Meanings of minor planet names: 8501–9000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
8501–8600
8501 Wachholz 1990 TK8 Burkhard Wachholz, senior chief mechanic and department head at the Institute of Physics, University of Heidelberg, and friend of the first discoverer
8502 Bauhaus 1990 TR12 Bauhaus, German architectural school*
8503 Masakatsu 1990 WX3 *
8515 Corvan 1991 RJ Patrick Corvan, for many years caretaker at Armagh Observatory[1]
8516 Hyakkai 1991 TW1 *
8521 Boulainvilliers 1992 GF4 Henri de Boulainvilliers, comte de Saint Saire, French historian and political writer*
8523 Bouillabaisse 1992 PX Bouillabaisse, the fish stew*
8524 Paoloruffini 1992 RJ3 Paolo Ruffini, Italian mathematician*
8525 Nielsabel 1992 RZ5 Niels Henrik Abel, Norwegian mathematician*
8526 Takeuchiyukou 1992 SM12 *
8527 Katayama 1992 SV12 *
8529 Sinzi 1992 UH2 *
8530 Korbokkur 1992 UK5 *
8531 Mineosaito 1992 WX2 *
8533 Oohira 1993 BM *
8534 Knutsson 1993 FJ10 Gösta Knutsson, Swedish children's author † [2][3]
8535 Pellesvanslös 1993 FH22 Pelle Svanslös (English: Peter No-Tail), fictional cat in the stories of Gösta Knutsson[4][5]
8536 Måns 1993 FK23 Måns, fictional cat in the stories of Gösta Knutsson[6][7]
8537 Billochbull 1993 FG24 Bill and Bull, fictional cats in the stories of Gösta Knutsson[8][9]
8538 Gammelmaja 1993 FR26 Gammel-Maja, fictional cat in the stories of Gösta Knutsson[10][11]
8539 Laban 1993 FT32 Laban, fictional cat in the stories of Gösta Knutsson[12][13]
8540 Ardeberg 1993 FK80 Arne Ardeberg, Swedish professor emeritus of astronomy at Lund Observatory, director of the European Southern Observatory at La Silla (1979–1984)
8541 Schalkenmehren 1993 TZ32 *
8543 Tsunemi 1993 XO1 *
8544 Sigenori 1993 YE *
8545 McGee 1994 AM1 Hazel McGee, British amateur astronomer and editor of the Journal of the British Astronomical Association*
8546 Kenmotsu 1994 AH3 *
8548 Sumizihara 1994 ER3 *
8549 Alcide 1994 FS *
8550 Hesiodos 1994 PV24 The Greek epic poet Hesiod*
8551 Daitarabochi 1994 VC7 *
8552 Hyoichi 1995 HE *
8553 Bradsmith 1995 HG Bradford A. Smith, American astronomer*
8554 Gabreta 1995 KH Ancient name (first mentioned by Strabo in his Geographica) for the Šumava mountains in the Czech Republic[14]
8555 Mirimao 1995 LD *
8556 Jana 1995 NB Jana Moravcová, wife of the discoverer † [15]
8557 Šaroun 1995 OK *
8558 Hack 1995 PC Margherita Hack, Director of Trieste Astronomical Observatory † [16]
8560 Tsubaki 1995 SD5 *
8561 Sikoruk 1995 SO29 Leonid Leonidovich Sikoruk, Russian astronomy popularizer, telescope builder, astrophotographer, and film director
8564 Anomalocaris 1995 UL3 Anomalocaris, Cambrian animal † [17]
8568 Larrywilson 1996 RU2 *
8569 Mameli 1996 TG *
8571 Taniguchi 1996 UX *
8572 Nijo 1996 UG1 Nijo Castle, Kyoto, Japan † [18]
8573 Ivanka 1996 VQ Ivanka Moravcová, the discoverer's mother † [19]
8574 Makotoirie 1996 VC2 *
8575 Seishitakeuchi 1996 VL8 *
8577 Choseikomori 1996 VX8 *
8578 Shojikato 1996 WZ Shoji Kato, Japanese astrophysicist and professor emeritus
8579 Hieizan 1996 XV19 Hieizan, Japanese mountain, on whose summit is Enryaku-ji Temple
8580 Pinsky 1996 XZ25 *
8581 Johnen 1996 YO2 *
8582 Kazuhisa 1997 AY Kazuhisa Mishima, Japanese astronomy curator at the Kurashiki Science Center and planetarium
8583 Froberger 1997 AK6 Johann Jakob Froberger, German composer*
8585 Purpurea 2025 P-L Several birds and plants have purpurea ("purple") as a species epithet, e.g. the Purple Heron Ardea purpurea*
8586 Epops 2563 P-L The Hoopoe Upupa epops (a bird) *
