Meanings of minor planet names: 200,001–210,000

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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. Besides the Minor Planet Circulars (in which the citations are published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
200,001–201,000 [edit]
200002 Hehe 2007 JZ43 “Hehe” (“harmony”) is the name of Suzhou Hehe Culture Foundation. “Hehe” is a traditional Chinese symbol representing good marriage and loving family.
200003 Aokeda 2007 KP4 Aokeda, the Chinese abbreviation for the Macau University of Science and Technology (Ao Men Ke Ji Da Xue) is the largest institution of higher education in Macau, China
200020 Cadi Ayyad 2007 NQ3 The Cadi Ayyad University (UCA), one of the most important university in Morocco
200025 Cloud Gate 2007 OK10 Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, directed by choreographer Lin Hwai-min, is acclaimed as one of the finest contemporary dance companies in the world for its innovative works inspired by Asian cultures
200052 Sinigaglia 2008 OO13 Gianfranco Sinigaglia, teacher of radioastronomy and applied electronics at the Physics Institute of Bologna University
200069 Alastor 4322 P-L Alastor, a Greek hero, was leader of the Pylian contingent before Troy

200234 Kumashiro 1999 VN8 Masato Kumashiro (b. 1989), a Japanese baseball player for the Saitama Seibu Lions.
200578 Yungchuen 2001 QW94 Chuen Yung (1936–2014), a medical doctor in Hong Kong.
200750 Rix 2001 VB128 Hans-Walter Rix (b. 1964), a German astrophysicist and a contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.
201,001–202,000 [edit]
201308 Hansgrade 2002 TK69 Hans Grade, 19th-20th-century German aviation pioneer, founder of the first German flight school.
201372 Sheldon 2002 TY349 Erin Sheldon (b. 1974), an American astronomer and contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.
201497 Marcelroche 2003 JT17 Marcel Roche, physician, scientist and scientific leader.
201751 Steinhardt 2003 UZ314 Charles Steinhardt (b. 1981), an American astronomer and a contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.
201777 Deronda 2003 WE98 Deronda Mayes, assistant astronomer at Table Mountain Observatory.
202,001–203,000 [edit]
202092 Algirdas 2004 TD17 Algirdas (1296-1377), a monarch of medieval Lithuania.
202373 Ubuntu 2005 EW302 Ubuntu, a philosophy focusing on people's relations with each other, emphasizes unity. Its origin is in the native languages of southern Africa and it is one of the founding principles of the new South Africa
202605 Shenchunshan 2006 HY30 Shen Chun-shan, former president of the National Tsing Hua University in Hsinchu City, Taiwan
202614 Kayleigh 2006 HD58 Kayleigh Lucille Stamp, the eldest granddaughter of the discoverer
202686 Birkfellner 2007 CH54 Wolfgang Birkfellner (b. 1970), an Austrian medical physicist and amateur astronomer.
202704 Utena 2007 GN6 Utena, city in north-east Lithuania
202736 Julietclare 2007 KB2 Juliet Clare Datson, astronomer, former student of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany
202740 Vicsympho 2007 LB30 Victoria Symphony, Canadian orchestra
202778 Dmytria 2007 UN3 Dmytro Yatskiv, laser physicist and observer at Kyiv satellite laser ranging station
202784 Gangkeda 2008 DJ69 Gangkeda, the Mandarin Chinese Pinyin abbreviation for the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Xiānggǎng Kējì Dàxué), which was founded in 1991
