Meanings of minor planet names: 96001–97000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
96,001–96,100
96086 Toscanos 1006 T-2 Toscanos, Spain, where the ruins of a Phoenician colony are found
96,101–96,200
96189 Pygmalion 1991 NT3 Pygmalion, god of ancient Greek mythology and name of the Greek sculptor who fell in love with his statue, Galatea
96192 Calgary 1991 TZ15 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
96193 Edmonton 1991 TG16 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
96,201–96,300
96205 Ararat 1992 ST16 Mount Ararat
96217 Gronchi 1993 RP2 Giovanni-Federico Gronchi, Italian astronomer
96254 Hoyo 1995 DT2 Hōyo Kaikyō (Hōyo Strait), between the Japanese islands of Kyushu and Shikoku
96268 Tomcarr 1995 SA55 Thomas D. Carr, American astronomer
96,301–96,400
96327 Ullmann 1997 EJ50 Liv Ullmann (b. 1938), Norwegian screen actress and movie director.
96344 Scottweaver 1997 RH3 J. Scott Weaver (1940–2009), professor of Geology at Alfred University.
96,501–96,600
96506 Oberösterreich 1998 OR4 Oberösterreich (Upper Austria), one of the nine federal states of Austria
96,601–96,700
96623 Leani 1999 ET4 Achille Leani, Italian astronomer and one of the founders of the International Union of Amateur Astronomers
96,701–96,800
96747 Crespodasilva 1999 QQ2 Lucy D. Crespo da Silva, Brazilian-American astronomer and the object's discoverer, who died in 2000 at age 22
96,801–96,900
96876 Andreamanna 1999 TY10 Andrea Manna, Swiss journalist, guitar player, and amateur astronomer
Preceded by
95,001–96,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 96,001–97,000
Succeeded by
97,001–98,000