581 Yudovich 1990 VY13 *
7583 Rosegger 1991 BA3 Peter Rosegger, Austrian poet, novelist and writer*
7584 Ossietzky 1991 GK10 Carl von Ossietzky, German pacifist and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1935*
7586 Bismarck 1991 RH7 Prince Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck (1815-1898), Prussian prime minister and minister of foreign affairs and, from 1871, the so-called Great Chancellor of the German Reich.
7587 Weckmann 1992 CF3 Matthias Weckmann, German organist
7590 Aterui 1992 UP4 Aterui, patriarch of the Ainu tribe in northern Japan in the late eighth century.
7592 Takinemachi 1992 WR3 Takine, a town in Fukushima prefecture, 250 km north of Tokyo.
7594 Shotaro 1993 BH2 Shotaro Miyamoto (1912-1992), professor of astrophysics at Kyoto University.
7595 Växjö 1993 FN26 Växjö, Sweden
7596 Yumi 1993 GH Shigeru Yumi, Japanese astronomer
7597 Shigemi 1993 GM Shigemi Uchida (b. 1952) is actively working to combat light pollution in Japan. He is an organizer of the Japan Section of the International Dark Sky Association and also a member of the Japanese dark-sky organization Hoshizora-wo-Mamoru-Kai.
7599 Munari 1994 PB Ulisse Munari, Italian astronomer
7600 Vacchi 1994 RB1 *
7601–7700
7602 Yidaeam 1994 YW1 Dae-am Yi (b. 1955), vice president of Saekung College in the Republic of Korea.
7603 Salopia 1995 OA2 Latin name for Shropshire, England
7604 Kridsadaporn 1995 QY2 Kridsadaporn (San) Ritsmitchai (1964-2004) was born in Songhkla, Thailand. She and her husband Martin Callaway both lived and worked at Siding Spring Observatory. San is remembered in Coonabarabran for her caring nature and community work. She died tragically in a car accident.
7607 Billmerline 1995 SB13 William J. Merline (b. 1954), planetary scientist at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado.
7608 Telegramia 1995 UO1 The IAU Circulars (originally circulated by telegram)
7610 Sudbury 1995 XB Sudbury, Massachusetts.
7611 Hashitatsu 1996 BW1 Tatsuo Hashimoto (b. 1912) has been a member of the Oriental Astronomical Association since the 1930s and an advisor to the Oita Astronomical Society since its founding in 1979. In 1944 he won a patent for his invention of a new type of protractor in which a right angle has 60 degrees.
7614 Masatomi 1996 EA Masatomi Urata (b. 1925) has been a member of the Oriental Astronomical Association and an active observer of meteors since 1943. He has also been an adviser to the Oita Astronomical Society since its founding in 1979 and has greatly contributed to the growth of younger astronomers.
7616 Sadako 1996 VF2 Sadako Sasaki (1943-1955) was exposed to radiation from the Hiroshima atom bomb and suffered from leukemia. She tried to fold 1000 paper cranes in prayer for recovery, but in vain. Impressed by her story, children around the world raised funds and built the Children's Peace Monument in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.
7618 Gotoyukichi 1997 AU4 Yukichi Goto (1896-1929), pioneer of civil aviation in Japan.
7620 Willaert 4077 P-L Adrian Willaert, Flemish composer*
7621 Sweelinck 4127 P-L Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Dutch composer
7622 Pergolesi 6624 P-L Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian composer*
7623 Stamitz 9508 P-L Carl Stamitz, German composer*
7624 Gluck 1251 T-1 Christoph Willibald Gluck, German composer*
7625 Louisspohr 2150 T-2 Louis Spohr, German composer*
7626 Iafe 1976 QL2 IAFE, Instituto de Astronomía y Física del Espacio (Argentinian "Institute of Astronomy and Space Physics")
7627 Wakenokiyomaro 1977 DS4 Wake no Kiyomaro, Japanese official
7628 Evgenifedorov 1977 QY Evgenij Pavlovich Fedorov (1909-1986), an astrometrist.
7629 Foros 1977 QK1 Crimean health resort
7631 Vokrouhlický 1981 WH David Vokrouhlický (b. 1966), a Czech physicist at Charles University, Prague.
7632 Stanislav 1982 UT5 *
7633 Volodymyr 1982 UD7 *
7634 Shizutani-Kou 1982 VO3 Oldest Japanese school building
7636 Comba 1984 CM Named in honor of Paul G. Comba (b. 1926), who gave up a career in celestial mechanics and astronomy for one in mathematics and computer science.
