Meanings of minor planet names: 32001–33000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
32001–32100
32001 Golbin 2000 HF51 Benjamin David Golbin (b. 1998) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his plant sciences team project.
32002 Gorokhovsky 2000 HK51 Elliot Gorokhovsky (b. 1999) was awarded first place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his systems software project.
32005 Roberthalfon 2000 HG52 Robert Z. Halfon (b. 1998) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his environmental engineering project.
32006 Hallisey 2000 HM52 Olivia Anne Hallisey (b. 1998) was awarded first place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her biomedical and health sciences project.
32007 Amirhelmy 2000 HY52 Amir Helmy (b. 2001) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his systems software project.
32018 Robhenning 2000 HD78 Robert Cole Henning (b. 1997) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his embedded systems project.
32019 Krithikaiyer 2000 HK83 Krithika Iyer (b. 1999) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her math project.
32021 Lilyjenkins 2000 HE88 Lily Nalulani Jenkins (b. 1999) was awarded first place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her earth and environmental sciences team project.
32022 Sarahjenkins 2000 HH88 Sarah 'Alohilani Jenkins (b. 1997) was awarded first place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her earth and environmental sciences team project.
32025 Karanjerath 2000 HX89 Karan Jerath (b. 1996) was awarded best of category award and first place in the 2015 Intel ISEF for his environmental engineering project. He also received the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award and the Science & Technology Forum Visit to India.
32031 Joyjin 2000 JC16 Joy Qiu Jin (b. 1997) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her biomedical and health sciences project.
32032 Askandola 2000 JG16 Anmolpreet Singh Kandola (b. 1997) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his animal sciences project.
32033 Arjunkapoor 2000 JV16 Arjun Kapoor (b. 1997) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his systems software team project.
32034 Sophiakorner 2000 JE17 Sophia Nicole Korner (b. 1999) was awarded best of category award and first place in the 2015 Intel ISEF for her behavioral and social sciences team project. She also received the Intel Foundation Cultural and Scientific Visit to China Award.
32037 Deepikakurup 2000 JZ21 Deepika Saraswathy Kurup (b. 1998) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her environmental engineering project.
32038 Kwiecinski 2000 JN22 Jarek Kwiecinski (b. 2000) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his earth and environmental sciences project.
32044 Lakmazaheri 2000 JB28 Ava Carmen Lakmazaheri (b. 1998) was awarded best of category award and first place in the 2015 Intel ISEF for her robotics and intelligent machines project. She also received the Philip V. Streich Memorial Award.
32047 Wenjiali 2000 JW28 Wenjia Dara Li (b. 1998) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her plant sciences team project.
32048 Kathyliu 2000 JM31 Kathy Liu (b. 1998) was awarded best of category award and first place in the 2015 Intel ISEF for her energy project. She also received the Intel Foundation Cultural and Scientific Visit to China Award.
32049 Jonathanma 2000 JJ32 Jonathan QuanXuan Ma (b. 1998) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his computational biology and bioinformatics team project.
32051 Sadhikamalladi 2000 JF37 Sadhika S. Malladi (b. 1998) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her computational biology and bioinformatics team project.
32052 Diyamathur 2000 JJ37 Diya Mathur (b. 1998) was awarded best of category award and first place in the 2015 Intel ISEF for her behavioral and social sciences team project. She also received the Intel Foundation Cultural and Scientific Visit to China Award.
32053 Demetrimaxim 2000 JN37 Demetri Maxim (b. 1998) was awarded best of category award and first place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his cellular and molecular biology project.
32054 Musunuri 2000 JT37 Sriharshita Vani Musunuri (b. 2000) was awarded best of category award and first place in the 2015 Intel ISEF for her energy project. She also received the Innovation Exploration Award.
32056 Abrarnadroo 2000 JM41 Abrar Ali Nadroo (b. 1997) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his biochemistry project.
32057 Ethannovek 2000 JT41 Ethan Novek (b. 1999) was awarded first place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his energy project.
32058 Charlesnoyes 2000 JW43 Charles Noyes (b. 1999) was awarded best of category award and first place in the 2015 Intel ISEF for his systems software project. He also received the London International Youth Science Forum, Philip V. Streich Memorial Award.
32059 Ruchipandya 2000 JE44 Ruchi Sandeep Pandya (b. 1997) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her chemistry project.
32060 Wyattpontius 2000 JN46 Wyatt Martin Pontius (b. 1998) was awarded first place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his materials science team project.
