Meanings of minor planet names: 76001–77000
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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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|
|76272 De Jong||2000 EJ110||Eric De Jong, American astronomer †|
|76628 Kozḯ Hrádek||2000 HC||Kozí Hrádek, a remnant of a 14th-century castle near Tábor, abandoned since the end of the 15th century. †|
|Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 76,001–77,000