7638 Gladman 1984 UX Brett J. Gladman, Canadian astronomer
7639 Offutt 1985 DC1 Warren Offutt (born 1928), amateur astronomer*[1]
7640 Marzari 1985 PX Francesco Marzari (b. 1961), an Italian planetary scientist at the University of Padova.
7644 Cslewis 1988 VR5 C. S. Lewis, British writer
7645 Pons 1989 AC2 Jean Louis Pons, French astronomer
7647 Etrépigny 1989 SR2 Étrépigny, French village
7648 Tomboles 1989 TB1 Tom Boles, British amateur astronomer, supernova hunter, president of the British Astronomical Association during 2003–2005, and discoverer of 84417 Ritabo
7649 Bougainville 1990 SV5 Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, French explorer
7650 Kaname 1990 UG Kaname Nakamura (1904-1932), Japanese amateur astronomer and volunteer at the Kwasan Observatory.
7651 Villeneuve 1990 VD6 Don Villeneuve, anthropologist, friend of the discoverer
7655 Adamries 1991 YM1 Adam Ries, German mathematician*
7656 Joemontani 1992 HX Joseph L. Montani, senior research specialist with the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory of the University of Arizona and member of the Spacewatch team
7657 Jefflarsen 1992 HK1 Jeffrey A. Larsen (b. 1967), a software expertise.
7661 Reincken 1994 PK38 Johann Adam Reincken, German organist
7664 Namahage 1994 TE3 The Namahage is a folk event that has been handed down from olden times in Oga Peninsula in Akita Prefecture. It is designated a "Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property".
7665 Putignano 1994 TK3 Putignano, a town and comune in the province of Bari, Puglia, Italy
7666 Keyaki 1994 VC1 *
7668 Mizunotakao 1995 BR3 Takao Mizuno, a professor at Tokyo's Gakugei University.
7669 Malše 1995 PB The Malše, Czech river
7670 Kabeláč 1995 QJ *
7671 Albis 1995 UK1 Latin name for the Elbe river
7672 Hawking 1995 UO2 Stephen Hawking, British physicist
7673 Inohara 1995 UY3 Masanori Inohara (born 1921) has been an amateur astronomer since childhood. He contributed greatly to the popularization of astronomy, especially in schools after World War II, when Japan was very poor. He is also an enthusiastic chaser of solar eclipses.
7674 Kasuga 1995 VO1 Ryo Kasuga, Japanese Buddhist priest
7675 Gorizia 1995 WT5 Gorizia, the Italian town on the 1000th anniversary of the first mention of its actual name in an official document. Gorizia is the main city in the lowlands of river Isonzo River.
7677 Sawa 1995 YP3 Takeyasu Sawa, a professor of education at Aichi University.
7678 Onoda 1996 CW2 *
7679 Asiago 1996 CA9 *
7680 Cari 1996 HB Amleto Cari (1904–1982), versatile athlete of rare talent, from 1919 to 1933 he was captain of the Terni football team that, under his guidance, reached the national league.
7681 Chenjingrun 1996 YK2 Chen Jingrun, mathematician
7682 Miura 1997 CY19 Katsumi Miura, technical official of the Earthquake Research Institute of the University of Tokyo.
7683 Wuwenjun 1997 DE Wenjun Wu, a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, is the originator in the research on mathematics mechanization in China.