202787 Kestecher 2008 OG Natalie Kestecher, multi-award-winning Australian radio producer
202806 Sierrastars 2008 SW2 Sierra Stars Observatory, located in Markleeville, California
202819 Carlosanchez 2008 SY81 Carlos Sánchez Magro, Spanish astrophysicist
202909 Jakoten 1996 TF12 Jakoten, a traditional Japanese food
202930 Ivezic 1998 SG172 Zeljko Ivezic, Croatian American astrophysicist.
203,001–204,000 [edit]
203602 Danjoyce 2002 ED Daniel P. Joyce, precision mirror maker and astronomy enthusiast
203773 Magyarics 2002 RL267 Rudolf Magyarics (born 1960), friend of the discover
203823 Zdanavicius 2002 TL303 Kazimieras Zdanavicius, leading researcher at the Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy in Vilnius
204,001–205,000 [edit]
204370 Ferdinandvaněk 2004 TH70 Ferdinand Vanek, Czech playwritter, essayist and dissident, fictitious character in the play Audience as well as an alter ego of its author, Václav Havel
204702 Péquignat 2006 FN9 Pierre Péquignat (1669–1740), one of the most popular heroes for people living in Jura Switzerland.
204710 Gaoxing 2006 GE Gao Xing (b. 1974), founder of the Xingming Observatory of Ürümqi.
204786 Wehlau 2006 KU131 William Henry Wehlau, an American-born Canadian astronomer.
204831 Levski 2007 PQ28 Vasil Levski, national hero of Bulgaria and styled the Apostle of Freedom.
204836 Xiexiaosi 2007 QS1 Xie Xiaosi (1905–2008), known as the Guardian of World Cultural Heritage, was a famous Chinese garden landscape artist and painter.
204839 Suzhouyuanlin 2007 QK13 Suzhou Yuanlin, Suzhou Chinese-style gardens, are typical ancient gardens with traditional Chinese architectures and cultures.
204842 Fengchia 2007 RN19 Feng Chia University, located in central Taiwan, is a prestigious university characterized by educational excellence and breakthrough research.
204852 Frankfurt 2007 RH133 Frankfurt, the largest city in the German State of Hessen
204873 FAIR 2007 SW1 The Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR), an international science center for studying the building blocks of matter and the evolution of the universe
205,001–206,000 [edit]
205424 Bibracte 2001 GY3 Bibracte, capital of the Haeduans Celtic tribe during the first century B.C and was situated at the Mont Beuvray, Morvan, France
205599 Walkowicz 2001 TE243 Lucianne Walkowicz (b. 1979), an American astronomer and a contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.
205698 Troiani 2002 AO3 Daniel M. Troiani, avid amateur astronomer which is dedicated to planetary observing, especially of Mars
206,001–207,000 [edit]
206185 Yip 2002 TB323 Ching-Wa Yip, a Hong Kong astronomer and a contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.
206241 Dubois 2002 WM28 Eugène Dubois, Dutch anatomist, surgeon and paleontologist and was the "founding father" of palaeoanthropology.
207,001–208,000 [edit]
207109 Stuermenchopf’ 2005 AA27 The Stuermenchopf’, a sugarloaf mountain located in the South of Laufon, Switzerland.
207319 Eugenemar 2005 GZ109 Eugene Y. Mar, humanitarian, healer, and Physician at Tucson Orthopedic Institute
207321 Crawshaw 2005 GL110 Steven A. Crawshaw, Director of the Introductory Physics and Astronomy Labs at the University of Arkansas
207341 Isabelmartin 2005 JD22 Isabel Lacruz Martin, doctorate graduated from Experimental Psychology at Kent State University in 2005
207385 Maxou 2005 RU4 Max "Maxou" Aebischer, Director of the Education Department in Freiburg University
207547 Charito 2006 LO Rosario Lacruz Martín ("Charito"), astronomer at Monte del Pardo, Madrid
207563 Toscana 2006 PC The Italian region of Toscana (Tuscany) is well known for its landscapes, traditions, history and heritage.
207585 Lubar 2006 QA24 The ancient city of Bolokhov was the capital of the Bolokhov principality in the times of Russian Kiev. Currently known as Lubar
207603 Liuchaohan 2006 QD111 Liu Chao-Han (b. 1939), a Taiwanese physicist and educator who served as President of National Central University from 1990 to 2003.
