Meanings of minor planet names: 1001–2000

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This is a partial list of meanings of minor planet names. See meanings of minor planet names for a list of all such partial lists.

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 number-range that have received names, and explains the meanings of those names.

Those meanings marked with an asterisk (*) are guesswork, and should be checked against Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names or Paul Herget's The Names of the Minor Planets (marked [H])[1] to ensure that the identification is correct. Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative. Names established from other sources should quote the reference.

1001–1100[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
1001 Gaussia 1923 OA Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777–1855), German mathematician DMP · 1001
1002 Olbersia 1923 OB Heinrich Olbers (1758–1840), German astronomer DMP · 1002
1003 Lilofee 1923 OK Lilofee, a legendary character and title figure in an old German folk-song Die schönejunge Lilofee DMP · 1003
1004 Belopolskya 1923 OS Aristarkh Belopolsky (1854–1934), Russian astrophysicist DMP · 1004
1005 Arago 1923 OT François Arago (1786–1853), French astronomer DMP · 1005
1006 Lagrangea 1923 OU Joseph-Louis Lagrange (1736–1813), French astronomer DMP · 1006
1007 Pawlowia 1923 OX Ivan Pavlov (1849–1936), Russian physiologist DMP · 1007
1008 La Paz 1923 PD The city of La Paz, capital of Bolivia DMP · 1008
1009 Sirene 1923 PE The Sirens of mythology DMP · 1009
1010 Marlene 1923 PF Marlene Dietrich (1901–1992), German actress DMP · 1010
1011 Laodamia 1924 PK "Named at the request of Kommendantoff" DMP · 1011
1012 Sarema 1924 PM Sarema, a character in a poem by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin, made into an opera by Alexander von Zemlinsky DMP · 1012
1013 Tombecka 1924 PQ Daniel Tombeck, French chemist who in 1910 succeeded Amédée Guillet as secretary of the Faculty of Science of the University of Paris DMP · 1013
1014 Semphyra 1924 PW Semphyra, a character in a poem by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin DMP · 1014
1015 Christa 1924 QF unknown origin of name DMP · 1015
1016 Anitra 1924 QG Anitra, character in the drama Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen (1828–1906) DMP · 1016
1017 Jacqueline 1924 QL Jacqueline Zadoc-Kahn, disciple of Russian discoverer Benjamin Jekhowsky DMP · 1017
1018 Arnolda 1924 QM Arnold Berliner (1862–1942), German physicist and editor of the journal Naturwissenschaften DMP · 1018
1019 Strackea 1924 QN Gustav Stracke (1887–1943), German astronomer (see also 1201 Strenua and 1227 Geranium) DMP · 1019
1020 Arcadia 1924 QV Arcadia, mythological Greek place and modern Greek province DMP · 1020
1021 Flammario 1924 RG Camille Flammarion (1842–1925), French astronomer DMP · 1021
1022 Olympiada 1924 RT The Olympic Games DMP · 1022
1023 Thomana 1924 RU Boys' choir of St. Thomas Church, Leipzig, Germany DMP · 1023
1024 Hale 1923 YO13 George Ellery Hale (1868–1938), American solar astronomer DMP · 1024
1025 Riema 1923 NX Johannes Riem (1868–1945), German astronomer DMP · 1025
1026 Ingrid 1923 NY Ingrid, niece of German astronomer Albrecht Kahrstedt (1897–1971) DMP · 1026
1027 Aesculapia 1923 YO11 Asclepius, Greek god; named to redeem Jupiter's promise to Minerva to place Aesculapius among the stars (formerly, Ophiuchus was called Aesculapius) DMP · 1027
1028 Lydina 1923 PG Lydia Albitskaya, wife of Russian discoverer Vladimir Albitsky DMP · 1028
1029 La Plata 1924 RK La Plata, Argentina DMP · 1029
1030 Vitja 1924 RQ Viktor Zaslavsky (1925–1944), nephew of Spiridon Zaslavskij (see 1330 Spiridonia), the brother-in-law of the discoverer Vladimir Albitsky DMP · 1030
1031 Arctica 1924 RR The Arctic DMP · 1031
1032 Pafuri 1924 SA Pafuri River in northern Transvaal, South Africa DMP · 1032
1033 Simona 1924 SM Simone van Biesbroeck, daughter of the discoverer George Van Biesbroeck DMP · 1033
1034 Mozartia 1924 SS Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791), Austrian composer DMP · 1034
1035 Amata 1924 SW Amata, wife of king Latinus and mother of Lavinia, the wife of Aeneas DMP · 1035
1036 Ganymed 1924 TD Ganymede, mythological cupbearer DMP · 1036
1037 Davidweilla 1924 TF One of the members of the David-Weill family, member of the Academy of Sciences and benefactor of the Sorbonne DMP · 1037
1038 Tuckia 1924 TK Edward Tuck (1842–1938) and his wife; philanthropists. Edward was the son of the founder of the American Republican Party DMP · 1038
1039 Sonneberga 1924 TL German town Sonneberg in Thuringia, where the Sonneberg Observatory is located DMP · 1039
1040 Klumpkea 1925 BD Dorothea Klumpke (1861–1942), American amateur astronomer, first woman to receive a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the Sorbonne DMP · 1040
1041 Asta 1925 FA Asta Nielsen (1881–1972), Danish actress DMP · 1041
1042 Amazone 1925 HA The River Amazon DMP · 1042
1043 Beate 1925 HB unknown origin of name DMP · 1043
1044 Teutonia 1924 RO The Teutonic peoples DMP · 1044
1045 Michela 1924 TR Micheline van Biesbroeck, daughter of discoverer George Van Biesbroeck DMP · 1045
1046 Edwin 1924 UA Edwin van Biesbroeck, son of discoverer George Van Biesbroeck DMP · 1046
1047 Geisha 1924 TE Musical comedy The Geisha by Sidney Jones DMP · 1047
1048 Feodosia 1924 TP Crimean city of Feodosiya (Theodosia), Ukraine DMP · 1048
1049 Gotho 1925 RB unknown origin of name DMP · 1049
1050 Meta 1925 RC unknown origin of name DMP · 1050
1051 Merope 1925 SA Merope, Greek muse and goddess DMP · 1051
1052 Belgica 1925 VD Belgium DMP · 1052
1053 Vigdis 1925 WA unknown origin of name (Vigdís is an ancient Nordic feminine surname) DMP · 1053
1054 Forsytia 1925 WD The Forsythia genus of flowering shrubs DMP · 1054
1055 Tynka 1925 WG Tynka, mother of Emil Buchar (1901–1979), of the Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics, Czech Technical University in Prague DMP · 1055
1056 Azalea 1924 QD The azalea flowering shrubs, then thought a genus of their own, now sub-genera of the Rhododendron genus DMP · 1056
1057 Wanda 1925 QB Polish feminine name DMP · 1057
1058 Grubba 1925 MA Sir Howard Grubb (1844–1931) of Parson and Co., Newcastle upon Tyne, England, maker of the 40-inch reflecting telescope of the Simeis Observatory DMP · 1058
1059 Mussorgskia 1925 OA Modest Mussorgsky (1839–1881), Russian composer DMP · 1059
1060 Magnolia 1925 PA The Magnolia genus of flowering trees DMP · 1060
1061 Paeonia 1925 TB The peony flowering plant, genus Paeonia DMP · 1061
1062 Ljuba 1925 TD Lyuba Berlin (1915–1936), Soviet parachutist DMP · 1062
1063 Aquilegia 1925 XA The columbine flower, genus Aquilegia DMP · 1063
1064 Aethusa 1926 PA The Fool's parsley herb, genus Aethusa DMP · 1064
1065 Amundsenia 1926 PD Roald Amundsen (1872–1928), polar explorer DMP · 1065
1066 Lobelia 1926 RA The Indian tobacco flower, genus Lobelia DMP · 1066
1067 Lunaria 1926 RG The honesty flowering plant, genus Lunaria DMP · 1067
1068 Nofretete 1926 RK Nefertiti (c. 1370 – c. 1330 BC), wife of the Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep IV DMP · 1068
1069 Planckia 1927 BC Max Planck (1858–1947), German physicist and Nobelist, on the occasion of his 80th birthday DMP · 1069
1070 Tunica 1926 RB The Tunica genus of flowering plants of the pink or carnation family DMP · 1070
1071 Brita 1924 RE Great Britain where the 1-m telescope for the Simeis Observatory was made DMP · 1071
1072 Malva 1926 TA The mallow plant, genus Malva DMP · 1072
1073 Gellivara 1923 OW Gällivare, town in Swedish Lapland, where astronomers from several countries observed a total solar eclipse on 29 June 1927 DMP · 1073
1074 Beljawskya 1925 BE Sergey Belyavsky (1883–1953), Russian astronomer and discoverer of minor planets DMP · 1074
1075 Helina 1926 SC Helij Grigor'evich Neujmin, a son of Russian discoverer Grigory Neujmin DMP · 1075
1076 Viola 1926 TE The violets, pansies and violas, genus Viola DMP · 1076
1077 Campanula 1926 TK The Campanula genus of flowers DMP · 1077
1078 Mentha 1926 XB The true mints, genus Mentha DMP · 1078
1079 Mimosa 1927 AD The Mimosa genus of herbs and shrubs, although the discoverer apparently meant the silk tree (Albizia julibrissin), since he referred to a "flowering tree" DMP · 1079
1080 Orchis 1927 QB The orchid flowers, genus Orchis DMP · 1080
1081 Reseda 1927 QF The mignonette, genus Reseda DMP · 1081
1082 Pirola 1927 UC The wintergreen, genus Pirola DMP · 1082
1083 Salvia 1928 BC The sage plant, genus Salvia DMP · 1083
1084 Tamariwa 1926 CC Tamara Ivanova (1912–1936), Soviet parachutist DMP · 1084
1085 Amaryllis 1927 QH The Amaryllis genus of the belladonna lily flower DMP · 1085
1086 Nata 1927 QL Nata Babushkina (1915–1936), Soviet female parachutist DMP · 1086
1087 Arabis 1927 RD The Arabis genus of herbs from the mustard family DMP · 1087
1088 Mitaka 1927 WA Mitaka, Tokyo, where the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory is situated DMP · 1088
1089 Tama 1927 WB Tama River, Japan, which flows near the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory DMP · 1089
1090 Sumida 1928 DG Sumida River (Sumidagawa), Tokyo DMP · 1090
1091 Spiraea 1928 DT The Spiraea genus of flowering shrubs DMP · 1091
1092 Lilium 1924 PN The true lily flower, genus Lilium DMP · 1092
1093 Freda 1925 LA Fred Prévost, civil engineer of mines and benefactor of the Faculty of sciences of Bordeaux DMP · 1093
1094 Siberia 1926 CB Siberia, region of Russia DMP · 1094
1095 Tulipa 1926 GS The tulip flower. genus Tulipa DMP · 1095
1096 Reunerta 1928 OB Theodore Reunert, of the South African Association for the Advancement of Science, mining engineer and supporter of the former Union Observatory in South Africa, friend of the discoverer DMP · 1096
1097 Vicia 1928 PC The Vicia genus of flowering plants DMP · 1097
1098 Hakone 1928 RJ Hakone, Japan DMP · 1098
1099 Figneria 1928 RQ Vera Figner (1852–1942), Russian revolutionary DMP · 1099
1100 Arnica 1928 SD The lamb's skin plants, genus Arnica DMP · 1100

1101–1200[edit]