8587 Ruficollis 3078 P-L The Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis (a bird) *
8588 Avosetta 4025 P-L The Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta (a bird) *
8589 Stellaris 4068 P-L The Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris (a bird) *
8590 Pygargus 6533 P-L The Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus (a bird) *
8591 Excubitor 6543 P-L The Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor (a bird) *
8592 Rubetra 1188 T-1 The Whinchat Saxicola rubetra (a bird) *
8593 Angustirostris 2186 T-1 The Marbled Duck Marmaronetta angustirostris (a bird) *
8594 Albifrons 2245 T-1 The Little Tern Sterna albifrons (a bird) *
8595 Dougallii 3233 T-1 The Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii (a bird) *
8596 Alchata 1298 T-2 The Pin-tailed Sandgrouse Pterocles alchata (a bird) *
8597 Sandvicensis 2045 T-2 The Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis (a bird) *
8598 Tetrix 2202 T-2 The Black Grouse Tetrao tetrix (a bird) *
8599 Riparia 2277 T-2 The Sand Martin Riparia riparia (a bird) *
8600 Arundinaceus 3060 T-2 The Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus (a bird) *
8601–8700
8601 Ciconia 3155 T-2 The storks Ciconia (a genus of birds) *
8602 Oedicnemus 2480 T-3 The Stone Curlew Burhinus oedicnemus (a bird) *
8603 Senator 3134 T-3 The Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator (a bird) *
8608 Chelomey 1976 YO2 Vladimir Nikolaevich Chelomey, designer of space technology, creator of space systems for the Salyut manned space stations
8609 Shuvalov 1977 QH3 *
8610 Goldhaber 1977 UD *
8611 Judithgoldhaber 1977 UM4 Judith Goldhaber (born 1934), science writer for four decades at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.[MPC 84377]
8612 Burov 1978 SS7 *
8616 Fogelquist 1980 FY4 Rune Fogelquist, Swedish amateur astronomer † [20]
8632 Egleston 1981 FR *
8634 Neubauer 1981 GG Ferdinand John Neubauer, American astronomer or Fritz M. Neubauer, German astronomer*
8635 Yuriosipov 1985 PG2 *
8636 Malvina 1985 UH2 Daughter of astronomer Alain Maury[21]
8640 Ritaschulz 1986 VX5 Rita Schulz, German astronomer*
8643 Quercus 1988 SC The genus of trees Quercus (oaks)*
8644 Betulapendula 1988 SD The Silver birch tree Betula pendula*
8647 Populus 1989 RG The genus of trees Populus (poplars)*
8648 Salix 1989 RJ The genus of trees Salix (willows)*
8649 Juglans 1989 SS2 The genus of trees Juglans (walnuts)*
8651 Alineraynal 1989 YU5 *
8652 Acacia 1990 EA5 The genus of trees Acacia*
8656 Cupressus 1990 QY8 The genus of trees Cupressus (cypresses)*
8657 Cedrus 1990 QE9 The genus of trees Cedrus (cedars)*
8660 Sano 1990 TM1 *
8661 Ratzinger 1990 TA13 *
8665 Daun-Eifel 1991 GA9 *
8666 Reuter 1991 GG10 *
8667 Fontane 1991 GH10 Theodor Fontane, German author*
8668 Satomimura 1991 HM Satomimura (Satomi village), Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, 150 km north of Tokyo, famous for its starry sky and annual autumn star party
8672 Morse 1991 PW16 Samuel F. B. Morse, inventor of Morse code*
8676 Lully 1992 CT2 Jean-Baptiste Lully, Italian-born French composer*
8677 Charlier 1992 ES5 Carl Vilhelm Ludvig Charlier, Swedish astronomer † [22]
8678 Bäl 1992 ER6 Bäl, parish on Gotland island, Sweden † [23]
8679 Tingstäde 1992 EG8 Tingstäde, parish on Gotland island, Sweden † [24]
8680 Rone 1992 EJ9 Rone, parish on Gotland island, Sweden † [25]
8681 Burs 1992 EN9 Burs, parish on Gotland island, Sweden † [26]
8682 Kräklingbo 1992 ER9 Kräklingbo, parish on Gotland island, Sweden † [27]
8683 Sjölander 1992 EE13 Nils Göran Sjölander, Swedish astronomer † [28]