207657 Mangiantini 2007 PA Giovanni Mangiantini, amateur astronomer
207666 Habibula 2007 PA11 Gilles Habibula, one of the main characters of the space opera Legion of Space
207681 Caiqiao 2007 QO Cai Qiao, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
207687 Senckenberg 2007 RZ15 Johann Christian Senckenberg, medical practitioner in his native city of Frankfurt
207695 Olgakopyl 2007 RO39 Olga Andrivna Kopyl, Director of Zhytomyr Museum of Astronautics
207715 Muqinshuijiao 2007 RC119 Muqinshuijiao (Water cellar for Mothers) is a charity project implemented by the China Women’s Development Foundation.
207717 Sa’a 2007 RE120 Sa’a City (Sanya Shi), founded in 110 B.C. as Ngaiziu, is the southernmost city of China.
207763 Oberursel 2007 TP23 Oberursel, a town in the federal state of Hessen |
207809 Wuzuze 2007 TC247 Wu Zuze (b. 1935), an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, is the founder of hematopoietic stem cell research and a pioneer of Experimental Hematology in China.
207899 Grinmalia 2008 UC3 Eugene Grinishyn, a stonemason, and Sergiy Malinovskiy, a farmer, are neighbors of the Andrushivka Observatory
207901 Tzecmaun 2008 US91 The Tzec Maun Foundation, a foundation that provides free access to remote-controlled telescopes
207931 Weihai 2008 YM9 Weihai, a well-known harbor and tourist city, as well as the location of the Shandong University
208,001–209,000 [edit]
208351 Sielmann 2001 RO15 Heinz Sielmann, German wildlife photographer, zoologist and documentary filmmaker.
208425 Zehavi 2001 SF353 Idit Zehavi (b. 1969), an Israel-American astrophysicist and a contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.
208499 Shokasonjuku 2001 WN2 The Shokasonjuku Academy was a private school located in Hagi city, Yamaguchi prefecture.
208915 Andrewashcraft 2002 TU314 Andrew Ashcraft (1984–2013), one of the 19 elite Prescott’s Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters who lost their lives battling a blaze on a ridge in Yarnell, AZ.
208916 Robertcaldwell 2002 TN317 Robert Caldwell (1990–2013), one of the 19 elite Prescott’s Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters who lost their lives battling a blaze on a ridge in Yarnell, AZ.
208917 Traviscarter 2002 TX362 Travis Carter (1982–2013), one of the 19 elite Prescott’s Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters who lost their lives battling a blaze on a ridge in Yarnell, AZ.
209,001–210,000 [edit]
209054 Lombkató 2003 QR29 Kató Lomb (1909–2003), a Hungarian interpreter, translator and one of the first simultaneous interpreters in the world
209083 Rioja 2003 SN15 Rioja is a wine made from grapes grown in the autonomous community of La Rioja and in parts of Navarre and the Basque province of Álava.
209107 Šafránek 2003 SF119 Jaroslav Safránek, Czech experimental physicist
209148 Dustindeford 2003 SE322 Dustin DeFord (1989–2013), one of the 19 elite Prescott’s Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters who lost their lives battling a blaze on a ridge in Yarnell, AZ.
209149 Chrismackenzie 2003 SF421 Christopher MacKenzie (1983–2013), one of the 19 elite Prescott’s Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters who lost their lives battling a blaze on a ridge in Yarnell, AZ.
209209 Ericmarsh 2003 UB353 Eric Marsh (1970–2013), one of the 19 elite Prescott’s Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters who lost their lives battling a blaze on a ridge in Yarnell, AZ.
209540 Siurana 2004 UK1 The village of Siurana, at the top of an escarpment in the Prades Mountains in the Montsant region of Catalonia
209552 Isaacroberts 2004 VZ63 Isaac Roberts (1829–1904), best known for his pioneering work in astrophotography.
209791 Tokaj 2005 GU21 Tokaj, a historic town in northern Hungary.


  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2006). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – Addendum to Fifth Edition: 2003–2005. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-34360-8. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 

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Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 200,001–201,000
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