Meanings of minor planet names: 80001–81000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
80001–80100
80008 Danielarhodes 1999 GG1 Daniela Bargellini Rhodes, an Italian chemical engineer.
80101–80200
80180 Elko 1999 VS Elko, Nevada, "The Heart of Northeast Nevada", home of the National Basque Festival and the Cowboy Poetry Gathering
80184 Hekigoto 1999 VX22 Hekigoto Kawahigashi, 19th-20th-century Japanese Haiku poet
80401–80500
80451 Alwoods 2000 AA Alfred Lee (A.L.) Woods, American amateur astronomer
80601–80700
80675 Kwentus 2000 BV22 Peter (1923–1985) and Virginia "Ginger" (1929–2008) Kwentus, members and devoted supporters of the Warren Astronomical Society in Michigan.
80801–80900
80801 Yiwu 2000 CP98 Yiwu county, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Northwest China, where many shadow chasers observed the total solar eclipse of 2008 August
80807 Jimloudon 2000 CX112 James "Jim" Loudon, 20th-century American space-science lecturer
80901–81000
80984 Santomurakami 2000 EO15 Santo Murakami, 20th-century Japanese calligrapher, recipient of the Order of Cultural Merit Award in 1998
Preceded by
79,001–80,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 80,001–81,000
Succeeded by
81,001–82,000