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1101 Clematis 1928 SJ The clematis flower, genus Clematis DMP · 1101
1102 Pepita 1928 VA Pepito, nickname of discoverer Josep Comas i Solà. (With feminine Latin suffix). DMP · 1102
1103 Sequoia 1928 VB Sequoia National Park DMP · 1103
1104 Syringa 1928 XA The lilac, genus Syringa DMP · 1104
1105 Fragaria 1929 AB The strawberry, genus Fragaria DMP · 1105
1106 Cydonia 1929 CW The quince, genus Cydonia DMP · 1106
1107 Lictoria 1929 FB Lictoria, Italy, a new city established on reclaimed land near Rome during the Fascist regime DMP · 1107
1108 Demeter 1929 KA Demeter, Greek goddess DMP · 1108
1109 Tata 1929 CU Tata, a small town in Hungary DMP · 1109
1110 Jaroslawa 1928 PD Jarosław, Poland DMP · 1110
1111 Reinmuthia 1927 CO Karl Reinmuth (1892–1979), German astronomer and discoverer of minor planets DMP · 1111
1112 Polonia 1928 PE Polonia, Latin for Poland DMP · 1112
1113 Katja 1928 QC Katja, Russian feminine name DMP · 1113
1114 Lorraine 1928 WA Lorraine in northeastern France, former duchy and remnant of the medieval kingdom of Lotharingia DMP · 1114
1115 Sabauda 1928 XC Sabauda, Latin name of the House of Savoy DMP · 1115
1116 Catriona 1929 GD Catriona, a Scottish feminine name, title of one of Robert Louis Stevenson's novels DMP · 1116
1117 Reginita 1927 KA Reginita, niece of Catalan discoverer Josep Comas i Solà DMP · 1117
1118 Hanskya 1927 QD Alexis Hansky (1872–1908), Russian astronomer DMP · 1118
1119 Euboea 1927 UB Euboea, Greece DMP · 1119
1120 Cannonia 1928 RV Annie Jump Cannon (1863–1941), American astronomer DMP · 1120
1121 Natascha 1928 RZ Natasha (Natalia) Tichomirova, Russian hydro-geologist and daughter of the Simeis astronomer Grigory Neujmin DMP · 1121
1122 Neith 1928 SB Neith, Egyptian goddess DMP · 1122
1123 Shapleya 1928 ST Harlow Shapley (1885–1972), American astronomer DMP · 1123
1124 Stroobantia 1928 TB Paul Stroobant (1868–1936), Belgian astronomer DMP · 1124
1125 China 1957 UN1 China DMP · 1125
1126 Otero 1929 AC Caroline Otéro (1868–1965), known as "La Belle Otero", a Galician-born dancer, actress and courtesan DMP · 1126
1127 Mimi 1929 AJ Wife of Eugène Delporte; 1127 Mimi and 1145 Robelmonte had their proposed names swapped by error DMP · 1127
1128 Astrid 1929 EB Astrid of Sweden (1905–1935), Queen consort of King Léopold III of Belgium DMP · 1128
1129 Neujmina 1929 PH Grigory Neujmin (1885–1946), Russian astronomer and discoverer of minor planets DMP · 1129
1130 Skuld 1929 RC Skuld, in Norse mythology, one of the three Norns, the Future DMP · 1130
1131 Porzia 1929 RO Character in Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar DMP · 1131
1132 Hollandia 1929 RB1 Latin name for the Netherlands DMP · 1132
1133 Lugduna 1929 RC1 Feminine form of the Latin name of the Dutch city of Leiden, Lugdunum Batavorum DMP · 1133
1134 Kepler 1929 SA Johannes Kepler (1571–1630), astronomer DMP · 1134
1135 Colchis 1929 TA Colchis, Asia Minor, now Georgia DMP · 1135
1136 Mercedes 1929 UA Sister-in-law of Catalan discoverer Josep Comas i Solà DMP · 1136
1137 Raïssa 1929 WB Raïssa Izrailevna Maseeva (1900–1930), a former scientific collaborator at the Pulkovo Observatory DMP · 1137
1138 Attica 1929 WF Attica, Greece DMP · 1138
1139 Atami 1929 XE Atami, Shizuoka, Japan DMP · 1139
1140 Crimea 1929 YC Crimea, peninsula in the Black Sea DMP · 1140
1141 Bohmia 1930 AA Mrs. Bohm-Walz, who donated the Walz reflector to the Heidelberg Observatory DMP · 1141
1142 Aetolia 1930 BC Aetolia, Greece DMP · 1142
1143 Odysseus 1930 BH Odysseus, Greek hero DMP · 1143
1144 Oda 1930 BJ Female name chosen by discoverer Karl Reinmuth from the calendar Der Lahrer hinkende Bote DMP · 1144
1145 Robelmonte 1929 CC Robelmont, Belgium, birthplace of Sylvain Arend; 1127 Mimi and 1145 Robelmonte had their proposed names swapped by error DMP · 1145
1146 Biarmia 1929 JF Bjarmaland, legendary land DMP · 1146
1147 Stavropolis 1929 LF Stavropol, the city in Russia DMP · 1147
1148 Rarahu 1929 NA Tahitian girl's name, from Pierre Loti's novel Rarahu, later reprinted as Le Mariage de Loti DMP · 1148
1149 Volga 1929 PF Volga River, Russia DMP · 1149
1150 Achaia 1929 RB Achaea, Homeric name for Greece DMP · 1150
1151 Ithaka 1929 RK Ithaca, Greece DMP · 1151
1152 Pawona 1930 AD Astronomers Johann Palisa and Max Wolf, for their mutual collaboration DMP · 1152
1153 Wallenbergia 1924 SL Georg Wallenberg (1864–1924), German mathematician DMP · 1153
1154 Astronomia 1927 CB Astronomy DMP · 1154
1155 Aënna 1928 BD The astronomy journal Astronomische Nachrichten. Artificial name containing the German pronounced initials "A" and "N" followed by the feminine ending. DMP · 1155
1156 Kira 1928 DA unknown origin of name DMP · 1156
1157 Arabia 1929 QC Arabia DMP · 1157
1158 Luda 1929 QF Feminine Russian name, diminutive of "Ludmilla" DMP · 1158
1159 Granada 1929 RD Granada, Spain DMP · 1159
1160 Illyria 1929 RL Illyria, Croatia DMP · 1160
1161 Thessalia 1929 SF Thessalia, Greece DMP · 1161
1162 Larissa 1930 AC Larissa, Greece DMP · 1162
1163 Saga 1930 BA The Norse sagas DMP · 1163
1164 Kobolda 1930 FB Hermann Kobold (1858–1942), German astronomer, and long-time editor of the Astronomische Nachrichten DMP · 1164
1165 Imprinetta 1930 HM Wife of the discoverer, Dutch astronomer Hendrik van Gent DMP · 1165
1166 Sakuntala 1930 MA Sakuntala or Shakuntala, a character in an ancient Sanskrit drama DMP · 1166
1167 Dubiago 1930 PB Alexander Dubyago (1903–1959), Russian astronomer DMP · 1167
1168 Brandia 1930 QA Eugène Brand, Belgian mathematician DMP · 1168
1169 Alwine 1930 QH unknown origin of name DMP · 1169
1170 Siva 1930 SQ The Hindu god Shiva or Siva, Lord of Knowledge DMP · 1170
1171 Rusthawelia 1930 TA Shota Rustaveli (c. 1160—1220), Georgian poet DMP · 1171
1172 Äneas 1930 UA Aeneas, Trojan prince DMP · 1172
1173 Anchises 1930 UB Anchises, mythological Trojan DMP · 1173
1174 Marmara 1930 UC Sea of Marmara DMP · 1174
1175 Margo 1930 UD unknown origin of name DMP · 1175
1176 Lucidor 1930 VE Lucidor, amateur astronomer and friend of the discoverer Eugène Joseph Delporte DMP · 1176
1177 Gonnessia 1930 WA François Gonnessiat (1856–1934), French astronomer and director of the Algiers Observatory at Bouzaréah, Algeria DMP · 1177
1178 Irmela 1931 EC Irmela Ruska, wife of Ernst Ruska, German inventor of the electron microscope and Nobelist DMP · 1178
1179 Mally 1931 FD Daughter-in-law of discoverer, wife of Franz Wolf (presumably Max Wolf's brother) DMP · 1179
1180 Rita 1931 GE unknown origin of name DMP · 1180
1181 Lilith 1927 CQ Lili Boulanger (1893–1918), French classical composer DMP · 1181
1182 Ilona 1927 EA unknown origin of name DMP · 1182
1183 Jutta 1930 DC unknown origin of name DMP · 1183
1184 Gaea 1926 RE Gaia, Greek goddess DMP · 1184
1185 Nikko 1927 WC Nikkō, Tochigi prefecture, Japan DMP · 1185
1186 Turnera 1929 PL Herbert Hall Turner (1861–1930), British astronomer DMP · 1186
1187 Afra 1929 XC unknown origin of name DMP · 1187
1188 Gothlandia 1930 SB Ancient name of Catalonia DMP · 1188
1189 Terentia 1930 SG Lidiya Ivanovna Terenteva (1879–1933), Russian astronomer and orbit computer DMP · 1189
1190 Pelagia 1930 SL Pelageya Shajn (1894–1956), Russian astronomer and discoverer of minor planets DMP · 1190
1191 Alfaterna 1931 CA Nuceria Alfaterna, ancient city founded by the Oschi, between Pompeii and Salerno, now beneath Nocera Superiore, birthplace of Alfonso Fresa, Italian astronomer, who proposed the name DMP · 1191
1192 Prisma 1931 FE The Bergedorfer Spektralkatalog (an astronomical spectral catalogue), as prisms are one method of obtaining spectra DMP · 1192
1193 Africa 1931 HB Continent of Africa, in which Johannesburg with its discovering observatory is located DMP · 1193
1194 Aletta 1931 JG Wife of discoverer Cyril Jackson DMP · 1194
1195 Orangia 1931 KD Orange Province, South Africa, which is now the Free State Province DMP · 1195
1196 Sheba 1931 KE Queen of Sheba, Biblical character DMP · 1196
1197 Rhodesia 1931 LD Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe DMP · 1197
1198 Atlantis 1931 RA Atlantis, mythological land DMP · 1198
1199 Geldonia 1931 RF Latin name of Jodoigne, the birthplace of discoverer Eugène Joseph Delporte in Belgium DMP · 1199
1200 Imperatrix 1931 RH unknown origin of name DMP · 1200

1201–1300[edit]