8684 Reichwein 1992 FO3 Adolf Reichwein, resistance fighter in Nazi Germany
8685 Fauré 1992 GG3 Gabriel Fauré, French composer*
8686 Akenside 1992 OX1 *
8687 Caussols 1992 PV Caussols, Alpes-Maritrimes, France, where Eric W. Elst has made a number of asteroid discoveries*
8688 Delaunay 1992 PV1 *
8690 Swindle 1992 SW3 Timothy D. Swindle, American Planetary Scientist*
8691 Etsuko 1992 UZ1 *
8693 Matsuki 1992 WH1 *
8695 Bergvall 1993 FW8 Nils Bergvall, Swedish astronomer † [29]
8696 Kjeriksson 1993 FM16 Kjell Eriksson, Swedish astronomer † [30]
8697 Olofsson 1993 FT23 Kjell Olofsson, Swedish astronomer † [31]
8698 Bertilpettersson 1993 FT41 Bertil Pettersson, Swedish astronomer † [32]
8700 Gevaert 1993 JL1 Lieven Gevaert, Belgian (Flemish) founder of L. Gevaert & Cie, manufacturer of photographic paper, which merged with Actien-Gesellschaft für Anilin-Fabrikation to become Agfa Geveart Group[33]
8701–8800
8702 Nakanishi 1993 VX3 Akio Nakanishi, Japanese astrophotographer, and member of Mount Nyukasa station, where this minor planet was discovered
8703 Nakanotadao 1993 XP1 *
8704 Sadakane 1993 YJ *
8706 Takeyama 1994 CM Haruo Takeyama, Japanese physicist and astronomy enthusiast
8707 Arakihiroshi 1994 CE2 Hiroshi Araki, Japanese amateur astronomer
8709 Kadlu 1994 JF1 Kadlu In Inuit mythology either one goddess or three sisters who presided over thunder.
8710 Hawley 1994 JK9 Walter N. Hawley, physics and astronomy teacher at Saint Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire and director of the school observatory there, and friend of the discoverer [34]
8711 Lukeasher 1994 LL Luke Asher Hergenrother (b. 2010),a son of the discoverer.[MPC 86713]
8712 Suzuko 1994 TH2 Suzuko Hurukawa (born 1935), wife of astronomer Kiichirou Hurukawa
8713 Azusa 1995 BT2 *
8716 Ginestra 1995 SB2 *
8719 Vesmír 1995 VR Vesmír, Czech science journal † [35]
8720 Takamizawa 1995 WE1 *
8721 AMOS 1996 AO3 Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing observatory (AMOS, originally the Air Force Maui Optical Station)
8722 Schirra 1996 QU1 Walter ("Wally") Schirra, American astronaut*
8723 Azumayama 1996 SL7 *
8724 Junkoehara 1996 SK8 Junko Ehara, Japanese cellist and amateur astronomer
8725 Keiko 1996 TG5 *
8726 Masamotonasu 1996 VP5 Masamoto Nasu, Japanese author and president of the Japanese Association of Writers for Children
8728 Mimatsu 1996 VF9 *
8729 Descour 1996 VZ12 *
8730 Iidesan 1996 VT30 Iidesan mountain range and national park, which forms the borders between Fukushima, Niigata and Yamagata prefectures in northern mainland Japan
8731 Tejima 1996 WY Seiichi Tejima, 19th-20th-century Japanese education advocate, who contributed to the development of what is now the National Science Museum of Japan and founder of what is now Kyoritsu Women's University
8732 Champion 1996 XR25 Frank L. Champion, Oklahoma's first flyer*
8734 Warner 1997 AA Brian D. Warner, American astronomer and publisher of the Minor Planet Observer monthly newsletter
8735 Yoshiosakai 1997 AA1 Sakai Yoshio, 20th-century Japanese pioneer in building astronomical observatories for the general public, founder of the Hidahiko Tenmondai and director of Ogawa Astronomical Observatory
8736 Shigehisa 1997 AD7 Osao Shigehisa, Japanese astronomer, contributor to the History of Amateur Astronomy in Japan (1987 and 1994)
8737 Takehiro 1997 AL13 Takehiro Hayashi, Japanese public educator and professor of astronomy and Earth science at Hiroshima University
8738 Saji 1997 AQ16 Saji Observatory
8739 Morihisa 1997 BE3 Morihisa Suzuki, Japanese petrologist and meteoricist