32062 Amolpunjabi 2000 JQ49 Amol Punjabi (b. 1998) was awarded best of category award and first place in the 2015 Intel ISEF for his biochemistry project. He also received the Intel and Indo-US Science & Technology Forum Visit to India.
32063 Pusapaty 2000 JF51 Sai Sameer Pusapaty (b. 1999) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his environmental engineering project.
32065 Radulovacki 2000 JC52 Reid W. Radulovacki (b. 1998) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his biomedical and health sciences project.
32066 Ramayya 2000 JK52 Shreya Sundaresh Ramayya (b. 1997) was awarded first place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her chemistry project.
32067 Ranganathan 2000 JW56 Noopur Ranganathan (b. 1999) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her behavioral and social sciences project.
32069 Mayarao 2000 JS60 Maya Rao (b. 1996) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her earth and environmental sciences project.
32070 Michaelretchin 2000 JC61 Michael Retchin (b. 1997) was awarded best of category award and first place in the 2015 Intel ISEF for his computational biology and bioinformatics team project. He also received the Intel and Indo-US Science & Technology Forum Visit to India.
32071 Matthewretchin 2000 JG61 Matthew Retchin (b. 1997) was awarded best of category award and first place in the 2015 Intel ISEF for his computational biology and bioinformatics team project. He also received the Intel and Indo-US Science & Technology Forum Visit to India.
32072 Revanur 2000 JL61 Swetha Revanur (b. 1998) was awarded first place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her computational biology and bioinformatics project.
32073 Cassidyryan 2000 JT61 Cassidy Ryan (b. 1997) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her earth and environmental sciences project.
32074 Kevinsadhu 2000 JF64 Kevin Sadhu (b. 1998) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his biochemistry team project.
32078 Jamesavoldelli 2000 JQ75 James Savoldelli (b. 1998) was awarded first place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his environmental engineering team project.
32079 Hughsavoldelli 2000 JT75 Hugh Savoldelli (b. 1998) was awarded first place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his environmental engineering team project.
32080 Sanashareef 2000 JG77 Sana Shareef (b. 2000) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her animal sciences project.
32082 Sominsky 2000 JH83 Levy Aaron Sominsky (b. 1998) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his plant sciences team project.
32085 Tomback 2000 KD8 Drew Tomback (b. 1998) was awarded first place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his environmental engineering team project.
32086 Viviannetu 2000 KV17 Vivianne Tu (b. 1997) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her physics and astronomy team project.
32087 Vemulapalli 2000 KB25 Anoop Vemulapalli (b. 1997) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his plant sciences team project.
32088 Liamwallace 2000 KE25 Liam Alexander Wallace (b. 1997) was awarded first place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his materials science team project.
32089 Wojtania 2000 KO28 Nicky Wojtania (b. 1999) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her materials science project.
32090 Craigworley 2000 KC29 Craig Worley (b. 1997) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his energy project.
32091 Jasonwu 2000 KE30 Jason Wu (b. 1999) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his biomedical and health sciences project.
32092 Brianxia 2000 KG31 Brian Xia (b. 2000) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his animal sciences project.
32093 Zhengyan 2000 KQ31 Zheng Yan (b. 1997) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his biomedical and health sciences project.
32096 Puckett 2000 KO38 Tim Puckett, American astronomer
32101–32200
32101 Williamyin 2000 KA51 William Yin (b. 1999) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his materials science project.
32107 Ylitalo 2000 KX64 Maxwell Robert Ylitalo (b. 1998) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his energy project.
32108 Jovanzhang 2000 KZ64 Jovan Y. Zhang (b. 1998) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his energy project.
32120 Stevezheng 2000 LC8 Steve Daikai Zheng (b. 1996) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his environmental engineering project.
32121 Joshuazhou 2000 LF9 Joshua Zhou (b. 1999) was awarded best of category award and first place in the 2015 Intel ISEF for his earth and environmental sciences project. He also received the Intel Foundation Cultural and Scientific Visit to China Award.
32128 Jayzussman 2000 LL13 Jay Wolf Zussman (b. 1997) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his cellular and molecular biology project.
32131 Ravindran 2000 LQ16 Pavithran T. Ravindran (b. 1997) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his chemistry project.