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1201 Strenua 1931 RK Latin Strenuus, "diligent, careful", virtues exemplified by Gustav Stracke, German astronomer and orbit computer, who had asked that no asteroid be named after him (see 1227 Geranium) DMP · 1201
1202 Marina 1931 RL Marina Davydovna Lavrova-Berg, who worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1931–1942 DMP · 1202
1203 Nanna 1931 TA Name of many paintings by the German painter Anselm Feuerbach, one of which was in the possession of the discoverer's family DMP · 1203
1204 Renzia 1931 TE Franz Robert Renz (Franz Franzevich Renz), German-Russian astronomer DMP · 1204
1205 Ebella 1931 TB1 Martin Ebell (Carl Wilhelm Ludwig Martin Ebell), German astronomer DMP · 1205
1206 Numerowia 1931 UH Boris Vasil'evich Numerov, Russian astronomer DMP · 1206
1207 Ostenia 1931 VT Hans Osten, German astronomer DMP · 1207
1208 Troilus 1931 YA Troilus, Trojan prince, killed by Achilles DMP · 1208
1209 Pumma 1927 HA Nickname of a niece of Albrecht Kahrstedt, German astronomer DMP · 1209
1210 Morosovia 1931 LB Nikolai Alexandrovich Morozov, Russian revolutionary DMP · 1210
1211 Bressole 1931 XA Bressole, nephew of discoverer Louis Boyer DMP · 1211
1212 Francette 1931 XC Francette, wife of discoverer Louis Boyer DMP · 1212
1213 Algeria 1931 XD Algeria DMP · 1213
1214 Richilde 1932 AA unknown origin of name DMP · 1214
1215 Boyer 1932 BA Louis Boyer, French astronomer DMP · 1215
1216 Askania 1932 BL Askania-Werke, German optical and precision instrument makers DMP · 1216
1217 Maximiliana 1932 EC Max Wolf (1863–1932), German astronomer DMP · 1217
1218 Aster 1932 BJ Aster, a genus of Asteraceae flowering plants DMP · 1218
1219 Britta 1932 CJ unknown origin of name DMP · 1219
1220 Crocus 1932 CU Crocus, a genus of Iridaceae flowering plants (possibly inspired by the provisional designation letters: Crocus) DMP · 1220
1221 Amor 1932 EA1 Amor, Roman god of love (the minor planet makes close approaches to Earth, like a lover) DMP · 1221
1222 Tina 1932 LA Amateur astronomer and friend of the discoverer DMP · 1222
1223 Neckar 1931 TG Neckar River, Germany, tributary of the Rhine DMP · 1223
1224 Fantasia 1927 SD The Latin word for fantasy DMP · 1224
1225 Ariane 1930 HK Ariane Leprieur, leading character of Gabriel Marcel's play Le Chemin de crête DMP · 1225
1226 Golia 1930 HL Jacobus Golius (Iacobo Golio, Jakob Gool), orientalist who held the chair of Arabic, founder of the Sterrewacht Leiden (Leiden Observatory), who succeeded Willebrord Snell in the chair of Mathematics and Astronomy at the University of Leiden DMP · 1226
1227 Geranium 1931 TD Geranium, a genus of Geraniaceae flowering plants. The initials of the minor planets 1227 through 1234, all discovered by K. Reinmuth, spell out "G. Stracke", German astronomer and orbit computer, who had asked that no planet be named after him. DMP · 1227
1228 Scabiosa 1931 TU Scabiosa, a genus of Dipsacaceae flowering plants DMP · 1228
1229 Tilia 1931 TP1 Tilia, the linden and lime trees DMP · 1229
1230 Riceia 1931 TX1 Hugh Rice, American amateur astronomer DMP · 1230
1231 Auricula 1931 TE2 Primula auricula, flowering plants DMP · 1231
1232 Cortusa 1931 TF2 Cortusa, a genus of Primulaceae flowering plants DMP · 1232
1233 Kobresia 1931 TG2 Kobresia, a genus of Cyperaceae plants (sedges) DMP · 1233
1234 Elyna 1931 UF Elyna, a genus of Cyperaceae plants (sedges) DMP · 1234
1235 Schorria 1931 UJ Richard Reinhard Emil Schorr, German astronomer DMP · 1235
1236 Thaïs 1931 VX Thaïs, an ancient Greek hetaera, who accompanied Alexander the Great (356–323 BC) during his campaigns DMP · 1236
1237 Geneviève 1931 XB Eldest daughter of discoverer DMP · 1237
1238 Predappia 1932 CA Predappio, Italy, birthplace of Benito Mussolini DMP · 1238
1239 Queteleta 1932 CB Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quételet, Belgian mathematician, statistician, meteorologist, and astronomer, first director of the Royal Observatory of Belgium at Brussels DMP · 1239
1240 Centenaria 1932 CD In honour of the 100th anniversary of Hamburg Observatory DMP · 1240
1241 Dysona 1932 EB1 Sir Frank Watson Dyson, British astronomer, director of Greenwich Observatory and president of the IAU 1928–1932 DMP · 1241
1242 Zambesia 1932 HL Then-British territories of the Zambezi River Basin, Africa DMP · 1242
1243 Pamela 1932 JE Daughter of discoverer Cyril Jackson DMP · 1243
1244 Deira 1932 KE Ancient name of Ossett, Yorkshire, the discoverer's birthplace (An exaggeration; in actuality, the ancient Kingdom of Deira encompassed most of modern Yorkshire) DMP · 1244
1245 Calvinia 1932 KF Calvinia, Cape Province, South Africa DMP · 1245
1246 Chaka 1932 OA Shaka, king of the Zulus DMP · 1246
1247 Memoria 1932 QA Latin for "remembrance"; the discoverer was often reminded of her pleasant relationship while in Uccle in 1932 DMP · 1247
1248 Jugurtha 1932 RO Jugurtha, Numidian king and enemy of Rome DMP · 1248
1249 Rutherfordia 1932 VB Lord Rutherford, physicist, Nobelist; however, other sources state it was named after the city of Rutherford, New York, as proposed by Irving Meyer of that city DMP · 1249
1250 Galanthus 1933 BD Galanthus, the snowdrop DMP · 1250
1251 Hedera 1933 BE Hedera, the ivy DMP · 1251
1252 Celestia 1933 DG Celestia Whipple, mother of discoverer DMP · 1252
1253 Frisia 1931 TV1 Possibly the Latin name for Friesland and the teutonic tribe that gave its name to the area DMP · 1253
1254 Erfordia 1932 JA Erfurt, Germany, birthplace of the discoverer DMP · 1254
1255 Schilowa 1932 NC Mariya Vasilyevna Zhilova (M. W. Schilowa), Russian astronomer and orbit computer DMP · 1255
1256 Normannia 1932 PD "Possibly named for the inhabitants of Normandy" DMP · 1256
1257 Móra 1932 PE Károly Móra (1899–1938, also called Károly Mórawetz), Hungarian astronomer, who succeeded Antal Tass as Director of Konkoly Observatory DMP · 1257
1258 Sicilia 1932 PG Sicily, Italy DMP · 1258
1259 Ógyalla 1933 BT Ógyalla, in Hungary, site of the Konkoly Observatory, then also called the Ógyalla Observatory DMP · 1259
1260 Walhalla 1933 BW Walhalla Memorial Hall, near Regensburg, Germany DMP · 1260
1261 Legia 1933 FB Latin for Liège, Belgium DMP · 1261
1262 Sniadeckia 1933 FE Jan Śniadecki, Polish scholar, professor of mathematics and astronomy, founder of Kraków Observatory DMP · 1262
1263 Varsavia 1933 FF Latin name of Warsaw, capital of Poland DMP · 1263
1264 Letaba 1933 HG Letaba River, Transvaal, South Africa DMP · 1264
1265 Schweikarda 1911 MV Maiden name (Schweikard) of discoverer's mother DMP · 1265
1266 Tone 1927 BD Tone River, Kantō region, largest river of Japan DMP · 1266
1267 Geertruida 1930 HD Sister of G. Pels, computational assistant at Sterrewacht Leiden (Leiden Observatory), and daughter of Mr. Hameslag DMP · 1267
1268 Libya 1930 HJ Libya, country in northern Africa bordering the Mediterranean sea DMP · 1268
1269 Rollandia 1930 SH Romain Rolland, French writer DMP · 1269
1270 Datura 1930 YE Datura stramonium, the thorn apple DMP · 1270
1271 Isergina 1931 TN Pyotr Vasilyevich Isergin, doctor, a friend of the discoverer (who was treated by him) DMP · 1271
1272 Gefion 1931 TZ1 Gefjun (Gefion) Fountain, Copenhagen, Denmark DMP · 1272
1273 Helma 1932 PF Acquaintance of Friedrich Schwab, German astronomer DMP · 1273
1274 Delportia 1932 WC Eugène Delporte, Belgian astronomer DMP · 1274
1275 Cimbria 1932 WG The Cimbrians, encountered by the Romans in Noricum, 2nd century BC DMP · 1275
1276 Ucclia 1933 BA Named for the city of Uccle and for the Royal Observatory of Belgium situated there DMP · 1276
1277 Dolores 1933 HA Dolores Ibarruri, Spanish political leader DMP · 1277
1278 Kenya 1933 LA Kenya, African country DMP · 1278
1279 Uganda 1933 LB Uganda, African country DMP · 1279
1280 Baillauda 1933 QB Jules Baillaud, French astronomer DMP · 1280
1281 Jeanne 1933 QJ Jeanne, daughter of discoverer Sylvain Arend DMP · 1281
1282 Utopia 1933 QM1 Utopia, mythical place DMP · 1282
1283 Komsomolia 1925 SC Komsomol, the Soviet youth organization DMP · 1283
1284 Latvia 1933 OP Latvia, country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe DMP · 1284
1285 Julietta 1933 QF Julietta, mother of discoverer Eugène Joseph Delporte DMP · 1285
1286 Banachiewicza 1933 QH Tadeusz Banachiewicz (Thaddeus Banachiewicz), Polish astronomer, director of the Kraków Observatory DMP · 1286
1287 Lorcia 1933 QL Wife of Tadeusz Banachiewicz, Polish astronomer DMP · 1287
1288 Santa 1933 QM Named by the orbit's computer, E. de Caro, Italian astronomer DMP · 1288
1289 Kutaïssi 1933 QR Kutaïssi, Georgia DMP · 1289
1290 Albertine 1933 QL1 Albert I, King of Belgium, who died shortly after the asteroid's discovery DMP · 1290
1291 Phryne 1933 RA Phryne, a hetaera of the 4th century BC, celebrated for her beauty DMP · 1291
1292 Luce 1933 SH Luce, wife of discoverer Fernand Rigaux DMP · 1292
1293 Sonja 1933 SO Name chosen by the orbit's computer DMP · 1293
1294 Antwerpia 1933 UB1 Antwerp, Belgium DMP · 1294
1295 Deflotte 1933 WD Deflotte, nephew of discoverer Louis Boyer DMP · 1295
1296 Andrée 1933 WE Andrée, niece of discoverer Louis Boyer DMP · 1296
1297 Quadea 1934 AD Parents-in-law of E. Reinmuth, brother of discoverer Karl Reinmuth DMP · 1297
1298 Nocturna 1934 AE Feminine adjective of nocturnus, "nightly" DMP · 1298
1299 Mertona 1934 BA Gerald Merton, English astronomer DMP · 1299
1300 Marcelle 1934 CL Second daughter of discoverer Guy Reiss DMP · 1300

1301–1400[edit]

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1301 Yvonne 1934 EA Sister of discoverer DMP · 1301
1302 Werra 1924 SV Werra River, Germany DMP · 1302
1303 Luthera 1928 FP Robert Luther, German astronomer DMP · 1303
1304 Arosa 1928 KC Arosa, Switzerland DMP · 1304
1305 Pongola 192148 OC Pongola River, South Africa DMP · 1305
1306 Scythia 1930 OB Scythia, ancient Russian region DMP · 1306
1307 Cimmeria 1930 UF Cimmeria, ancient Ukrainian region around Crimea DMP · 1307
1308 Halleria 1931 EB Albrecht von Haller (1708–1777), Swiss physician, botanist and poet DMP · 1308
1309 Hyperborea 1931 TO Hyperborea, mythical land DMP · 1309
1310 Villigera 1932 DB Walter A. Villiger, Swiss astronomer, head of the department of astronomical instruments of Carl Zeiss, Jena DMP · 1310
1311 Knopfia 1933 FF1 Otto Knopf, German astronomer at Jena, Germany DMP · 1311
1312 Vassar 1933 OT Vassar College, where the orbit computer (American astronomer Maud Worcester Makemson) taught DMP · 1312
1313 Berna 1933 QG Bern, Switzerland (at the request of Sigmund Mauderli, the orbit's computer) DMP · 1313
1314 Paula 1933 SC Wife of discoverer DMP · 1314
1315 Bronislawa 1933 SF1 Saint Bronislas of Poland DMP · 1315
1316 Kasan 1933 WC Kazan, Russia, on the Volga DMP · 1316
1317 Silvretta 1935 RC Silvretta, a mountain range in the Alps DMP · 1317
1318 Nerina 1934 FG Nerine genus of Amaryllidaceae flowering plants DMP · 1318
1319 Disa 1934 FO Disa genus of showy, large tropical terrestrial orchids DMP · 1319
1320 Impala 1934 JG The impala antelope DMP · 1320
1321 Majuba 1934 JH Amajuba, a mountain in northern Natal, part of the Drakensberg range, South Africa, site of the Battle of Majuba Hill DMP · 1321
1322 Coppernicus 1934 LA Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish astronomer DMP · 1322
1323 Tugela 1934 LD Tugela River, Natal, South Africa DMP · 1323
1324 Knysna 1934 LL Knysna, town in the Western Cape Province of South Africa DMP · 1324
1325 Inanda 1934 NR Inanda, Zulu village in South Africa DMP · 1325
1326 Losaka 1934 NS Lusaka, Zambia (then North Rhodesia) DMP · 1326
1327 Namaqua 1934 RT Namaqua, coastal region of South-West Africa DMP · 1327
1328 Devota 1925 UA Fortunato Devoto, president of the National Council of Observatories of Argentina, friend of the discoverer DMP · 1328
1329 Eliane 1933 FL Éliane, daughter of Paul Bourgeois, Belgian astronomer DMP · 1329
1330 Spiridonia 1925 DB Brother-in-law of discoverer and/or Spiridon Ilyich Zaslavsky, World War II hero DMP · 1330
1331 Solvejg 1933 QS Character in Peer Gynt, drama by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen DMP · 1331
1332 Marconia 1934 AA Guglielmo Marconi, Italian radio pioneer, physicist, and Nobel Prize winner DMP · 1332
1333 Cevenola 1934 DA The Cévennes, mountainous region of southern France DMP · 1333
1334 Lundmarka 1934 OB Knut Lundmark, Swedish astronomer DMP · 1334
1335 Demoulina 1934 RE Prof. Demoulin, Belgian astronomer, of the University of Ghent DMP · 1335
1336 Zeelandia 1934 RW Latin name for Zeeland, in the Southwest Netherlands DMP · 1336
1337 Gerarda 1934 RA1 Wife of G. Pels, computational assistant at Leiden Observatory DMP · 1337
1338 Duponta 1934 XA Marc Dupont, nephew of the discoverer DMP · 1338
1339 Désagneauxa 1934 XB Brother-in-law of the discoverer DMP · 1339
1340 Yvette 1934 YA Niece of the discoverer DMP · 1340
1341 Edmée 1935 BA Edmée Chandon, French astronomer DMP · 1341
1342 Brabantia 1935 CV Latin name of the province of Brabant, Belgium and The Netherlands, whose capital is Brussels DMP · 1342
1343 Nicole 1935 FC Niece of the discoverer DMP · 1343
1344 Caubeta 1935 GA Paul Caubet, French astronomer at the Toulouse Observatory DMP · 1344
1345 Potomac 1908 CG Potomac River, USA DMP · 1345
1346 Gotha 1929 CY Gotha, Thuringia, Germany, location of the old Gotha Observatory (Sternwarte Gotha or Seeberg-Sternwarte) established by Duke Ernst I of Saxe-Coburg and whose first director was Franz Xaver von Zach DMP · 1346
1347 Patria 1931 VW Latin for "fatherland" DMP · 1347
1348 Michel 1933 FD Michel Arend, older son of the discoverer DMP · 1348
1349 Bechuana 1934 LJ Bechuana Province of central South Africa, which became Bechuanaland, then Botswana DMP · 1349
1350 Rosselia 1934 TA Marie-Thérèse Rossel, editor of the Belgian newspaper Le Soir (1946+) DMP · 1350
1351 Uzbekistania 1934 TF Uzbekistan, then the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic, where the discoverer resided; the name was found posthumously, handwritten in the discoverer's personal copy of Kleine Planeten für 1941 DMP · 1351
1352 Wawel 1935 CE Wawel Castle, Kraków, Poland, also seat of the Wawel Cathedral DMP · 1352
1353 Maartje 1935 CU Daughter of B. G. Mekking, Dutch computational assistant at Leiden Observatory DMP · 1353
1354 Botha 1935 GK Louis Botha, first prime minister of the Union of South Africa DMP · 1354
1355 Magoeba 1935 HE Magoeba, native chief of the North Transvaal, South Africa DMP · 1355
1356 Nyanza 1935 JH Nyanza Province, Kenya DMP · 1356
1357 Khama 1935 ND King Khama III of the Bechuana, South Africa DMP · 1357
1358 Gaika 1935 OB Ngqika (a.k.a. Gaika), Xhosa chief of Transkei, South Africa (then British Kaffraria) MPC · 1358
1359 Prieska 1935 OC Prieska village, Cape Province, South Africa DMP · 1359
1360 Tarka 1935 OD Tarka, chief of Transkei, South Africa, who also gave his name to the town of Tarkastad DMP · 1360
1361 Leuschneria 1935 QA Armin Otto Leuschner, American astronomer, head of the Department of Astronomy of the University of California at Berkeley DMP · 1361
1362 Griqua 1935 QG1 Griqua tribe of Griqualand, South Africa DMP · 1362
1363 Herberta 1935 RA Herbert Clark Hoover, American president 1929–1933, earlier president of the Commission for Relief in Belgium (1915–1919); named in his honour after his 1938 visit to Belgium DMP · 1363
1364 Safara 1935 VB André Safar of Algiers DMP · 1364
1365 Henyey 1928 RK Louis G. Henyey, American astronomer DMP · 1365
1366 Piccolo 1932 WA Italian for 'small'; pseudonym of Auguste Cauvin, a.k.a. d'Arsac, editor-in-chief of the Brussels newspaper "Le Soir" (c. 1898 – 1937) DMP · 1366
1367 Nongoma 1934 NA Nongoma, capital city of the Kwa-Zulu homeland, South Africa DMP · 1367
1368 Numidia 1935 HD Numidia, ancient North African kingdom and Roman province DMP · 1368
1369 Ostanina 1935 QB Ostanina, Soviet Union (probably in Perm Krai now) MPC · 1369
1370 Hella 1935 QG Helene Nowacki (1904–1972), a German astronomer at ARI DMP · 1370
1371 Resi 1935 QJ Cousin of Mrs. Schaub, acquaintance of the discoverer DMP · 1371
1372 Haremari 1935 QK In honour of all the women who worked at the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut: "Harem ARI" DMP · 1372
1373 Cincinnati 1935 QN Cincinnati Observatory, whose staff did most of the orbit computations DMP · 1373
1374 Isora 1935 UA Meaning unknown, chosen by Gustav Stracke, German astronomer « Isora = Isor A = Rosi » DMP · 1374
1375 Alfreda 1935 UB Friend of the discoverer DMP · 1375
1376 Michelle 1935 UH Michelle Boyer, third daughter of the discoverer DMP · 1376
1377 Roberbauxa 1936 CD Robert Baux (1900–1987), French engineer, childhood friend of the discoverer DMP · 1377
1378 Leonce 1936 DB Léonce Rigaux, father of the discoverer DMP · 1378
1379 Lomonosowa 1936 FC Mikhail Vasilevich Lomonosov, Russian polymath DMP · 1379
1380 Volodia 1936 FM Vladimir Vesselovsky, born the night of the asteroid's discovery (Volodya is a diminutive of Vladimir) DMP · 1380
1381 Danubia 1930 QJ Danube River DMP · 1381
1382 Gerti 1925 BB Gertrud Höhne (or Hoehne), secretary at the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut in Berlin, Germany DMP · 1382
1383 Limburgia 1934 RV Latin name for the province of Limburg DMP · 1383
1384 Kniertje 1934 RX Main character in the drama Op Hoop van Zegen by Herman Heijermans, Dutch journalist and dramatist DMP · 1384
1385 Gelria 1935 MJ Latin name for the Dutch province of Gelderland DMP · 1385
1386 Storeria 1935 PA Norman Wyman Storer, Professor of Astronomy at the University of Kansas, teacher to the orbit computer DMP · 1386
1387 Kama 1935 QD Kama River, tributary to the Volga, east of Kazan DMP · 1387
1388 Aphrodite 1935 SS Aphrodite, Greek goddess DMP · 1388
1389 Onnie 1935 SS1 A. Kruyt, sister-in-law of G. Pels, computational assistant at Leiden Observatory DMP · 1389
1390 Abastumani 1935 TA Abastumani, Georgia, seat of the Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory DMP · 1390
1391 Carelia 1936 DA Latin name of Karelia, Finland DMP · 1391
1392 Pierre 1936 FO Nephew of discoverer DMP · 1392
1393 Sofala 1936 KD Sofala Province, Mozambique DMP · 1393
1394 Algoa 1936 LK Algoa Bay, South Africa MPC · 1394
1395 Aribeda 1936 OB Abbreviation of Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Berlin Dahlem DMP · 1395
1396 Outeniqua 1936 PF Outeniqua Mountains, in south western Cape Province, South Africa DMP · 1396
1397 Umtata 1936 PG Umtata, capital of Transkei, South Africa DMP · 1397
1398 Donnera 1936 QL Anders Severine Donner, Finnish astronomer, director of the Helsinki Observatory DMP · 1398
1399 Teneriffa 1936 QY Tenerife, Canary Islands DMP · 1399
1400 Tirela 1936 WA Charles Tirel, friend of the discoverer DMP · 1400