8740 Václav 1998 AS8 Wenceslas I, Duke of Bohemia and his descendants † [36]
8741 Suzukisuzuko 1998 BR8 Suzuko Suzuki, 20th-century Japanese poet and amateur astronomer
8742 Bonazzoli 1998 CB2 *
8743 Kèneke 1998 EH12 *
8744 Cilla 1998 FE59 *
8745 Delaney 1998 FO65 *
8747 Asahi 1998 FS73 *
8749 Beatles 1998 GJ10 The Beatles, British rock group*
8750 Nettarufina 2197 P-L The Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina (a bird) *
8751 Nigricollis 2594 P-L The Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis (a bird) *
8752 Flammeus 2604 P-L The Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus (a bird) *
8753 Nycticorax 2636 P-L The Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax (a bird) *
8754 Leucorodia 4521 P-L The Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia (a bird) *
8755 Querquedula 4586 P-L The Garganey Anas querquedula (a bird) *
8756 Mollissima 6588 P-L The Common Eider Somateria mollissima (a bird) *
8757 Cyaneus 6600 P-L The Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus (a bird) *
8758 Perdix 6683 P-L The Grey Partridge Perdix perdix (a bird) *
8759 Porzana 7603 P-L The crakes Porzana species (a genus of birds) *
8760 Crex 1081 T-1 The Corncrake Crex crex (a bird) *
8761 Crane 1163 T-1 The cranes Grus species (a genus of birds) *
8762 Hiaticula 3196 T-1 The Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula (a bird) *
8763 Pugnax 3271 T-1 The Ruff Philonachus pugnax (a bird) *
8764 Gallinago 1109 T-2 The snipes Gallinago species (a genus of birds) *
8765 Limosa 1274 T-2 The godwits Limosa species (a genus of birds) *
8766 Niger 1304 T-2 The Niger River, West Africa; several birds and plants also have niger ("black") as a species epithet, e.g. the Black Tern Chlidonias niger*
8767 Commontern 1335 T-2 The Common Tern, a bird
8768 Barnowl 2080 T-2 The Barn Owl, a bird*
8769 Arctictern 2181 T-2 The Arctic Tern, a bird*
8770 Totanus 3076 T-2 The Common Redshank Tringa totanus (a bird) *
8771 Biarmicus 3187 T-2 The Bearded Tit Panurus biarmicus (a bird) *
8772 Minutus 4254 T-2 Several birds have minutus ("small") as a species epithet, e.g. the Little Gull Larus minutus*
8773 Torquilla 5006 T-2 The Wryneck Jynx torquilla (a bird) *
8774 Viridis 5162 T-2 The Green Woodpecker Picus viridis (a bird) *
8775 Cristata 5490 T-2 Several birds have cristatus ("crested") as a species epithet, e.g. the Crested Tit Parus cristatus*
8776 Campestris 2287 T-3 Several birds and plants have campestris ("of fields") as a species epithet, e.g. the Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris*
8777 Torquata 5016 T-3 Several birds have torquata ("collared") as a species epithet*
8780 Forte 1975 LT Juan Carlos Forte, Argentinian astronomer
8781 Yurka 1976 GA2 *
8782 Bakhrakh 1976 UG2 *
8783 Gopasyuk 1977 EK1 *
8785 Boltwood 1978 RR1 Paul Boltwood, Canadian computer scientist and amateur astronomer † [37]
8786 Belskaya 1978 RA8 Irina N. Belskaya, Ukrainian astronomer † [38]
8787 Ignatenko 1978 TL4 *
8788 Labeyrie 1978 VP2 Catherine Labeyrie and Antoine Labeyrie, French astronomers
8793 Thomasmüller 1979 QX Thomas G. Müller, German astronomer † [39]
8801–8900
8804 Eliason 1981 JB2 Eric M. Eliason, American expert in image processing and analysis for the U.S. Geological Survey's Astrogeologic Team
8805 Petrpetrov 1981 UM11 Petr Petrovich Petrov, Ukrainian astrophysicist
8806 Fetisov 1981 UU11 Vyacheslav Aleksandrovich Fetisov (b. 1958), an outstanding Russian sportsman, ice-hockey player and champion of two Olympic Games.