7684 Marioferrero 1997 EY Mario A. Ferrero, Italian astronomer*
7686 Wolfernst 2024 P-L Wolfgang Ernst, German amateur astronomer associated with the Starkenburg Observatory (Starkenburg-Sternwarte)
7687 Matthias 2099 P-L Matthias Busch, German amateur astronomer associated with the Starkenburg Observatory (Starkenburg-Sternwarte)
7688 Lothar 2536 P-L Lothar Kurtze, German amateur astronomer
7689 Reinerstoss 4036 P-L Reiner Stoss, German amateur astronomer
7690 Sackler 2291 T-1 Raymond and Beverly Sackler, wise, perceptive and generous supporters of science and the arts.
7691 Brady 3186 T-3 Charles E. "Chuck" Brady, Jr. (b. 1951), captain in the U.S. Navy, NASA astronaut, surgeon, experienced amateur radio operator and close friend to the name proposer.
7692 Edhenderson 1981 EZ25 Edward P. Henderson, American curator of meteorites at the Smithsonian Institution until 1992.
7693 Hoshitakuhai 1982 WE “Hoshitakuhai” (“Home delivery of the starry skies”) is an activity of the Kakogawa Space Science Association that brings the wonders of the stars to the public.
7694 Krasetín 1983 SF Krastein, Czech village
7695 Přemysl 1984 WA1 Premysl, legendary Bohemian ruler
7696 Liebe 1988 JD Bodo Liebe, a professor at the University of Siegen.
7698 Schweitzer 1989 AS6 Albert Schweitzer, German theologian, musician, philosopher, physician and Nobelist*
7699 Božek 1989 CB4 Josef Božek, Czech engineer
7700 Rote Kapelle 1990 TE8 Rote Kapelle, a left-wing and communist resistance group who fought against the fascist regime, operating mainly in Berlin and Hamburg.
7701–7800
7701 Zrzavý 1990 TX8 Jan Zrzavý, Czech artist
7704 Dellen 1992 EB7 Dellen, Swedish lake system formed by a meteor impact
7705 Humeln 1993 FU7 Humeln, Swedish lake formed by a meteor impact
7706 Mien 1993 FZ36 Lake Mien, Swedish lake formed by a meteor impact
7707 Yes 1993 HM1 Yes, rock group*
7708 Fennimore 1994 GF9 Guy Fennimore, British secretary of the Society for Popular Astronomy (formerly the Junior Astronomical Society)
7710 Ishibashi 1994 WT2 *
7711 Říp 1994 XF Říp, a hill near Prague, Czech Republic
7713 Tsutomu 1995 YE *
7714 Briccialdi 1996 CC1 Giulio Briccialdi, Italian composer*
7715 Leonidarosino 1996 CR7 Leonida Rosino, Italian astronomer*
7716 Ube 1996 DA3 *
7717 Tabeisshi 1997 AL5 *
7718 Desnoux 1997 EP30 *
7720 Lepaute 4559 P-L *
7721 Andrillat 6612 P-L Yvette Andrillat and/or Henri Andrillat, French astronomers*
7722 Firneis 2240 T-2 Maria Firneis, Austrian astronomer*
7723 Lugger 1952 QW *
7724 Moroso 1970 OB Pascuala Moroso, Argentinian farmer, upon whose land the Complejo Astronómico El Leoncito (the discovery site) lies
7725 Sel'vinskij 1972 RX1 Il'ya L'vovich Sel'vinskij, Soviet poet
7726 Olegbykov 1974 QM2 Oleg Pavlovich Bykov, Russian astronomer
7727 Chepurova 1975 EA3 *
7728 Giblin 1977 AW2 Ian Giblin, British physicist
7729 Golovanov 1977 QY3 Yaroslav Kirillovich Golovanov, Russian space engineer and scientific journalist
7730 Sergerasimov 1978 NN1 Sergei Gerasimov, 20th-century Soviet actor, pedagogue, film director, and scenario writer
7735 Scorzelli 1980 UL1 Rosa Scorzelli, Brazilian meteoriticist
7736 Nizhnij Novgorod 1981 RC5 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia*
7737 Sirrah 1981 VU (= Harris backwards) Alan William Harris, astronomer*
7738 Heyman 1981 WS1 *
7739 Čech 1982 CE Eduard Čech, Czech mathematician
7740 Petit 1983 RR2 *
7741 Fedoseev 1983 RR4 *
7742 Altamira 1985 US Altamira, cave in Spain with cave art
7747 Michałowski 1987 SO Tadeusz Michałowski, Polish astronomer
7749 Jackschmitt 1988 JP Harrison 'Jack' Schmitt, American planetary geologist, last astronaut on the Moon, and later a senator