1401–1500[edit]

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1401 Lavonne 1935 UD Lavonne, granddaughter of American astronomer Maud Worcester Makemson (1891–1977), who computed the asteroid's orbit DMP · 1401
1402 Eri 1936 OC Erika Schattschneider-Kollnig (1913–1978), German astronomer at Heidelberg Observatory DMP · 1402
1403 Idelsonia 1936 QA Naum Idelson (1885–1951), Soviet astronomer at the Pulkovo Observatory DMP · 1403
1404 Ajax 1936 QW Ajax, mythological Greek warrior DMP · 1404
1405 Sibelius 1936 RE Jean Sibelius (1865–1957), Finnish composer and violinist MPC · 1405
1406 Komppa 1936 RF Gustaf Komppa (1867–1949), Finnish chemist known for the industrial synthesis of camphor. He was a chancellor of the University of Turku and co-founder of the Turku Observatory DMP · 1406
1407 Lindelöf 1936 WC Ernst Leonard Lindelöf (1870–1946), Finnish mathematician DMP · 1407
1408 Trusanda 1936 WF Trude Hichgesand, an acquaintance of Heidelberg astronomer Heinrich Vogt see 1439 Vogtia DMP · 1408
1409 Isko 1937 AK Ise Koch, wife of German astronomer Fritz Kubach (1912–1945)(de) DMP · 1409
1410 Margret 1937 AL Margret Braun (died 1991), wife of Heinrich Vogt, German astronomer DMP · 1410
1411 Brauna 1937 AM Margret Braun (died 1991), wife of Heinrich Vogt, German astronomer DMP · 1411
1412 Lagrula 1937 BA Joanny-Philippe Lagrula (1870–1941), French astronomer, at one time director of the Algiers Observatory DMP · 1412
1413 Roucarie 1937 CD Roucarie Boyer, mother of French discoverer Louis Boyer DMP · 1413
1414 Jérôme 1937 CE Jérôme Boyer, father of French discoverer Louis Boyer DMP · 1414
1415 Malautra 1937 EA Malautra Boyer, wife of French discoverer Louis Boyer DMP · 1415
1416 Renauxa 1937 EC P. Renaux, a French astronomer who worked as an assistant at the Algiers Observatory DMP · 1416
1417 Walinskia 1937 GH Walinskia, an acquaintance of an astronomer at ARI, Berlin DMP · 1417
1418 Fayeta 1903 RG Gaston-Jules Fayet (1874–1967), French astronomer and director of the Nice Observatory DMP · 1418
1419 Danzig 1929 RF The city of Gdańsk (German: Danzig) in Poland DMP · 1419
1420 Radcliffe 1931 RJ Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in honour of the class of 1912 DMP · 1420
1421 Esperanto 1936 FQ The Esperanto language DMP · 1421
1422 Strömgrenia 1936 QF Elis Strömgren (1870–1947), Swedish-born Danish astronomer, director of the Copenhagen University Observatory and the Bureau central des télégrammes astronomiques (and father of Bengt Georg Daniel Strömgren, Danish astronomer) DMP · 1422
1423 Jose 1936 QM Giuseppina Bianchi, deceased young daughter of Italian astronomer Emilio Bianchi DMP · 1423
1424 Sundmania 1937 AJ Karl F. Sundman (1873–1949), Finnish mathematician, then director of the Helsingfors Observatory DMP · 1424
1425 Tuorla 1937 GB Tuorla Observatory, Finland, then the Research Institute for Astronomy and Optics DMP · 1425
1426 Riviera 1937 GF The French Riviera, on the Mediterranean coast of France and the location of the discovering Nice Observatory DMP · 1426
1427 Ruvuma 1937 KB Ruvuma River, Tanzania DMP · 1427
1428 Mombasa 1937 NO Mombasa, Kenya DMP · 1428
1429 Pemba 1937 NH Pemba Island, Tanzania DMP · 1429
1430 Somalia 1937 NK Somalia, a country located in the Horn of Africa MPC · 1430
1431 Luanda 1937 OB Luanda, Angola MPC · 1431
1432 Ethiopia 1937 PG Ethiopia (then called Abyssinia) and country located in the Horn of Africa DMP · 1432
1433 Geramtina 1937 UC Miss Asplind, sister of Swedish astronomer Bror Asplind (1890–1954), see 958 Asplinda DMP · 1433
1434 Margot 1936 FD1 Gertrud Margot Görsdorf (1915–1990), friend of astronomer Wilhelm Gliese DMP · 1434
1435 Garlena 1936 WE Acquaintance of Prof. W. Schaub, German orbit computer DMP · 1435
1436 Salonta 1936 YA Salonta, town in what is now Romania, and place of birth of the discoverer, the Hungarian astronomer György Kulin (1905–1989) MPC · 1436
1437 Diomedes 1937 PB Diomedes, mythological Greek warrior involved in the Trojan War DMP · 1437
1438 Wendeline 1937 TC unknown origin of name DMP · 1438
1439 Vogtia 1937 TE Heinrich Vogt (1890–1968), German astronomer DMP · 1439
1440 Rostia 1937 TF Johann Leonhard Rost (1688–1727), German astronomer and author of the Atlas Portatilis Coelistis DMP · 1440
1441 Bolyai 1937 WA János Bolyai (1802–1860), Hungarian mathematician DMP · 1441
1442 Corvina 1937 YF Matthias Corvinus (1443–1490), King of Hungary. His library, the Bibliotheca Corviniana was second in size and significance to the Vatican library DMP · 1442
1443 Ruppina 1937 YG Ruppin, Germany city and birthplace of astronomer Carl Ebell, see 1205 Ebella DMP · 1443
1444 Pannonia 1938 AE Pannonia, the ancient Roman province which is largely co-extensive with the modern Transdanubia region in Hungary MPC · 1444
1445 Konkolya 1938 AF Nicolaus von Konkoly Thege (Thege Miklós Konkoly; 1842–1916), Hungarian founder of the Ó-Gyalla Observatory, now known as the Hurbanovo Geomagnetic Observatory, Slovakia DMP · 1445
1446 Sillanpää 1938 BA Frans Eemil Sillanpää (1888–1964), Finnish author, winner of the 1939 Nobel Prize for Literature MPC · 1446
1447 Utra 1938 BB The northeastern Finnish town of Utra, birthplace of the discoverer Yrjö Väisälä DMP · 1447
1448 Lindbladia 1938 DF Bertil Lindblad (1895–1965), Swedish astronomer and former IAU president DMP · 1448
1449 Virtanen 1938 DO Artturi Ilmari Virtanen (1895–1973), Finnish biochemist, winner of the 1945 Nobel Prize for Chemistry MPC · 1449
1450 Raimonda 1938 DP Jean Jacques Raimond (1903–1961), Dutch astronomer and former president of the Royal Dutch Meteorological and Astronomical Society and director of the Zeiss planetarium in The Hague DMP · 1450
1451 Granö 1938 DT Johannes Gabriel Granö (1882–1956), Finnish geographer, explorer, and chancellor of Turku University DMP · 1451
1452 Hunnia 1938 DZ1 Literally, land of the Huns (the state founded by Attila the Hun) but used as a stylistic alternative for Hungary or Magyarország, or as a stylistic synonym for the land lying east of the Danube MPC · 1452
1453 Fennia 1938 ED1 Latin name for Finland DMP · 1453
1454 Kalevala 1936 DO Kalevala, the Finnish epic poem MPC · 1454
1455 Mitchella 1937 LF Maria Mitchell, American astronomer DMP · 1455
1456 Saldanha 1937 NG Saldanha harbour, South Africa MPC · 1456
1457 Ankara 1937 PA The city of Ankara, capital of Turkey DMP · 1457
1458 Mineura 1937 RC Adolphe Mineur, Belgian mathematician and professor at the University of Brussels DMP · 1458
1459 Magnya 1937 VA "Magnya", means "clear, bright, wonderful", when translated from Latin to Russian DMP · 1459
1460 Haltia 1937 WC Haltitunturi mountain or possibly haltia, Finnish word for elf MPC · 1460
1461 Jean-Jacques 1937 YL Jean-Jacques Laugier, son of French discoverer Marguerite Laugier DMP · 1461
1462 Zamenhof 1938 CA L. L. Zamenhof (1859–1917), Polish physician and linguist, inventor of Esperanto DMP · 1462
1463 Nordenmarkia 1938 CB Nils Viktor Emanuel Nordenmark (1867–1962), Swedish astronomer DMP · 1463
1464 Armisticia 1939 VO The Armistice of 11 November 1918 (World War I), on the occasion of its 21st anniversary, in the hope of a continuation of world peace DMP · 1464
1465 Autonoma 1938 FA "Autonoma", short for the Universidad Autonoma de El Salvador, in recognition of the hospitality granted to the Hamburg Observatory DMP · 1465
1466 Mündleria 1938 KA Max Mündler (1876–1969), German astronomer at Heidelberg Observatory DMP · 1466
1467 Mashona 1938 OE Mashona people of Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) DMP · 1467
1468 Zomba 1938 PA The city of Zomba in Malawi (then Nyassaland), Africa DMP · 1468
1469 Linzia 1938 QD The city of Linz, Austria DMP · 1469
1470 Carla 1938 SD Carla Ziegler, friend of German discoverer Alfred Bohrmann DMP · 1470
1471 Tornio 1938 SL1 The city of Tornio, in Lapland, Finland MPC · 1471
1472 Muonio 1938 UQ Muonio, town in northern Finland, above the Arctic Circle MPC · 1472
1473 Ounas 1938 UT Ounasjoki River in Finland MPC · 1473
1474 Beira 1935 QY The city of Beira, Mozambique, in southeast Africa DMP · 1474
1475 Yalta 1935 SM The city of Yalta, on south coast of the Crimean Peninsula DMP · 1475
1476 Cox 1936 RA Jacques Cox (1898–1972), Belgian astronomer and professor of astronomy at the University of Brussels MPC · 1476
1477 Bonsdorffia 1938 CC Ilmari Bonsdorff (1879–1950), Finnish astronomer and founder of the Finnish Geodetic Institute DMP · 1477
1478 Vihuri 1938 CF A. Vihuri, Finnish ship owner and patron of the arts and sciences DMP · 1478
1479 Inkeri 1938 DE The region of Ingria, now in Russia. "Inkeri" is also the first name of the granddaughter and niece of Finnish discoverer Yrjö Väisälä DMP · 1479
1480 Aunus 1938 DK Russian town of Olonets (Finnish: Aunus) in Karelia. It is also named after the grandson of discoverer Yrjö Väisälä DMP · 1480
1481 Tübingia 1938 DR The German city of Tübingen, birthplace of astronomer Johannes Kepler DMP · 1481
1482 Sebastiana 1938 DA1 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750), German composer DMP · 1482
1483 Hakoila 1938 DJ1 Kosti Johannes Hakoila (1898–), Finnish astronomer and assistant of the discoverer Yrjö Väisälä DMP · 1483
1484 Postrema 1938 HC "Postrema" (Latin: "last") for the last discovery made by Grigory Neujmin (this would not remain true) DMP · 1484
1485 Isa 1938 OB "Isa", diminutive of the Italian name "Marisa" DMP · 1485
1486 Marilyn 1938 QA Marilyn Herget, daughter of Paul Herget, American astronomer DMP · 1486
1487 Boda 1938 WC Karl Boda (1889–1942), German astronomer DMP · 1487
1488 Aura 1938 XE Aura River, Finland MPC · 1488
1489 Attila 1939 GC Attila the Hun, 5th century king of the Huns MPC · 1489
1490 Limpopo 1936 LB Limpopo River, Africa DMP · 1490
1491 Balduinus 1938 EJ Latin form of the name Baldwin, in this case referring to King Baudouin of Belgium DMP · 1491
1492 Oppolzer 1938 FL Theodor von Oppolzer, Austrian astronomer DMP · 1492
1493 Sigrid 1938 QB Sigrid Strömgren, wife of Danish-American astronomer Bengt Strömgren DMP · 1493
1494 Savo 1938 SJ Savonia, region of Finland DMP · 1494
1495 Helsinki 1938 SW The city of Helsinki, capitol of Finland MPC · 1495
1496 Turku 1938 SA1 The city of Turku, Finland, home to the discoverer Yrjö Väisälä DMP · 1496
1497 Tampere 1938 SB1 The city of Tampere, Finland MPC · 1497
1498 Lahti 1938 SK1 The city of Lahti, Finland MPC · 1498
1499 Pori 1938 UF The city of Pori, Finland MPC · 1499
1500 Jyväskylä 1938 UH The city of Jyväskylä, Finland MPC · 1500