8809 Roversimonaco 1981 WE1 Fabio Roversi Monaco (b. 1938), the rector of the University of Bologna since 1985.
8810 Johnmcfarland 1982 JM1 John McFarland (b. 1948) has made a major contribution to promoting astronomy at Armagh Observatory. He is well known for his knowledge of astronomy and his short biography of Kenneth Essex Edgeworth, the Irish astronomer who predicted the Edgeworth-Kuiper belt.[MPC 85412]
8811 Waltherschmadel 1982 UX5 Walter Schmadel, German chairman of the Deutsche Studentenschaft (Student Association) in 1927–1929?*
8812 Kravtsov 1982 UY6 Yurij Fedorovich Kravtsov, Ukrainian pilot and writer.
8813 Leviathan 1983 WF1 The mythical creature Leviathan mentioned in the Bible*
8814 Rosseven 1983 XG William Brendan Parsons, Seventh Earl of Rosse (b. 1936).
8816 Gamow 1984 YN1 George Gamow, Ukrainian-American physicist and cosmologist*
8817 Roytraver 1985 JU1 Roy Traver, American photographer, philosopher, teacher, innovator, gourmet cook, and friend of the discoverers
8818 Hermannbondi 1985 RW2 Hermann Bondi, 20th-century British cosmologist
8819 Chrisbondi 1985 RR4 Christine Bondi (née Stockman), British humanist, astrophysicist and mathematician
8820 Anjandersen 1985 VG Anja C. Andersen, Danish astrophysicist, winner of the 2005 European Commission's Descartes Prize
8822 Shuryanka 1987 RQ2 Aleksandra Semenovna Morozova, mother of the discoverer
8824 Genta 1988 BH Genta Yamamoto, Japanese potter, known for his efforts to revive "Hoshino ware", and as "The Man who bakes a planet"
8826 Corneville 1988 PZ1 Corneville, a small village in Normandy.
8827 Kollwitz 1988 PO2 Käthe Kollwitz, German artist*
8831 Brändström 1989 CO5 Swede Elsa Brändström (1888-1948), a daughter of the diplomat general Edvard Brändström. During World War I, she stood up beyond all measure for indigent German prisoners in Russia.
8832 Altenrath 1989 EC3 Henricus Hubertus Altenrath, initiator and first director of the "Nijverheidsschool"*
8833 Acer 1989 RW The plant genus Acer (maple trees)
8834 Anacardium 1989 SX2 The plant genus Anacardium (cashew and mango)
8835 Annona 1989 SA3 The plant genus Annona (custard-apples)
8836 Aquifolium 1989 SU3 The Aquifoliaceae plant family, including the European Holly Ilex aquifolium
8837 London 1989 TF4 London, UK
8839 Novichkova 1989 UB8 Vera Stepanovna Novichkova, Ukrainian doctor and hematologist
8847 Huch 1990 TO3 Ricarda Huch, 19th/20th-century German novelist and poet, a critic of the fascist regime
8849 Brighton 1990 VZ4 Brighton, UK
8850 Bignonia 1990 VQ6 The plant genus Bignonia (cross vines and catalpas)
8852 Buxus 1991 GG6 The plant genus Buxus (boxwoods)*
8853 Gerdlehmann 1991 GC10 Gerhard Lehmann, German amateur astronomer † [40]
8855 Miwa 1991 JL Miwa Saito, a junior high school science teacher. She has made an effort to popularize science and astronomy on her World Wide Web site.
