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.
Enrico Castellani (born 1930) is an Italian painter, considered one of the most important figures of mid-twentieth century European art. His works are among the most sought after and expensive of the period.
Ma Yongsheng (born 1961), an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, is the founder of the Deep Buried Marine Carbonate Gas Reservoir Model, and the first to discover the Puguang gas field and Yuanba gas field in China.