1501–1600[edit]

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1501 Baade 1938 UJ Walter Baade, German astronomer DMP · 1501
1502 Arenda 1938 WB Sylvain Julien Victor Arend, Belgian astronomer DMP · 1502
1503 Kuopio 1938 XD Kuopio, Finland MPC · 1503
1504 Lappeenranta 1939 FM Lappeenranta, Finland MPC · 1504
1505 Koranna 1939 HH The Koranna, a tribe of San people from the Kalahari Desert DMP · 1505
1506 Xosa 1939 JC Xhosa people of Africa DMP · 1506
1507 Vaasa 1939 RD Vaasa, Finland MPC · 1507
1508 Kemi 1938 UP Kemi, Finland MPC · 1508
1509 Esclangona 1938 YG Ernest Esclangon, French astronomer DMP · 1509
1510 Charlois 1939 DC Auguste Charlois, French astronomer DMP · 1510
1511 Daléra 1939 FB Paul Daléra, friend of discoverer DMP · 1511
1512 Oulu 1939 FE Oulu, Finland, birthplace of discoverer DMP · 1512
1513 Mátra 1940 EB Mátra, a mountain range in Hungary MPC · 1513
1514 Ricouxa 1906 UR unknown origin of name DMP · 1514
1515 Perrotin 1936 VG Joseph Athanase Perrotin, French astronomer DMP · 1515
1516 Henry 1938 BG Paul and Prosper Henry, French astronomers DMP · 1516
1517 Beograd 1938 FD Belgrade, Serbia, discoverer's native city DMP · 1517
1518 Rovaniemi 1938 UA Rovaniemi, Finland MPC · 1518
1519 Kajaani 1938 UB Kajaani, Finland MPC · 1519
1520 Imatra 1938 UY Imatra, Finland MPC · 1520
1521 Seinäjoki 1938 UB1 Seinäjoki, Finland MPC · 1521
1522 Kokkola 1938 WO Kokkola, Finland MPC · 1522
1523 Pieksämäki 1939 BC Pieksämäki, Finland MPC · 1523
1524 Joensuu 1939 SB Joensuu, Finland MPC · 1524
1525 Savonlinna 1939 SC Savonlinna, Finland MPC · 1525
1526 Mikkeli 1939 TF Mikkeli, Finland MPC · 1526
1527 Malmquista 1939 UG Gunnar Malmquist, Swedish astronomer DMP · 1527
1528 Conrada 1940 CA Fritz Conrad, admiral in the German Navy during World War II DMP · 1528
1529 Oterma 1938 BC Liisi Oterma, Finnish astronomer MPC · 1529
1530 Rantaseppä 1938 SG Hilkka Rantaseppä (Hilkka Rantaseppä-Helenius), Finnish astronomer MPC · 1530
1531 Hartmut 1938 SH Hartmut Neckel, grandson of discoverer MPC · 1531
1532 Inari 1938 SM Lake Inari, Finland MPC · 1532
1533 Saimaa 1939 BD Lake Saimaa, Finland MPC · 1533
1534 Näsi 1939 BK Lake Näsi, Finland MPC · 1534
1535 Päijänne 1939 RC Lake Päijänne, in Päijänne National Park, Finland MPC · 1535
1536 Pielinen 1939 SE Lake Pielinen, in Koli National Park, Finland MPC · 1536
1537 Transylvania 1940 QA Transylvania, Romania MPC · 1537
1538 Detre 1940 RF László Detre, Hungarian astronomer MPC · 1538
1539 Borrelly 1940 UB Alphonse Louis Nicolas Borrelly, French astronomer DMP · 1539
1540 Kevola 1938 WK Kevola, Kevola Observatory in Finland operated by Hilkka Rantaseppä MPC · 1540
1541 Estonia 1939 CK Estonia DMP · 1541
1542 Schalén 1941 QE Carl Schalén, Swedish astronomer MPC · 1542
1543 Bourgeois 1941 SJ Paul Bourgeois, Belgian astronomer MPC · 1543
1544 Vinterhansenia 1941 UK Julie Marie Vinter Hansen, Danish astronomer DMP · 1544
1545 Thernöe 1941 UW Karl August Thernöe (1911–1987), Danish astronomer at Copenhagen Observatory, popularizer of astronomy, and director of IAU's Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams MPC · 1545
1546 Izsák 1941 SG1 Imre Gyula Izsák, Hungarian astronomer MPC · 1546
1547 Nele 1929 CZ Nele, wife of folk-hero Till Eulenspiegel DMP · 1547
1548 Palomaa 1935 FK Matti Herman Palomaa, Finnish chemist DMP · 1548
1549 Mikko 1937 GA Mikko Arthur Levander, Finnish pastor, amateur astronomer, and father-in-law of discoverer DMP · 1549
1550 Tito 1937 WD Josip Broz Tito, Yugoslav leader DMP · 1550
1551 Argelander 1938 DC1 Friedrich Wilhelm August Argelander, German astronomer DMP · 1551
1552 Bessel 1938 DE1 Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel, German astronomer and mathematician DMP · 1552
1553 Bauersfelda 1940 AD Walther Bauersfeld, German engineer, designer of the Zeiss planetaria DMP · 1553
1554 Yugoslavia 1940 RE Yugoslavia, discoverer's fatherland DMP · 1554
1555 Dejan 1941 SA Son of Petar Đurković, Yugoslav astronomer DMP · 1555
1556 Wingolfia 1942 AA Wingolf, a fraternity at Heidelberg University DMP · 1556
1557 Roehla 1942 AD Lars Ruehl, Swedish-German doctor in Heidelberg, in gratitude for restoring the discoverer's health DMP · 1557
1558 Järnefelt 1942 BD Gustaf Järnefelt, Finnish astronomer MPC · 1558
1559 Kustaanheimo 1942 BF Paul Kustaanheimo, Finnish astronomer MPC · 1559
1560 Strattonia 1942 XB Frederick John Marrian Stratton, British astronomer DMP · 1560
1561 Fricke 1941 CG Walter Ernst Fricke, German astronomer MPC · 1561
1562 Gondolatsch 1943 EE Friedrich Gondolatsch, German astronomer MPC · 1562
1563 Noël 1943 EG Emanuel Arend, the discoverer's son DMP · 1563
1564 Srbija 1936 TB Serbia (first minor planet discovered from Belgrade) DMP · 1564
1565 Lemaître 1948 WA Canon Georges Lemaître, Belgian astronomer MPC · 1565
1566 Icarus 1949 MA Icarus, mythological Greek aeronaut MPC · 1566
1567 Alikoski 1941 HN Heikki A. Alikoski, observatory assistant at Turku Observatory in Finland MPC · 1567
1568 Aisleen 1946 QB Wife of discoverer MPC · 1568
1569 Evita 1948 PA Eva Perón, First Lady of Argentina MPC · 1569
1570 Brunonia 1948 TX Brown University MPC · 1570
1571 Cesco 1950 FJ Reynaldo Cesco and Carlos Ulrrico Cesco, Argentine astronomers MPC · 1571
1572 Posnania 1949 SC Poznań, Poland MPC · 1572
1573 Väisälä 1949 UA Yrjö Väisälä, Finnish astronomer MPC · 1573
1574 Meyer 1949 FD G. Meyer, French astronomer MPC · 1574
1575 Winifred 1950 HH Winifred Sawtell Cameron, American planetary geologist MPC · 1575
1576 Fabiola 1948 SA Fabiola de Mora y Aragón, former Queen of Belgium MPC · 1576
1577 Reiss 1949 BA Guy Reiss, French astronomer MPC · 1577
1578 Kirkwood 1951 AT Daniel Kirkwood, American astronomer MPC · 1578
1579 Herrick 1948 SB Samuel Herrick, American astronomer and mathematician MPC · 1579
1580 Betulia 1950 KA Wife of Samuel Herrick MPC · 1580
1581 Abanderada 1950 LA1 Spanish for leader carrying a banner, in honour of Eva Perón MPC · 1581
1582 Martir 1950 LY Spanish for martyr, in honour of Eva Perón MPC · 1582
1583 Antilochus 1950 SA Antilochus, mythological Greek warrior MPC · 1583
1584 Fuji 1927 CR Mount Fuji, Japan MPC · 1584
1585 Union 1947 RG Union Observatory, Johannesburg MPC · 1585
1586 Thiele 1939 CJ Thorvald Nicolai Thiele, Danish astronomer DMP · 1586
1587 Kahrstedt 1933 FS1 Albrecht Kahrstedt, German astronomer MPC · 1587
1588 Descamisada 1951 MH Spanish for shirtless (worker), in honour of Eva Perón MPC · 1588
1589 Fanatica 1950 RK Spanish for fanatical woman, in honour of Eva Perón MPC · 1589
1590 Tsiolkovskaja 1933 NA Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Russian rocket scientist MPC · 1590
1591 Baize 1951 KA Paul Baize, French physician and amateur astronomer MPC · 1591
1592 Mathieu 1951 LA Grandchild of discoverer MPC · 1592
1593 Fagnes 1951 LB Hautes Fagnes, plateau in Belgium MPC · 1593
1594 Danjon 1949 WA André Danjon, French astronomer MPC · 1594
1595 Tanga 1930 ME Tanga, Tanzania MPC · 1595
1596 Itzigsohn 1951 EV Miguel Itzigsohn, Argentinian astronomer MPC · 1596
1597 Laugier 1949 EB Marguerite Laugier, French astronomer MPC · 1597
1598 Paloque 1950 CA Émile Paloque, French astronomer MPC · 1598
1599 Giomus 1950 WA Gien-sur-Loire, France MPC · 1599
1600 Vyssotsky 1947 UC Emma Vyssotsky, American astronomer MPC · 1600

1601–1700[edit]

