Meanings of minor planet names: 84001–85000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
84001–84100
84011 Jean-Claude 2002 OB25 Jean-Claude George Pelle, French amateur astronomer
84012 Deluise 2002 PR Fiore De Luise, Italian astronomer
84075 Peterpatricia 2002 PL165 Peter M. and Patricia Lowe, parents of the discoverer
84095 Davidjohn 2002 QV48 David John Matson, father of the discoverer
84096 Reginaldglenice 2002 QD58 Reginald J. and Glenice E. Harding, parents-in-law of the discoverer
84100 Farnocchia 2002 RP8 Davide Farnocchia, is a mathematician who earned a PhD in Celestial Mechanics at the University of Pisa.
84101–84200
84200 Robertmoore 2002 RM122 Robert Moore, American space engineer, who worked for the Mercury program, Titan missiles, Fleetsatcom and the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System
84201–84300
84224 Kyte 2002 RB233 Frank Kyte, American geochemist and meteoriticist
84225 Verish 2002 RO236 Robert S. (Bob) Verish, American meteor observer and meteorite hunter
84301–84400
84340 Jos 2002 TO58 Jos Dianovich Claerbout, American writer, web engineer, film producer, and creator of magnificent hats
84401–84500
84417 Ritabo 2002 TE202 Rita Boles, wife of the discoverer
84801–84900
84882 Table Mountain 2003 CN16 Table Mountain, California
84884 Dorismcmillan 2003 FS20 Doris McMillan, 20th-century American science educator, influential with many amateur and professional astronomers, space scientists and educators
84901–85000
84902 Porrentruy 2003 UU11 Porrentruy, Switzerland
84921 Morkoláb 2003 VN1 The Morkoláb (or Markolaáb), Hungarian mythical animal that eats the Sun or Moon during an eclipse; this object was discovered during a total lunar eclipse
84926 Marywalker 2003 WR3 Mary Walker (b. 1960), the Instrument Systems Manager for the OSIRIS-REx Mission.
84928 Oliversacks 2003 WE13 Oliver Sacks, CBE, English neurologist and author
84943 Timothylinn 2003 WC148 Timothy Linn (b. 1970), the Systems Engineering Manager for the OSIRISREx Asteroid Sample Return Mission.
84945 Solosky 2003 WP153 Phil (b. 1945) and Sueko (b. 1950) Solosky were active members of the Sunset Astronomical Society in Michigan in the 1970s.
84991 Bettyphilpotts 2003 YM94 Betty Philpotts Wilson, a board member of the Richmond Astronomical Society and was their first female President.
84994 Amysimon 2003 YW106 Amy Simon (b. 1971), the Deputy Instrument Scientist for the OVIRS instrument on OSIRIS-REx.
84995 Zselic 2003 YB108 Zselic, one of Hungary`s most beautiful wooded regions.
84996 Hortobágy 2003 YW110 Hortobágy National Park, an 800-square-km national park in eastern Hungary.
Preceded by
83,001–84,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 84,001–85,000
Succeeded by
85,001–86,000