Meanings of minor planet names: 308001–309000
As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center, and the discoverers can then submit names for them, following the IAU's naming conventions. The list below concerns those minor planets in the specified span of numbers that have received names, and explains the meanings of those names. Besides the Minor Planet Circulars (in which the citations are published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.
Minor planets not yet given a name have not been included in this list.
|Name||Provisional Designation||Source of Name|
|308306 Dainere||2005 KL8||Named for Dainere Monique Anthoney (born 1998), an inspiring Australian teenager, author and blogger who raises awareness and funds for brain tumour research. †|
|308825 Siksika||2006 RH3||Siksika Nation is one of the three First Nations, with the Piikani (Peigan) and Kainai (Blood), that comprise the Blackfoot Confederacy. †|
|Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 308,001–309,000