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1601 Patry 1942 KA André Patry, French astronomer MPC · 1601
1602 Indiana 1950 GF Indiana and Indiana University MPC · 1602
1603 Neva 1926 VH Neva, river running through Saint Petersburg MPC · 1603
1604 Tombaugh 1931 FH Clyde Tombaugh, American astronomer; 1931 FH was amongst the numerous asteroids recorded by Tombaugh during the search for Pluto MPC · 1604
1605 Milankovitch 1936 GA Milutin Milanković, Serbian astronomer MPC · 1605
1606 Jekhovsky 1950 RH Benjamin Jekhovsky, Russian-born French astronomer MPC · 1606
1607 Mavis 1950 RA Wife of Jacobus Albertus Bruwer, South African astronomer MPC · 1607
1608 Muñoz 1951 RZ F. A. Muñoz, astronomer at La Plata Observatory, Argentina MPC · 1608
1609 Brenda 1951 NL Granddaughter of discoverer MPC · 1609
1610 Mirnaya 1928 RT Russian for "peaceful". Proposed by the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy in St Petersburg DMP · 1610
1611 Beyer 1950 DJ Max Beyer, German astronomer MPC · 1611
1612 Hirose 1950 BJ Hideo Hirose (広瀬秀雄), Japanese astronomer MPC · 1612
1613 Smiley 1950 SD Charles Hugh Smiley MPC · 1613
1614 Goldschmidt 1952 HA Hermann Mayer Salomon Goldschmidt, astronomer MPC · 1614
1615 Bardwell 1950 BW Conrad Bardwell, American astronomer MPC · 1615
1616 Filipoff 1950 EA Lionel Filipoff, astronomer MPC · 1616
1617 Alschmitt 1952 FB Alfred Schmitt, French astronomer MPC · 1617
1618 Dawn 1948 NF Granddaughter of discoverer MPC · 1618
1619 Ueta 1953 TA Jo Ueta (上田穣), Japanese astronomer MPC · 1619
1620 Geographos 1951 RA National Geographic Society MPC · 1620
1621 Druzhba 1926 TM Russian for friendship DMP · 1621
1622 Chacornac 1952 EA Jean Chacornac, French astronomer MPC · 1622
1623 Vivian 1948 PL Daughter of William P. Hirst, South African astronomer DMP · 1623
1624 Rabe 1931 TT1 Eugene Rabe, American astronomer MPC · 1624
1625 The NORC 1953 RB NORC (Naval Ordnance Research Calculator) MPC · 1625
1626 Sadeya 1927 AA Acronym of astronomy association Sociedad Astronómica de España y America, of which Josep Comas i Solà was its first president MPC · 1626
1627 Ivar 1929 SH Late brother of discoverer MPC · 1627
1628 Strobel 1923 OG Willy Strobel, German astronomer MPC · 1628
1629 Pecker 1952 DB Jean-Claude Pecker, French astronomer DMP · 1629
1630 Milet 1952 DA Bernard Milet, French astronomer MPC · 1630
1631 Kopff 1936 UC August Kopff, German astronomer MPC · 1631
1632 Sieböhme 1941 DF Siegfried Böhme, German astronomer MPC · 1632
1633 Chimay 1929 EC Chimay, Belgium MPC · 1633
1634 Ndola 1935 QP Ndola, Zambia MPC · 1634
1635 Bohrmann 1924 QW Alfred Bohrmann, German astronomer MPC · 1635
1636 Porter 1950 BH Jermain and John Porter, British amateur astronomers MPC · 1636
1637 Swings 1936 QO Pol Swings, Belgian astronomer MPC · 1637
1638 Ruanda 1935 JF Ruanda-Urundi MPC · 1638
1639 Bower 1951 RB Ernest Clare Bower, American mathematician and astronomer (Pluto's orbit) MPC · 1639
1640 Nemo 1951 QA Captain Nemo, fictional character DMP · 1640
1641 Tana 1935 OJ Tana River, Kenya MPC · 1641
1642 Hill 1951 RU George William Hill, American mathematician and astronomer MPC · 1642
1643 Brown 1951 RQ Ernest William Brown, British astronomer MPC · 1643
1644 Rafita 1935 YA Late son of discoverer MPC · 1644
1645 Waterfield 1933 OJ Reginald Waterfield (1900–1986) and William Waterfield (1886–1933), British astronomers MPC · 1645
1646 Rosseland 1939 BG Svein Rosseland, Norwegian astrophysicist MPC · 1646
1647 Menelaus 1957 MK Menelaus, mythological Greek king MPC · 1647
1648 Shajna 1935 RF Grigory Shajn, Russian astronomer, husband of the discoverer Pelageya Shajn MPC · 1648
1649 Fabre 1951 DE Hervé Fabre, French astronomer MPC · 1649
1650 Heckmann 1937 TG Otto Heckmann, German astronomer MPC · 1650
1651 Behrens 1936 HD Johann Behrens (1889–1978), German astronomer MPC · 1651
1652 Hergé 1953 PA Hergé (Georges Remi), Belgian cartoonist DMP · 1652
1653 Yakhontovia 1937 RA Husband of Nataliya Yakhontova, Russian astronomer and long-time head of the Minor Planet Department of the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy DMP · 1653
1654 Bojeva 1931 TL Nina Bojeva (1890–1956), Russian astronomer DMP · 1654
1655 Comas Solà 1929 WG Josep Comas Solà, Catalan astronomer MPC · 1655
1656 Suomi 1942 EC Native name for the country of Finland MPC · 1656
1657 Roemera 1961 EA Elizabeth Roemer, American astronomer MPC · 1657
1658 Innes 1953 NA Robert Thorburn Ayton Innes, Scottish amateur-turned-professional astronomer and first director of the Transvaal (afterwards Union) Observatory DMP · 1658
1659 Punkaharju 1940 YL Punkaharju, Finland MPC · 1659
1660 Wood 1953 GA Harry Edwin Wood, South African astronomer DMP · 1660
1661 Granule A916 FA Gall's granule (also known as a "Gall body"), a feature of lymphocytes discovered by Edward Gall DMP · 1661
1662 Hoffmann A923 RB Irmtraud Hoffmann, daughter-in-law of discoverer MPC · 1662
1663 van den Bos 1926 PE Willem Hendrik van den Bos, Dutch astronomer DMP · 1663
1664 Felix 1929 CD Felix Timmermans, Belgian writer DMP · 1664
1665 Gaby 1930 DQ Gaby Reinmuth, daughter-in-law of discoverer MPC · 1665
1666 van Gent 1930 OG Hendrik van Gent, Dutch astronomer DMP · 1666
1667 Pels 1930 SY G. Pels, computational assistant at Leiden Observatory DMP · 1667
1668 Hanna 1933 OK Hanna Reinmuth, daughter-in-law of discoverer MPC · 1668
1669 Dagmar 1934 RS Dagmar, female given name MPC · 1669
1670 Minnaert 1934 RZ Marcel Gilles Jozef Minnaert, Belgian astronomer MPC · 1670
1671 Chaika 1934 TD Russian for seagull, in honour of Valentina Tereshkova DMP · 1671
1672 Gezelle 1935 BD Guido Gezelle, Flemish poet DMP · 1672
1673 van Houten 1937 TH Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Dutch astronomer MPC · 1673
1674 Groeneveld 1938 DS Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld, Dutch astronomer MPC · 1674
1675 Simonida 1938 FB A gracious Serbian Queen Simonida from the Middle Ages DMP · 1675
1676 Kariba 1939 LC Kariba Lake, Zambia/Zimbabwe MPC · 1676
1677 Tycho Brahe 1940 RO Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer DMP · 1677
1678 Hveen 1940 YH Hven (Hveen), island in Oresund with Tycho Brahe's castle Uraniborg and observatory Stjerneborg DMP · 1678
1679 Nevanlinna 1941 FR Rolf Herman Nevanlinna, Finnish mathematician MPC · 1679
1680 Per Brahe 1942 CH Per Brahe, 17th century governor-general of Finland MPC · 1680
1681 Steinmetz 1948 WE Julius Steinmetz (1893–1965), German pastor and orbit computer MPC · 1681
1682 Karel 1949 PH Son of Cornelis Johannes van Houten and Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld MPC · 1682
1683 Castafiore 1950 SL Bianca Castafiore, cartoon character (Tintin), opera singer DMP · 1683
1684 Iguassú 1951 QE Iguazu Falls, on the Iguazu River, Brazil/Argentina DMP · 1684
1685 Toro 1948 OA from maiden name of Samuel Herrick's wife MPC · 1685
1686 De Sitter 1935 SR1 Willem de Sitter, Dutch astronomer MPC · 1686
1687 Glarona 1965 SC Canton of Glarus, Switzerland MPC · 1687
1688 Wilkens 1951 EQ1 Alexander Wilkens, Argentine astronomer MPC · 1688
1689 Floris-Jan 1930 SO Floris-Jan van der Meulen, 5000th visitor to an astronomical exhibition DMP · 1689
1690 Mayrhofer 1948 VB Karl Mayrhofer, Austrian mathematician and amateur astronomer MPC · 1690
1691 Oort 1956 RB Jan Oort, Dutch astronomer MPC · 1691
1692 Subbotina 1936 QD Mikhail Subbotin (1893–1966), Russian astronomer DMP · 1692
1693 Hertzsprung 1935 LA Ejnar Hertzsprung, Danish astronomer MPC · 1693
1694 Kaiser 1934 SB Frederik Kaiser, Dutch astronomer MPC · 1694
1695 Walbeck 1941 UO Henrik Johan Walbeck, Finnish geodesist MPC · 1695
1696 Nurmela 1939 FF Tauno Nurmela, Finnish academic MPC · 1696
1697 Koskenniemi 1940 RM Veikko Antero Koskenniemi, Finnish poet MPC · 1697
1698 Christophe 1934 CS Grand-nephew of Georges Roland, French astronomer, or Ginette Roland, Belgian astronomer DMP · 1698
1699 Honkasalo 1941 QD Tauno Bruno Honkasalo (1912–1975), Finnish mathematician MPC · 1699
1700 Zvezdara 1940 QC Zvezdara, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro MPC · 1700

1701–1800[edit]

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1701 Okavango 1953 NJ Okavango River in southwest Africa DMP · 1701
1702 Kalahari A924 NC Kalahari Desert, a large semi-arid sandy savannah in Southern Africa extending 900,000 km2 (350,000 sq mi) DMP · 1702
1703 Barry 1930 RB Roger Barry (1752–1813), German astronomer at the Mannheim Observatory, which was a precursor of the Heidelberg Observatory MPC · 1703
1704 Wachmann A924 EE Arno Arthur Wachmann, German astronomer MPC · 1704
1705 Tapio 1941 SL1 Tapio, Finnish mythological figure from the Kalevala MPC · 1705
1706 Dieckvoss 1931 TS Wilhelm Dieckvoss, German astronomer MPC · 1706
1707 Chantal 1932 RL Niece of Georges Roland, French astronomer, or of Ginette Roland, Belgian astronomer DMP · 1707
1708 Pólit 1929 XA Isidre Pòlit i Boixareu (1880–1958), Spanish astronomer of Catalan origin MPC · 1708
1709 Ukraina 1925 QA Country of Ukraine DMP · 1709
1710 Gothard 1941 UF Jenõ Gothard, Hungarian amateur astronomer MPC · 1710
1711 Sandrine 1935 BB Grand-niece of Georges Roland, French astronomer, or Ginette Roland, Belgian astronomer DMP · 1711
1712 Angola 1935 KC Country of Angola, Africa MPC · 1712
1713 Bancilhon 1951 SC Odette Bancilhon, French astronomer, wife of Alfred Schmitt MPC · 1713
1714 Sy 1951 OA Frédéric Sy, French astronomer MPC · 1714
1715 Salli 1938 GK Wife of Finnish discoverer Heikki A. Alikoski MPC · 1715
1716 Peter 1934 GF Grandson of discoverer DMP · 1716
1717 Arlon 1954 AC Arlon, a Walloon town and municipality in Belgium MPC · 1717
1718 Namibia 1942 RX Republic of Namibia, a country in southern Africa MPC · 1718
1719 Jens 1950 DP Grandson of discoverer Karl Reinmuth MPC · 1719
1720 Niels 1935 CQ Grandson of discoverer Karl Reinmuth MPC · 1720
1721 Wells 1953 TD3 German Wells, an Indiana University administrator DMP · 1721
1722 Goffin 1938 EG Edwin Goffin, Belgian astronomer DMP · 1722
1723 Klemola 1936 FX Irja Klemola, amateur astronomer, and Arnold Richard Klemola, American astronomer MPC · 1723
1724 Vladimir 1932 DC Grandson of Milorad B. Protić JPL · 1724
1725 CrAO 1930 SK Crimean Astrophysical Observatory DMP · 1725
1726 Hoffmeister 1933 OE Cuno Hoffmeister, German astronomer MPC · 1726
1727 Mette 1965 BA Wife of British discoverer A. David Andrews JPL · 1727
1728 Goethe Link 1964 TO Goethe Link, American surgeon, amateur astronomer and donor of the Goethe Link Observatory MPC · 1728
1729 Beryl 1963 SL Beryl Potter, staff member at Indiana University MPC · 1729
1730 Marceline 1936 UA Heroine of L'Immoraliste, novel by André Gide DMP · 1730
1731 Smuts 1948 PH Jan Christiaan Smuts, prime minister of South Africa MPC · 1731
1732 Heike 1943 EY Heike Neckel, granddaughter of Alfred Bohrmann, German astronomer MPC · 1732
1733 Silke 1938 DL1 Silke Neckel, discoverer's granddaughter MPC · 1733
1734 Zhongolovich 1928 TJ Ivan Zhongolovich, Russian astronomer MPC · 1734
1735 ITA 1948 RJ1 Acronym of the Institute for Theoretical Astronomy in St Petersburg, Russia JPL · 1735
1736 Floirac 1967 RA Suburb of Bordeaux, France MPC · 1736
1737 Severny 1966 TJ Andrei Severnyi, Russian astronomer and director of the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory MPC · 1737
1738 Oosterhoff 1930 SP P. Th. Oosterhoff (1904–1978), Dutch astronomer and General Secretary of the IAU in the 1950s MPC · 1738
1739 Meyermann 1939 PF Bruno Meyermann, astronomer DMP · 1739
1740 Paavo Nurmi 1939 UA Paavo Nurmi, Finnish runner JPL · 1740
1741 Giclas 1960 BC Henry Lee Giclas, American astronomer MPC · 1741
1742 Schaifers 1934 RO Karl Schaifers, German astronomer DMP · 1742
1743 Schmidt 4109 P-L Bernhard Schmidt, inventor DMP · 1743
1744 Harriet 6557 P-L Wife of Paul Herget, American astronomer and director of the Cincinnati Observatory MPC · 1744
1745 Ferguson 1941 SY1 James Ferguson, astronomer DMP · 1745
1746 Brouwer 1963 RF Dirk Brouwer, Dutch-born American astronomer MPC · 1746
1747 Wright 1947 NH William Wright (1871–1959), a pioneering astrophysicist at Lick Observatory MPC · 1747
1748 Mauderli 1966 RA Sigmund Mauderli (1876–1962), Swiss astronomer and director of the Astronomical Institute of the University of Bern MPC · 1748
1749 Telamon 1949 SB Telamon, mythological Greek King, father of Ajax and Teucer DMP · 1749
1750 Eckert 1950 NA1 Wallace John Eckert, American astronomer MPC · 1750
1751 Herget 1955 OC Paul Herget, American astronomer DMP · 1751
1752 van Herk 1930 OK Gijsbert van Herk, Dutch astronomer and astrometrist at Leiden Observatory JPL · 1752
1753 Mieke 1934 JM Wife of Jan Oort, Dutch astronomer JPL · 1753
1754 Cunningham 1935 FE Leland E. Cunningham, American astronomer MPC · 1754
1755 Lorbach 1936 VD After Anne Lorbach Herget, wife of Paul Herget, American astronomer MPC · 1755
1756 Giacobini 1937 YA Michel Giacobini, French astronomer DMP · 1756
1757 Porvoo 1939 FC Porvoo, Finland JPL · 1757
1758 Naantali 1942 DK Naantali, Finland JPL · 1758
1759 Kienle 1942 RF Hans Kienle (1895–1975), a German astrophysicist and director of several German observatories. Known for his work on spectrophotometry, Kienle was also president of IAU Commission 36 during 1955–1958. DMP · 1759
1760 Sandra 1950 GB Granddaughter of South-African discoverer Ernest Leonard Johnson MPC · 1760
1761 Edmondson 1952 FN Frank Kelley Edmondson, American astronomer DMP · 1761
1762 Russell 1953 TZ Henry Norris Russell, American astronomer DMP · 1762
1763 Williams 1953 TN2 Ken P. Williams, British mathematician and writer DMP · 1763
1764 Cogshall 1953 VM1 Wilbur A. Cogshall, American astronomer, professor of astronomy at Indiana University and director of the Kirkwood Observatory during 1900–1944 DMP · 1764
1765 Wrubel 1957 XB Marshal Wrubel, American astronomer DMP · 1765
1766 Slipher 1962 RF Vesto Melvin Slipher and Earl C. Slipher, American astronomers DMP · 1766
1767 Lampland 1962 RJ Carl Otto Lampland, American astronomer DMP · 1767
1768 Appenzella 1965 SA Appenzell, Switzerland DMP · 1768
1769 Carlostorres 1966 QP Carlos Torres (1910–1965), Argentine astronomer, and Carlos Torres, Chilean astronomer MPC · 1769
1770 Schlesinger 1967 JR Frank Schlesinger, American astronomer MPC · 1770
1771 Makover 1968 BD Samuel Makover, Russian astronomer MPC · 1771
1772 Gagarin 1968 CB Yuri Gagarin, Russian cosmonaut MPC · 1772
1773 Rumpelstilz 1968 HE Rumpelstiltskin, folk-tale character DMP · 1773
1774 Kulikov 1968 UG1 Dmitri Kulikov, Russian astronomer MPC · 1774
1775 Zimmerwald 1969 JA Zimmerwald, Switzerland DMP · 1775
1776 Kuiper 2520 P-L Gerard P. Kuiper, Dutch-born American astronomer MPC · 1776
1777 Gehrels 4007 P-L Tom Gehrels, Dutch-born American astronomer MPC · 1777
1778 Alfvén 4506 P-L Hannes Alfvén, Swedish astrophysicist MPC · 1778
1779 Paraná 1950 LZ Paraná River, Argentina DMP · 1779
1780 Kippes A906 RA Otto Kippes, German amateur astronomer DMP · 1780
1781 Van Biesbroeck A906 UB George Van Biesbroeck, Belgian-born American astronomer DMP · 1781
1782 Schneller 1931 TL1 Heribert Schneller, German astronomer DMP · 1782
1783 Albitskij 1935 FJ Vladimir Aleksandrovich Albitskii, Russian astronomer MPC · 1783
1784 Benguella 1935 MG Benguela, Angola MPC · 1784
1785 Wurm 1941 CD Karl Wurm, German astrophysicist DMP · 1785
1786 Raahe 1948 TL Raahe, Finland MPC · 1786
1787 Chiny 1950 SK Chiny, a Walloon municipality of Belgium MPC · 1787
1788 Kiess 1952 OZ Carl Clarence Kiess, American astronomer DMP · 1788
1789 Dobrovolsky 1966 QC Georgi Dobrovolski, Russian cosmonaut DMP · 1789
1790 Volkov 1967 ER Vladislav Volkov, Russian cosmonaut DMP · 1790
1791 Patsayev 1967 RE Viktor Patsayev, Russian cosmonaut DMP · 1791
1792 Reni 1968 BG Reni, Ukraine, birthplace of A. N. Deutsch DMP · 1792
1793 Zoya 1968 DW Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya, Russian World War II heroine DMP · 1793
1794 Finsen 1970 GA William Stephen Finsen, South African astronomer DMP · 1794
1795 Woltjer 4010 P-L Jan Woltjer, Dutch astronomer DMP · 1795
1796 Riga 1966 KB Riga, Latvia MPC · 1796
1797 Schaumasse 1936 VH Alexandre Schaumasse, French astronomer DMP · 1797
1798 Watts 1949 GC Chester Burleigh Watts, American astronomer DMP · 1798
1799 Koussevitzky 1950 OE Serge Koussevitzky, Russian conductor DMP · 1799
1800 Aguilar 1950 RJ Félix Aguilar (1884–1943), Argentine engineer, astronomer and director of the La Plata Observatory. The Félix Aguilar Observatory was also named after him. MPC · 1800