8856 Celastrus 1991 LH1 The plant genus Celastrus (Staff vines)*
8857 Cercidiphyllum 1991 PA7 The plant genus Cercidiphyllum (Katsura tree)*
8858 Cornus 1991 PT7 The plant genus Cornus (dogwoods)*
8860 Rohloff 1991 TE5 Ralf-Rainer Rohloff (b. 1960), a design engineer on the staff of the Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie.
8861 Jenskandler 1991 TF7 Jens Kandler, German amateur astronomer † [41]
8862 Takayukiota 1991 UZ Takayuki Ota, Japanese amateur astronomer
8865 Yakiimo 1992 AF Yakiimo, the observing station in Shizuoka prefecture, where this object was discovered.
8866 Tanegashima 1992 BR The island Tanegashima, southern Japan*
8867 Tubbiolo 1992 BF4 Andrew F. Tubbiolo, electronics technician at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory of the University of Arizona and member of the Spacewatch team, discoverer of periodic comet P/2005 E1 (P/Tubbiolo)*
8868 Hjorter 1992 EE7 Olof Petrus Hjorter, eighteenth-century Swedish astronomer † [42]
8869 Olausgutho 1992 EE11 Olaus Johannis Gutho, medieval student at Uppsala University, Sweden † [43]
8870 von Zeipel 1992 EQ11 Hugo von Zeipel, Swedish astronomer † [44]
8871 Svanberg 1992 EA22 Gustaf Svanberg, Swedish astronomer † [45]
8872 Ebenum 1992 GA4 The Ebony tree Diospyros ebenum*
8874 Showashinzan 1992 UY3 Showashinzan, a new volcanic mountain in Hokkaido that grew during 1943-1945.
8875 Fernie 1992 UP10 J. Donald Fernie, Canadian astronomer † [46]
8877 Rentaro 1993 BK2 Rentaro Taki, composer*
8881 Prialnik 1993 FW36 Dina Prialnik, Israeli astronomer † [47]
8882 Sakaetamura 1994 AP2 Sakae Tamura (b. 1911), a founder of Gekkan Tenmon Guide ("Monthly Astronomy Guide") in 1965 and served as its chief editor until 1971.
8883 Miyazakihayao 1994 BS4 Hayao Miyazaki, an animator and movie director.
8885 Sette 1994 EL3 Giancarlo Sette (b. 1927), Italian amateur astronomer.
8886 Elaeagnus 1994 EG6 The plant genus Elaeagnus (Silverberry)*
8887 Scheeres 1994 LK1 Daniel Jay Scheeres, American aerospace engineer † [48]
8888 Tartaglia 1994 NT1 Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia (1499–1557), an Italian mathematician, engineer and topographer. [MPC 84379]
8889 Mockturtle 1994 OC The Mock Turtle, character in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland*
8890 Montaigne 1994 PS37 Michel de Montaigne, French writer*
8891 Irokawa 1994 RC1 Hiroshi Irokawa (b. 1930), chief editor of Gekkan Tenmon Guide ("Monthly Astronomy Guide") from 1972 to 1974.
