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. The official naming citations have been published in MPC's Minor Planet Circulars and in Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Meanings marked with † or * are from legacy sources may contain errors.
Andrew Wayne Puckett (born 1977), a college professor dedicated to creating authentic astronomical research opportunities for undergraduates and other ambitious young students, and has co-discovered over 40 minor planets.
Ellis D. Miner (born 1937) was a JPL astronomer and scientist on the science teams of Mariner and Viking spacecraft, Assistant Project Scientist for Voyagers 1 and 2, and the Science Manager for Cassini/Huygens. He determined the rotational rate for asteroid (1566) Icarus in 1968 at JPL’s Table Mountain Observatory.