1801–1900[edit]

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1801 Titicaca 1952 SP1 Lake Titicaca, Peru DMP · 1801
1802 Zhang Heng 1964 TW1 Zhang Heng (AD 78–139), Ancient Chinese astronomer, mathematician, inventor, artist and scholar MPC · 1802
1803 Zwicky 1967 CA Fritz Zwicky (1898–1974), Swiss astronomer DMP · 1803
1804 Chebotarev 1967 GG Gleb Aleksandrovich Chebotarev (1913–1975), Russian astronomer DMP · 1804
1805 Dirikis 1970 GD Matiss Dīriķis (1923–1993), Latvian astronomer DMP · 1805
1806 Derice 1971 LC Derice Harwood, wife of Dennis N. Harwood, Australian astronomer at Perth Observatory JPL · 1806
1807 Slovakia 1971 QA Slovakia MPC · 1807
1808 Bellerophon 2517 P-L Bellerophon, mythological Greek hero MPC · 1808
1809 Prometheus 2522 P-L Prometheus, mythological Greek Titan MPC · 1809
1810 Epimetheus 4196 P-L Epimetheus, mythological Greek Titan MPC · 1810
1811 Bruwer 4576 P-L Jacobus Albertus Bruwer, South African astronomer MPC · 1811
1812 Gilgamesh 4645 P-L Gilgamesh, mythological Sumerian hero MPC · 1812
1813 Imhotep 7589 P-L Imhotep, Egyptian architect MPC · 1813
1814 Bach 1931 TW1 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750), German composer MPC · 1814
1815 Beethoven 1932 CE1 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827), German composer MPC · 1815
1816 Liberia 1936 BD Liberia, country on the western coast of Africa JPL · 1816
1817 Katanga 1939 MB Province of Katanga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo JPL · 1817
1818 Brahms 1939 PE Johannes Brahms (1833–1897), German composer MPC · 1818
1819 Laputa 1948 PC Laputa, fictional island in Gulliver's Travels MPC · 1819
1820 Lohmann 1949 PO Werner Lohmann (1911–1983), German astronomer at Heidelberg and ARI DMP · 1820
1821 Aconcagua 1950 MB Aconcagua, mountain in the Andes DMP · 1821
1822 Waterman 1950 OO Alan Tower Waterman (1892–1967), American physicist, first director of the U.S. National Science Foundation MPC · 1822
1823 Gliese 1951 RD Wilhelm Gliese (1915–1993), German astronomer DMP · 1823
1824 Haworth 1952 FM Leland John Haworth (1904–1979), American particle physicist and NSF administrator DMP · 1824
1825 Klare 1954 QH Gerhard Klare (born 1932), German astronomer at Heidelberg Observatory DMP · 1825
1826 Miller 1955 RC1 John Anthony Miller, American astronomer at Indiana University and first director of the Kirkwood Observatory DMP · 1826
1827 Atkinson 1962 RK Robert d'Escourt Atkinson (1898–1982), British astronomer DMP · 1827
1828 Kashirina 1966 PH Valentin Semenovich Kashirin, Soviet physician from Simferopol, Crimea MPC · 1828
1829 Dawson 1967 JJ Bernhard Dawson (1890–1960), Argentinian astronomer MPC · 1829
1830 Pogson 1968 HA Norman Robert Pogson (1829–1891), English astronomer DMP · 1830
1831 Nicholson 1968 HC Seth Barnes Nicholson (1891–1963), American astronomer DMP · 1831
1832 Mrkos 1969 PC Antonín Mrkos (1918–1996), Czech astronomer MPC · 1832
1833 Shmakova 1969 PN Marina Valentinovna Shmakova (1910–1971), Soviet astronomer, orbit computer and staff member at ITA MPC · 1833
1834 Palach 1969 QP Jan Palach (1948–1969), Czech protester MPC · 1834
1835 Gajdariya 1970 OE Arkady Gaidar (1904–1941), Russian writer MPC · 1835
1836 Komarov 1971 OT Vladimir Komarov (1927–1967), Russian cosmonaut MPC · 1836
1837 Osita 1971 QZ1 Ursula Gibson, wife of American discoverer James B. Gibson ("Osita" is a Spanish translation of Ursula) MPC · 1837
1838 Ursa 1971 UC Ursula Wild and Urs Wild, wife and son of Swiss discoverer Paul Wild. It also refers to coat of arms of the city and canton of Bern, Switzerland. DMP · 1838
1839 Ragazza 1971 UF Italian for girl, and village of Bad Ragaz, Switzerland DMP · 1839
1840 Hus 1971 UY Jan Hus (1369–1415), Bohemian-Czech theologian DMP · 1840
1841 Masaryk 1971 UO1 Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (1850–1937), Czechoslovak statesman DMP · 1841
1842 Hynek 1972 AA Hynek Kohoutek, father of Czech discoverer Luboš Kohoutek DMP · 1842
1843 Jarmila 1972 AB Jarmila Kohoutkova, mother of Czech discoverer Luboš Kohoutek DMP · 1843
1844 Susilva 1972 UB Susi, schoolmate of Swiss discoverer Paul Wild DMP · 1844
1845 Helewalda 1972 UC Helen, schoolmate of Swiss discoverer Paul Wild. from Wald AR, Switzerland DMP · 1845
1846 Bengt 6553 P-L Bengt Strömgren (1908–1987), Danish astronomer and astrophysicist MPC · 1846
1847 Stobbe A916 CA Joachim Otto Stobbe (1900–1943), German astronomer at Bergedorf Observatory DMP · 1847
1848 Delvaux 1933 QD Delvaux, sister-in-law of Belgian astronomer Ginette Roland at Uccle Observatory DMP · 1848
1849 Kresák 1942 AB Ľubor Kresák (1927–1994), Czech astronomer MPC · 1849
1850 Kohoutek 1942 EN Luboš Kohoutek (born 1935), Czech astronomer MPC · 1850
1851 Lacroute 1950 VA Pierre Lacroute, French astronomer and director of the Strasbourg Observatory MPC · 1851
1852 Carpenter 1955 GA Edwin Francis Carpenter (1898–1963), American astronomer JPL · 1852
1853 McElroy 1957 XE William D. McElroy (1917–1999), American biologist and biochemist JPL · 1853
1854 Skvortsov 1968 UE1 Evgenii Fedorovich Skvortsov (1882–1952), Russian astronomer MPC · 1854
1855 Korolev 1969 TU1 Sergei Korolev (1907–1966), Soviet rocket scientist MPC · 1855
1856 Růžena 1969 TW1 Růžena Petrovičová, staff member, Kleť Observatory MPC · 1856
1857 Parchomenko 1971 QS1 Praskoviya Georgievna Parchomenko (1886–1970), Ukrainian astronomer MPC · 1857
1858 Lobachevskij 1972 QL Nikolai Lobachevsky (1792–1856), Russian mathematician MPC · 1858
1859 Kovalevskaya 1972 RS2 Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850–1891), Russian mathematician MPC · 1859
1860 Barbarossa 1973 SK Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (Frederick Barbarossa; 1122–1190). It was also the nickname of Jakob Stauber (1880–1952) from Trogen, Switzerland, who was a teacher of Swiss discoverer Paul Wild DMP · 1860
1861 Komenský 1970 WB John Amos Comenius (Komenský; 1592–1670), Czech–Moravian theologian and educator DMP · 1861
1862 Apollo 1932 HA Apollo, Greek god DMP · 1862
1863 Antinous 1948 EA Antinous, Roman lover MPC · 1863
1864 Daedalus 1971 FA Daedalus, mythological Greek inventor DMP · 1864
1865 Cerberus 1971 UA Cerberus, Greek monster DMP · 1865
1866 Sisyphus 1972 XA Sisyphus, mythological Greek DMP · 1866
1867 Deiphobus 1971 EA Deiphobus, mythological Greek MPC · 1867
1868 Thersites 2008 P-L Thersites, mythological Greek warrior MPC · 1868
1869 Philoctetes 4596 P-L Philoctetes, mythological Greek warrior MPC · 1869
1870 Glaukos 1971 FE Glaukos (Glaucus) from Greek mythology. In Homer's Iliad, he was captain in the Lycian army during the Trojan War and was killed by Ajax MPC · 1870
1871 Astyanax 1971 FF Astyanax, infant son of Hector MPC · 1871
1872 Helenos 1971 FG Helenus, mythological Trojan MPC · 1872
1873 Agenor 1971 FH Agenor, mythological Greek king MPC · 1873
1874 Kacivelia A924 RC Village of Kaciveli, near Simeiz, Crimea, location of the Black Sea Hydrographical Stations, now the Marine Hydrographical Institute MPC · 1874
1875 Neruda 1969 QQ Jan Neruda (1834–1891), Czech writer MPC · 1875
1876 Napolitania 1970 BA Naples, Italy MPC · 1876
1877 Marsden 1971 FC Brian G. Marsden (1937–2010), astronomer and Director of the MPC MPC · 1877
1878 Hughes 1933 QC Son of Mireille Demiddelaer, granddaughter of Belgian discoverer Eugène Joseph Delporte MPC · 1878
1879 Broederstroom 1935 UN Broederstroom, South Africa DMP · 1879
1880 McCrosky 1940 AN Richard Eugene McCrosky, American astronomer MPC · 1880
1881 Shao 1940 PC Cheng-yuan Shao, assistant of Richard Eugene McCrosky, see 1880 McCrosky MPC · 1881
1882 Rauma 1941 UJ Rauma, Finland JPL · 1882
1883 Rimito 1942 XA Rymattyla, Finland JPL · 1883
1884 Skip 1943 EB1 Gunter "Skip" Schwartz, American astronomer MPC · 1884
1885 Herero 1948 PJ Herero, Bantu tribe MPC · 1885
1886 Lowell 1949 MP Percival Lowell (1855–1916), American astronomer DMP · 1886
1887 Virton 1950 TD Virton, Belgium MPC · 1887
1888 Zu Chong-Zhi 1964 VO1 Zu Chongzhi (AD 429–500), Chinese mathematician and astronomer MPC · 1888
1889 Pakhmutova 1968 BE Aleksandra Nikolaevna Pakhmutova, Soviet composer MPC · 1889
1890 Konoshenkova 1968 CD Olga Petrovna Konoshenkova (19191–975), schoolmistress at the Crimean Observatory School MPC · 1890
1891 Gondola 1969 RA The gondola DMP · 1891
1892 Lucienne 1971 SD Lucienne Divan, French astrophysicist DMP · 1892
1893 Jakoba 1971 UD Jakob Oberholzer (1862–1939), Swiss geologist and grandfather of discoverer Paul Wild DMP · 1893
1894 Haffner 1971 UH Hans Haffner (1912–), German astronomer at Bergedorf Observatory MPC · 1894
1895 Larink 1971 UZ Johannes Larink (1893–), German astronomer at Bergedorf Observatory MPC · 1895
1896 Beer 1971 UC1 Arthur Beer (1900–1980), German astronomer MPC · 1896
1897 Hind 1971 UE1 John Russell Hind (1823–1895), English astronomer MPC · 1897
1898 Cowell 1971 UF1 Philip Herbert Cowell (1870–1949), British astronomer MPC · 1898
1899 Crommelin 1971 UR1 Andrew Claude de la Cherois Crommelin (1865–1939), British astronomer MPC · 1899
1900 Katyusha 1971 YB Yekaterina Zelenko (1916–1941), Soviet war pilot MPC · 1900