8892 Kakogawa 1994 RC11 Kakogawa, the city in the southewestern part of Hyogo prefecture.
8895 Nha 1995 QN Nha Il-Seong Museum of Astronomy, Korea † [49]
8897 Defelice 1995 SX Aurelio De Felice, Italian sculptor † [50]
8898 Linnaea 1995 SL5 The plant Twinflower Linnaea borealis; itself named after Carolus Linnaeus*
8900 AAVSO 1995 UD2 The American Association of Variable Star Observers[51]
8901–9000
8904 Yoshihara 1995 VY Masahiro Yoshihara, Japanese amateur astronomer, independent discoverer of the outburst of the recurrent nova T Coronae Borealis
8905 Bankakuko 1995 WJ Kakuko Ban, Japanese staff member of the planetarium section of the Hiroshima Children's Museum
8906 Yano 1995 WF2 *
8907 Takaji 1995 WM5 *
8909 Ohnishitaka 1995 WL7 *
8911 Kawaguchijun 1995 YA *
8912 Ohshimatake 1995 YN1 *
8914 Nickjames 1995 YP2 Nick James (Nicholas D. James), British amateur astronomer*
8915 Sawaishujiro 1995 YK3 *
8922 Kumanodake 1996 VQ30 *
8923 Yamakawa 1996 WQ1 *
8924 Iruma 1996 XA32 *
8925 Boattini 1996 XG32 Andrea Boattini, Italian astronomer*
8926 Abemasanao 1996 YK *
8927 Ryojiro 1996 YT *
8929 Haginoshinji 1996 YQ2 *
8930 Kubota 1997 AX3 *
8931 Hirokimatsuo 1997 AC4 *
8932 Nagamoto 1997 AR4 *
8933 Kurobe 1997 AU6 *
8934 Nishimurajun 1997 AQ12 *
8935 Beccaria 1997 AV13 Cesare Beccaria, Italian Enlightenment thinker † [52]
8937 Gassan 1997 AK19 *
8939 Onodajunjiro 1997 BU1 *
8940 Yakushimaru 1997 BA2 *
8941 Junsaito 1997 BL2 *
8942 Takagi 1997 BR2 *
8943 Stefanozavka 1997 BH3 Stefano Zavka, 20th-century Italian Alpine guide, who disappeared during his second descent from the summit of K2
8944 Ortigara 1997 BF9 *
8945 Cavaradossi 1997 CM *
8946 Yoshimitsu 1997 CO *
8947 Mizutani 1997 CH26 *
8952 ODAS 1998 EG2 OCA-DLR Asteroid Survey*
8954 Baral 1998 FK62 Jessika Baral (born 1999) is a finalist in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for her biochemistry, medicine, health science, and microbiology project.
8957 Koujounotsuki 1998 FM125 Koujounotsuki, musical piece composed by Rentaro Taki*
8958 Stargazer 1998 FJ126 *
8959 Oenanthe 2550 P-L *
8960 Luscinioides 2575 P-L *
8961 Schoenobaenus 2702 P-L *
8962 Noctua 2771 P-L *
8963 Collurio 4651 P-L *
8964 Corax 7643 P-L *
8965 Citrinella 9511 P-L *
8966 Hortulana 3287 T-1 *
8967 Calandra 4878 T-1 *
8968 Europaeus 1212 T-2 *
8969 Alexandrinus 1218 T-2 *
8970 Islandica 1355 T-2 *
8971 Leucocephala 2256 T-2 *
8972 Sylvatica 2319 T-2 *
8973 Pratincola 3297 T-2 The wading bird glareola pratincola, or collared pratincole
8974 Gregaria 3357 T-2 *
8975 Atthis 4076 T-2 *
8976 Leucura 4221 T-2 *
8977 Paludicola 4272 T-2 *
8978 Barbatus 3109 T-3 *
8979 Clanga 3476 T-3 *
8980 Heliaca 4190 T-3 *
8982 Oreshek 1973 SQ3 *
8983 Rayakazakova 1977 ED1 *
8984 Derevyanko 1977 QD3 *
8985 Tula 1978 PV3 *
8986 Kineyayasuyo 1978 VN2 Yasuyo Kineya, elder sister of the discoverer
8990 Compassion 1980 DN Compassion (named after September 11, 2001, to honour the victims of disasters everywhere) † [53]
8991 Solidarity 1980 PV1 Solidarity (named after September 11, 2001, to honour the victims of disasters everywhere) † [54]
8992 Magnanimity 1980 TE7 Magnanimity (named after September 11, 2001, to honour the victims of disasters everywhere) † [55]
8993 Ingstad 1980 UL Helge Ingstad, Norwegian explorer and scientist
8994 Kashkashian 1980 VG *
9000 Hal 1981 JO HAL 9000, fictional computer in Space Odyssey series
Preceded by
8,001–8,500
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 8,001–9,000
Succeeded by
9,001–9,500