7750 McEwen 1988 QD1 Alfred McEwen, American planetary geologist
7752 Otauchunokai 1988 US *
7754 Gopalan 1989 TT11 Gopalan Srinivasan, Canadian geologist and meteoriticist
7755 Haute-Provence 1989 YO5 Observatoire de Haute-Provence, France*
7756 Scientia 1990 FR1 Science*
7757 Kameya 1990 KO Osamu Kameya, a researcher at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.
7758 Poulanderson 1990 KT Poul Anderson, American science fiction writer
7763 Crabeels 1990 UT5 *
7766 Jododaira 1991 BH2 *
7767 Tomatic 1991 RB5 *
7769 Okuni 1991 VF4 *
7770 Siljan 1992 EQ8 Siljan, Swedish lake formed by a meteor impact
7771 Tvären 1992 EZ9 Tvären, Swedish lake formed by a meteor impact
7775 Taiko 1992 XD *
7776 Takeishi 1993 BF *
7777 Consadole 1993 CO1 *
7778 Markrobinson 1993 HK1 Mark Robinson, American planetary geologist.
7779 Susanring 1993 KL Susan Ring, author*
7780 Maren 1993 NJ *
7781 Townsend 1993 QT Charles Townsend, laser physicist and community-college instructor of astronomy and mathematics*
7784 Watterson 1994 PL Bill Watterson (b. 1958), the author of the iconic cartoon strip Calvin and Hobbes.
7782 Mony 1994 CY *
7787 Annalaura 1994 WW Annalaura Calvani, wife of Luciano Tesi, co-discoverer of the object
7788 Tsukuba 1994 XS *
7789 Kwiatkowski 1994 XE6 Teofil Kwiatkowski, Polish painter*
7790 Miselli 1995 DK2 Furio Miselli, Italian poet*
7791 Ebicykl 1995 EB Ebicykl, a tradition of cycling to Czech and Slovak observatories held by a group of astronomers
7794 Sanvito 1996 AD4 *
7796 Járacimrman 1996 BG Jára da Cimrman, fictional Czech genius
7797 Morita 1996 BK2 *
7799 Martinšolc 1996 DW1 Martin Šolc, Czech astronomer
7800 Zhongkeyuan 1996 EW2 *
7801–7900
7801 Goretti 1996 GG2 *
7802 Takiguchi 1996 XG1 Setsuo Takiguchi, 20th-century Japanese founder and first director of the Hiroshima Children's Museum
7803 Adachi 1997 EW2 Makoto Adachi, Japanese elementary school teacher, amateur astronomer, and director of the Oriental Astronomical Association
7804 Boesgaard 3083 P-L Ann Merchant Boesgaard, American astronomer
7805 Moons 7610 P-L Michèle Moons, 20th-century Belgian astronomer
7806 Umasslowell 1971 UM University of Massachusetts Lowell
7807 Grier 1975 SJ1 Jennifer Grier, American planetary scientist
7808 Bagould 1976 GL8 Benjamin Apthorp Gould, 19th-century American astronomer, founder of the Astronomical Journal, first director of the Córdoba Observatory, initiator of the Uranometria Argentina
7811 Zhaojiuzhang 1982 DT6 Zhao Jiuzhang, 20th-century Chinese physicist and pioneer of the Chinese satellite program
7812 Billward 1984 UT *
7813 Anderserikson 1985 UF3 Anders Erikson, Swedish astronomer
7815 Dolon 1987 QN Dolon, mythical Trojan warrior
7816 Hanoi 1987 YA Hanoi, Vietnam*
7817 Zibiturtle 1988 RH10 Elizabeth "Zibi" Turtle, American planetary scientist
7818 Muirhead 1990 QO *
7824 Lynch 1991 RM2 *
7826 Kinugasa 1991 VO Sachio Kinugasa, Japanese professional baseball player
7829 Jaroff 1992 WY4 *
7830 Akihikotago 1993 DC1 Akihiko Tago, Japanese amateur (?) astronomer*
7831 François-Xavier 1993 FQ François-Xavier Bagnoud, French pilot