1901–2000[edit]

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1901 Moravia 1972 AD Moravia, a region in the east of the Czech Republic MPC · 1901
1902 Shaposhnikov 1972 HU Vladimir Grigorevich Shaposhnikov (1905–1942), Russian astrometrist at Simeiz Observatory MPC · 1902
1903 Adzhimushkaj 1972 JL Adzhimushkaj, battle site in World War II MPC · 1903
1904 Massevitch 1972 JM Alla Genrikhovna Massevich, Russian astronomer and astrophysicist MPC · 1904
1905 Ambartsumian 1972 JZ Victor Ambartsumian (1908–1996), Armenian-Russian astronomer MPC · 1905
1906 Naef 1972 RC Robert A. Naef (1907–1975), Swiss amateur astronomer after whom the Observatory Naef Épendes is also named DMP · 1906
1907 Rudneva 1972 RC2 Yevgeniya Rudneva (1920–1944), Russian World War II heroine MPC · 1907
1908 Pobeda 1972 RL2 Russian for victory MPC · 1908
1909 Alekhin 1972 RW2 Alexander Alekhine (1892–1946), Russian chess player DMP · 1909
1910 Mikhailov 1972 TZ1 Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Mikhailov (1888–1983), Russian astronomer MPC · 1910
1911 Schubart 1973 UD Joachim Schubart (1928–), German astronomer MPC · 1911
1912 Anubis 6534 P-L Anubis, Ancient Egyptian god JPL · 1912
1913 Sekanina 1928 SF Zdeněk Sekanina (born 1936), Czech-born American astronomer MPC · 1913
1914 Hartbeespoortdam 1930 SB1 Hartbeespoortdam, lake in South Africa MPC · 1914
1915 Quetzálcoatl 1953 EA Quetzalcoatl, Aztec god MPC · 1915
1916 Boreas 1953 RA Boreas, Greek god DMP · 1916
1917 Cuyo 1968 AA University of Cuyo, Argentina MPC · 1917
1918 Aiguillon 1968 UA Aiguillon, France JPL · 1918
1919 Clemence 1971 SA Gerald Maurice Clemence (1908–1974), American astronomer MPC · 1919
1920 Sarmiento 1971 VO Domingo Sarmiento (1811–1888), president of Argentina between 1868 and 1874, who supported American astronomer Benjamin Apthorp Gould in founding the Argentine National Observatory in Cordoba MPC · 1920
1921 Pala 1973 SE Pala, tribe of Native Americans MPC · 1921
1922 Zulu 1949 HC The Zulu people of Africa MPC · 1922
1923 Osiris 4011 P-L Osiris, Ancient Egyptian god JPL · 1923
1924 Horus 4023 P-L Horus, Ancient Egyptian god JPL · 1924
1925 Franklin-Adams 1934 RY John Franklin-Adams (1843–1912), British amateur astronomer MPC · 1925
1926 Demiddelaer 1935 JA Mireille Demiddelaer, granddaughter of Belgian discoverer Eugène Joseph Delporte MPC · 1926
1927 Suvanto 1936 FP Rafael Suvanto, an assistant of Finnish astronomer Yrjö Väisälä at Turku Observatory JPL · 1927
1928 Summa 1938 SO Village in Finland where the Battle of Summa took place during the Winter War in 1939/40 JPL · 1928
1929 Kollaa 1939 BS Kollaa River in Russia, where the Battle of Kollaa took place during the Winter War in 1939/40 JPL · 1929
1930 Lucifer 1964 UA Lucifer, the rebellious archangel, identified with Satan, who was expelled from heaven MPC · 1930
1931 Čapek 1969 QB Karel Čapek (1890–1938), Czech playwright MPC · 1931
1932 Jansky 1971 UB1 Karl Guthe Jansky (1905–1950), American astronomer MPC · 1932
1933 Tinchen 1972 AC Christine Kohoutek, wife of Czech discoverer Luboš Kohoutek MPC · 1933
1934 Jeffers 1972 XB Hamilton Jeffers (1893–1976), American astronomer MPC · 1934
1935 Lucerna 1973 RB The city of Lucerne, Switzerland DMP · 1935
1936 Lugano 1973 WD The city of Lugano, Switzerland DMP · 1936
1937 Locarno 1973 YA The city of Locarno, Switzerland DMP · 1937
1938 Lausanna 1974 HC The city of Lausanne, Switzerland DMP · 1938
1939 Loretta 1974 UC Loretta Kowal, daughter of American discoverer Charles T. Kowal MPC · 1939
1940 Whipple 1975 CA Fred Lawrence Whipple (1906–2004), American astronomer MPC · 1940
1941 Wild 1931 TN1 Paul Wild (1925–2014), Swiss astronomer MPC · 1941
1942 Jablunka 1972 SA Jablůnka, a village in Moravia DMP · 1942
1943 Anteros 1973 EC Anteros, Greek mythology DMP · 1943
1944 Günter 1925 RA Günter Reinmuth, son of German discoverer Karl Reinmuth DMP · 1944
1945 Wesselink 1930 OL Adriaan Wesselink (1909–1995), Dutch astronomer MPC · 1945
1946 Walraven 1931 PH Theodore Walraven, Dutch astronomer MPC · 1946
1947 Iso-Heikkilä 1935 EA Iso-Heikkilä, Finnish observatory JPL · 1947
1948 Kampala 1935 GL Kampala, Uganda JPL · 1948
1949 Messina 1936 NE Messina, South Africa JPL · 1949
1950 Wempe 1942 EO Johann Wempe (1906–1980), German astronomer DMP · 1950
1951 Lick 1949 OA James Lick (1796–1876), American patron of science MPC · 1951
1952 Hesburgh 1951 JC Theodore Hesburgh (1917–2015), American president of University of Notre Dame JPL · 1952
1953 Rupertwildt 1951 UK Rupert Wildt (1905–1976), German-born American astronomer MPC · 1953
1954 Kukarkin 1952 PH Boris Vasilyevich Kukarkin (1909–1977), Russian astronomer JPL · 1954
1955 McMath 1963 SR Robert Raynolds McMath (1891–1962), American astronomer MPC · 1955
1956 Artek 1969 TX1 International Children's Center "Artek" on the Crimean peninsula DMP · 1956
1957 Angara 1970 GF Angara, river in Siberia, Russia DMP · 1957
1958 Chandra 1970 SB Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910–1995), Indian astrophysicist JPL · 1958
1959 Karbyshev 1972 NB Dmitry Karbyshev (1880–1945), Soviet military leader DMP · 1959
1960 Guisan 1973 UA Henri Guisan (1874–1960), Swiss general in World War II DMP · 1960
1961 Dufour 1973 WA Henri Dufour (1787–1875), Swiss general DMP · 1961
1962 Dunant 1973 WE Henry Dunant (1828–1910), Swiss founder of the Red Cross DMP · 1962
1963 Bezovec 1975 CB Bezovec, mountain in Slovakia DMP · 1963
1964 Luyten 2007 P-L Willem Jacob Luyten (1899–1994), Dutch-born American astronomer JPL · 1964
1965 van de Kamp 2521 P-L Peter van de Kamp (1901–1995), Dutch-born American astronomer JPL · 1965
1966 Tristan 2552 P-L Tristan, Knight of the Round Table MPC · 1966
1967 Menzel A905 VC Donald Howard Menzel (1901–1976), American astronomer DMP · 1967
1968 Mehltretter 1932 BK Johannes Peter Mehltretter (1934–1982), German astronomer DMP · 1968
1969 Alain 1935 CG Alain Vanheste, husband of the granddaughter of the Belgian discoverer Sylvain Arend MPC · 1969
1970 Sumeria 1954 ER Sumer, ancient kingdom MPC · 1970
1971 Hagihara 1955 RD1 Yusuke Hagihara (1897–1979), Japanese astronomer MPC · 1971
1972 Yi Xing 1964 VQ1 Yi Xing (683–727), Chinese astronomer MPC · 1972
1973 Colocolo 1968 OA Colocolo, a Araucanian chief in Chile JPL · 1973
1974 Caupolican 1968 OE Caupolican, Araucanian chief JPL · 1974
1975 Pikelner 1969 PH Solomon Pikelner (1921–1975), Russian astronomer DMP · 1975
1976 Kaverin 1970 GC Aleksej Aleksandrovich Kaverin (1904–1976), an instructor in astronomy at Irkutsk Pedagogical Institute, Russia DMP · 1976
1977 Shura 1970 QY Aleksandr Kosmodemyanskii (1925–1945), Soviet war hero DMP · 1977
1978 Patrice 1971 LD Patrice Harwood, daughter of Australian astronomer Dennis N. Harwood, see 1806 Derice JPL · 1978
1979 Sakharov 2006 P-L Andrei Sakharov (1921–1989), Russian physicist JPL · 1979
1980 Tezcatlipoca 1950 LA Tezcatlipoca, Aztec god DMP · 1980
1981 Midas 1973 EA Midas, mythological Greek king DMP · 1981
1982 Cline 1975 VA Edwin Lee Cline, inventor DMP · 1982
1983 Bok 1975 LB Bart Jan Bok (1906–1983), Dutch-born American astronomer and his wife Priscilla Fairfield Bok (1896–1975), American astronomer DMP · 1983
1984 Fedynskij 1926 TN Vsevolod Vladimirovich Fedynskii (1908–1978), Russian geophysicist JPL · 1984
1985 Hopmann 1929 AE Josef Hopmann (1890–1975), German astronomer DMP · 1985
1986 Plaut 1935 SV1 Lukas Plaut (1910–1984), Dutch astronomer MPC · 1986
1987 Kaplan 1952 RH Samuil Aronovich Kaplan (1921–1978), Russian astronomer at Lvov Observatory and at the Radiophysical Research Institute in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia JPL · 1987
1988 Delores 1952 SV Delores Owings, staff member, Indiana University DMP · 1988
1989 Tatry 1955 FG Vysoké Tatry, mountain range in Slovakia JPL · 1989
1990 Pilcher 1956 EE Frederick Pilcher, American astronomer DMP · 1990
1991 Darwin 1967 JL Charles Darwin (1809–1882), British naturalist, and Sir George Darwin (1845–1912), British astronomer and mathematician JPL · 1991
1992 Galvarino 1968 OD Galvarino, Araucanian chief JPL · 1992
1993 Guacolda 1968 OH1 Guacolda, wife of Araucanian chief Lautaro, JPL · 1993
1994 Shane 1961 TE C. Donald Shane (1895–1983), American astronomer JPL · 1994
1995 Hajek 1971 UP1 Tadeáš Hájek (1525–1600), Czech astronomer DMP · 1995
1996 Adams 1961 UA John Couch Adams (1819–1892), British mathematician and astronomer DMP · 1996
1997 Leverrier 1963 RC Urbain Le Verrier (1811–1877), French astronomer DMP · 1997
1998 Titius 1938 DX1 Johann Daniel Titius (1729–1796), German astronomer DMP · 1998
1999 Hirayama 1973 DR Kiyotsugu Hirayama (1874–1943), Japanese astronomer DMP · 1999
2000 Herschel 1960 OA William Herschel (1738–1822), German-born British astronomer and composer DMP · 2000

References[edit]

  1. ^ Herget, Paul (1968). The Names of the Minor Planets. Cincinnati, Ohio: Minor Planet Center, Cincinnati Observatory. OCLC 224288991. 


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