Meanings of minor planet names: 80001–81000
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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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|
|80008 Danielarhodes||1999 GG1||Daniela Bargellini Rhodes, an Italian chemical engineer. †|
|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 †|
|80451 Alwoods||2000 AA||Alfred Lee (A.L.) Woods, American amateur astronomer † ‡|
|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 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 †|
|80984 Santomurakami||2000 EO15||Santo Murakami, 20th-century Japanese calligrapher, recipient of the Order of Cultural Merit Award in 1998 †|
|Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 80,001–81,000