7833 Nilstamm 1993 FV32 Nils Tamm, Swedish amateur astronomer and artist whose private observatory is now the Kvistabergs Observatorium, an observing station of Uppsala Astronomical Observatory
7835 Myroncope 1993 MC Myron Cope, 20th-century American sports journalist
7837 Mutsumi 1993 TX *
7838 Feliceierman 1993 WA *
7840 Hendrika 1994 TL3 Hendrika Cornelia Marshall Aikman (née Grootendorst), wife of the discoverer
7842 Ishitsuka 1994 XQ *
7844 Horikawa 1995 YL1 *
7845 Mckim 1996 AC Richard McKim, British amateur astronomer*
7846 Setvák 1996 BJ Martin Setvák, Czech meteorologist
7847 Mattiaorsi 1996 CS8 *
7848 Bernasconi 1996 DF1 Giovanni and Angelo Bernasconi, Italian amateur astronomers
7849 Janjosefrič 1996 HR Josef Jan Frič, Czech amateur astronomer, founder of Ondřejov Observatory*
7850 Buenos Aires 1996 LH Buenos Aires, Argentina*
7851 Azumino 1996 YW2 *
7852 Itsukushima 7604 P-L *
7853 Confucius 2086 T-2 Confucius, Chinese philosopher*
7854 Laotse 1076 T-3 Lao Zi, Chinese philosopher*
7855 Tagore 4092 T-3 Rabindranath Tagore, poet*
7856 Viktorbykov 1975 VB1 *
7857 Lagerros 1978 QC3 Johan S. V. Lagerros, Swedish astronomer
7858 Bolotov 1978 SB3 Andrey Timofeyevich Bolotov, 18th-century Russian writer, scientist, agriculturist, forester and builder of parks
7859 Lhasa 1979 US Lhasa, Tibet
7860 Zahnle 1980 PF Kevin J. Zahnle, American space research scientist
7861 Messenger 1981 EK25 Scott R. Messenger, American space scientist
7862 Keikonakamura 1981 EE28 Keiko Nakamura Messenger, Japanese-American(?) space scientist
7863 Turnbull 1981 VK Margaret A. ("Maggie") Turnbull, American astrobiologist
7866 Sicoli 1982 TK Piero Sicoli, Italian amateur astronomer.
7867 Burian 1984 SB1 Zdeněk Burian, Czech artist
7868 Barker 1984 UX2 *
7869 Pradun 1987 RV3 Valentin Panteleevich Pradun, Ukrainian economist and professor at Tavrichesky National University, president of the Crimean Academy of Humanities
7871 Tunder 1990 SW4 Franz Tunder, German organist
7873 Böll 1991 AE3 Heinrich Böll, German novelist and recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1972*
7881 Schieferdecker 1992 RC7 Johann Christian Schieferdecker, German organist
7885 Levine 1993 KQ2 Joanna L. Levine, a ballerina, an astrophysicist and a yoga instructor.
7886 Redman 1993 PE Roderick Oliver Redman and Russell Ormond Redman, American-Canadian astronomers
7887 Bratfest 1993 SU2 Oktoberfest style gathering hosted by the graduate students of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona
7890 Yasuofukui 1994 TC3 *
7891 Fuchie 1994 VJ7 *
7892 Musamurahigashi 1994 WQ12 Musashimurayama East High School, Japan*
7894 Rogers 1994 XC1 *
7895 Kaseda 1995 DK1 *
7896 Švejk 1995 EC The Good Soldier Švejk, character created by Jaroslav Hašek
7897 Bohuška 1995 EL1 *
7898 Ohkuma 1995 XR1 *
7899 Joya 1996 BV3 *
7900 Portule 1996 CV8 *
7901–8000
7901 Konnai 1996 DP Reiichi Konnai (b. 1950; former name Horiguchi), an eagle-eyed observer and dentist.
7902 Hanff 1996 HT17 Johann Nicolaus Hanff, German organist
7903 Albinoni 1996 HV24 Tomaso Albinoni, Italian composer
7904 Morrow 1997 JL4 *
7905 Juzoitami 1997 OX Juzo Itami (1933-1997), actor, translator, essayist, editor and well-known director since the great success of his first work Osoushiki (Funeral).
7906 Melanchton 3081 P-L Philipp Melanchthon, German reformer.
7907 Erasmus 4047 P-L Erasmus, Dutch humanist
7908 Zwingli 4192 T-1 Ulrich Zwingli (1484-1531), Swiss reformer.
7909 Ziffer 1975 SK Julie Ziffer (born 1974), a professor of physics at the University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME.
7910 Aleksola 1976 GD2 Aleksandr Anatol'evich Solov'yov, Russian (Kalmuk) poet and astronomer
7911 Carlpilcher 1977 RZ8 Carl Bernard Pilcher, American astronomer.
7912 Lapovok 1978 PO3 Yakov Semenovich Lapovok (b. 1932) is a radio engineer and inventor, scientific secretary of the A. S. Popov Museum at St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University.
7913 Parfenov 1978 TU8 Anatolij Ivanovich Parfenov (1925-1993), an outstanding Russian sportsman, a champion of the Melbourne Olympic games in 1956 in classical wrestling.
7917 Hammergren 1981 EG5 Mark Hammergren (born 1964), an astronomer at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago.
7918 Berrilli 1981 EJ22 Francesco Berrilli (born 1958), a professor in the Physics Department of the University of Rome Tor Vergata.
7919 Prime 1981 EZ27 7919, the one-thousandth prime number.
7921 Huebner 1982 RF Walter F. Huebner (b. 1928), contributor of small bodies studies in general, and to cometary studies in particular.
7923 Chyba 1983 WJ Christopher Frank Chyba, American astrophysicist, astrobiologist, security advisor on nuclear proliferation and arms control.
7924 Simbirsk 1986 PW4 Simbirsk, a region in Russia, formerly Ulyanovsk.
7925 Shelus 1986 RX2 Peter J. Shelus (b. 1942), a manager of the Lunar and Satellite Laser Ranging Projects at McDonald Observatory since 1982.
7928 Bijaoui 1986 WM5 Albert Bijaoui, French astronomer, born in Tunisia.
7931 Kristianpedersen 1988 EB1 Kristian Pedersen, Danish astrophysicist, winner of the 2004 Tycho Brahe Gold Medal
7933 Magritte 1989 GP4 René Magritte Lessines, Belgian painter
7934 Sinatra 1989 SG1 Frank Sinatra, singer.
7935 Beppefenoglio 1990 EZ5 Beppe Fenoglio (1922-1963), one of the greatest Italian writers of the twentieth century.
7936 Mikemagee 1990 OW2 Michael Magee (b. 1958) has had a distinguished career with the University of Arizona's Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium since 1980. Throughout two decades Magee has been largely responsible for the planetarium's production of astronomy shows and its outreach program.
7939 Asphaug 1991 AP1 Erik Ian Asphaug, American astronomer.
7940 Erichmeyer 1991 EO1 Erich Meyer, Austrian amateur astronomer
7945 Kreisau 1991 RK7 Anti-Nazi resistance group formed in 1942 in Silesia at the Kreisau farm, the family estate of H. J. Graf von Moltke. The members of the group, called Kreisauer Kreis.
7947 Toland 1992 BE2 John Toland, British freethinker
7948 Whitaker 1992 HY Named after Ewen A. Whitaker a British born Planetary Scientist and Lunar specialist from the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona*
7950 Berezov 1992 SS26 Beryozovo, Russian town.
7953 Kawaguchi 1993 KP Masaya Kawaguchi (b. 1959), a chief editor of the Japanese astronomical magazine Sky Watcher during 1987-2000.
7954 Kitao 1993 SQ2 Koichi Kitao (b. 1953), Japanese amateur astronomer.
7955 Ogiwara 1993 WE Tetsuo Ogiwara (b. 1950), Japanese amateur astronomer.
7956 Yaji 1993 YH Kentaro Yaji (b. 1966), the director of Kawabe Cosmic Park in Wakayama prefecture.
7957 Antonella 1994 BT Antonella Bartolini (b. 1956), amateur astronomer and friend of the discoverers.
7958 Leakey 1994 LE3 Mary Leakey (1913-1996), her husband Louis Leakey (1903-1972) and her son Richard Leakey (b. 1944), all major figures in the paleoanthropology of Africa.
7959 Alysecherri 1994 PK Alyse Cherri Hergenrother, née Alyse Cherri Smith, wife of the discoverer
7960 Condorcet 1994 PW16 Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas de Caritat, Marquis de Condorcet, French philosopher
7961 Ercolepoli 1994 TD2 Ercole Poli, Italian amateur astronomer
7963 Falcinelli 1995 CA Amleto Falcinelli (1921-1996), Italian bantam-weight boxing champion.
7965 Katsuhiko 1996 BD1 Katsuhiko Sato (b. 1945), professor at University of Tokyo and director of the Research Center of the Early Universe since 1995.
7966 Richardbaum 1996 DA Richard Myer Baum, British amateur astronomer and author.
7967 Beny 1996 DV2 Michal "Beny" Böhm, friend of the discoverer
7968 Elst-Pizarro 1996 N2 Eric Walter Elst, Belgian astronomer and Guido Pizarro, astronomer at the European Southern Observatory
7970 Lichtenberg 6065 P-L Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German physicist.
7971 Meckbach 9002 P-L Wolfgang Meckbach (1919-1998), microwave spectroscopist.
7972 Mariotti 1174 T-1 Jean-Marie Mariotti (1955-1998), French astronomer.
7973 Koppeschaar 1344 T-2 Carl Egon Koppeschaar, Dutch science writer
7974 Vermeesch 2218 T-2 Theo Vermeesch, former director of the Simon Stevin Popular Observatory at Hoeven in the Netherlands
7976 Pinigin 1977 QT2 Gennadii Ivanovich Pinigin, Russian astronomer, director of the Nikolaev Astronomical Observatory
7978 Niknesterov 1978 SR4 Nikolaj Semenovich Nesterov (1947-2002), head of the Radioastronomy Department at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
7979 Pozharskij 1978 SV7 Dmitrij Mikhailovich Pozharskij (1578-1642), a Russian prince, statesman and soldier.
7980 Senkevich 1978 TD2 Yurij Aleksandrovich Senkevich (b. 1937), a scientist at the Institute of Medical and Biological Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
7983 Festin 1980 FY Leif Festin, Swedish astronomer
7984 Marius 1980 SM Simon Marius (1573–1625), a court astronomer in Ansbach.
7985 Nedelcu 1981 EK10 Dan Alin Nedelcu (born 1976), a research scientist at the Astronomical Institute of the Romanian Academy.
7986 Romania 1981 EG15 The country of Romania is located in southeast Europe, with Bucharest as its capital.
7987 Walshkevin 1981 EV22 Kevin John Walsh (born 1978), a scientist at the Southwest Research Institute of Boulder, CO.
7988 Pucacco 1981 EX30 Giuseppe Pucacco (born 1956), a researcher in the Physics Department of the University of Rome Tor Vergata.
7989 Pernadavide 1981 EW41 Davide Perna (born 1979), a postdoctoral fellow at the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte, Italy.
7991 Kaguyahime 1981 UT7 Main female character in old Japanese romance Taketori-monogatari
7992 Yozan 1981 WC Uesugi Yozan (1751-1822), the ninth lord of Yamagata prefecture's Yonezawa Castle, was the greatest ruler of his clan.
7994 Bethellen 1983 CQ2 Beth Ellen Clark, American astronomer
7995 Khvorostovsky 1983 PX Dmitrij Aleksandrovich Khvorostovsky, Russian baritone.
7996 Vedernikov 1983 RX3 Aleksandr Filippovich Vedernikov, Russian bass.
7998 Gonczi 1985 JK Robert Gonczi (b. 1945), a French dynamicist.
7999 Nesvorný 1986 RA3 David Nesvorný (b. 1969), a Czech dynamicist.
8000 Isaac Newton 1986 RL5 Named for Isaac Newton (1643-1727), hailed by some as the greatest universal genius of all time.

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Preceded by
7,001–7,500
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 7,001–8,000
Succeeded by
8,001–8,500