32184 Yamaura 2000 NC20 Yuichi Yamaura, Japanese, one of the leaders of the National Space Development Agency (NASDA), contributor to the construction of Bisei Spaceguard Center
32200 Seiicyoshida 2000 OT2 Seiichi Yoshida, who started the MISAO (Multitudinous Image-based Sky-survey and Accumulative Observations) project
32201–32300
32207 Mairepercy 2000 OQ7 Maire E. Percy, Canadian researcher of risk factors for human disease, wife of John R. Percy (32208)
32208 Johnpercy 2000 OR7 John R. Percy, British-Canadian professor of astronomy and astrophysics, husband of Maire E. Percy (32207)
32222 Charlesvest 2000 OD23 Charles M. Vest, American president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1990 to 2004
32263 Kusnierkiewicz 2000 OH69 David Yan Kusnierkiewicz, American mission systems engineer of the New Horizons Pluto Kuiper Belt mission
32267 Hermannweyl 2000 PS1 Hermann Weyl, German-American mathematician
32270 Inokuchihiroo 2000 PC4 Hiroo Inokuchi, Japanese physicist, discoverer of organic semiconductivity and chairman of the Japan Space Forum, which manages the discovery site
32272 Hasegawayuya 2000 PV4 Yuya Hasegawa, the prizewinner in the 2008 Space Day Award
32288 Terui 2000 QN1 Yoshihiro Terui, the winner of the 2008 Space Day Award essay competition
32294 Zajonc 2000 QN9 Ivo Zajonc, Czech zoologist and amateur astronomer, chair of the Nitra branch of the Slovenský zväz astronómov amatérov (SZAA, Slovak Union of Amateur Astronomers), a member of the Jihlavská astronomická společnost (Jihlava Astronomical Society), and honorary fellow of the Slovenská astronomická spoločnosť (Slovak Astronomical Society)
32401–32500
32453 Kanamishogo 2000 SF42 Kanami Yoshimi and Shogo Yoshimi are the discoverer's daughter and son
32501–32600
32531 Ulrikababiaková 2001 PG13 Ulrika Babiaková (1976-2002), Slovak astronomer, was interested in interplanetary matter and asteroid photometry, as well as teaching and the popularization of astronomy. She was the wife of the discoverer and died in an accident aged 26.
32532 Thereus 2001 PT13 Thereus, mythological centaur, a hunter who captured bears and carried them home, alive and struggling
32564 Glass 2001 QM68 Eugene Glass, American amateur astronomer
32569 Deming 2001 QW71 Leo Deming, American amateur astronomer, one of the founders of the original observatory at Rose-Hulman (the discovery site)
32570 Peruindiana 2001 QZ71 Peru, Indiana, "circus capital of the world", hometown of the discoverer
32571 Brayton 2001 QA72 Scott Brayton, American car racer
32601–32700
32605 Lucy 2001 QM213 Lucy, nickname of AL 288-1, the 3.2 million years old, 40-percent-complete Australopithecus afarensis skeleton discovered in 1974 by the International Afar Research Expedition in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia's Afar Depression
32701–32800
32720 Simoeisios 2131 T-3 Simoeisios, young Trojan hero killed by Ajax during the Trojan War
32724 Woerlitz 4029 T-3 Gartenreich Dessau-Wörlitz (Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz), near Dessau, Germany, an exceptional example of eighteenth-century landscape design and a UNESCO World Heritage site
32726 Chromios 4179 T-3 Chromios, son of Priam, killed by Diomedes during the Trojan War
32731 Annaivanovna 1968 OD1 Anna Ivanovna Plyugina, specialist in fundamental astrometry at the Pulkovo Observatory
32734 Kryukov 1978 RM Vladimir Vladimirovich Kryukov, Russian electrical engineer
32735 Strekalov 1978 SX4 Gennady Mikhailovich Strekalov (1940–2004), a Russian cosmonaut.
32766 Voskresenskoe 1982 UY7 Voskresenskoe is an urban settlement, the center of the Voskresenskoe region of the Nizhnij Novgorod province and home of the discoverer’s parents. The first documented mention of the settlement dates back to 1614.
32768 Alexandripatov 1983 RZ4 Alexandr V. Ipatov (b. 1945) is the director of the Institute of Applied Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
32770 Starchik 1984 YY1 Boris Stepanovich Starchik, Ukrainian engineer, builder, traveller, forester, and defender of nature
32776 Nriag 1987 KG5 National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG), Helwan, Egypt
32796 Ehrenfest 1990 ET2 Paul Ehrenfest, 19th-20th-century Jewish-Austrian physicist
32801–32900
32807 Quarenghi 1990 SN28 Jacomo Quarenghi, Italian architect, who designed the Hermitage theater, the Smolny Institute, the Guards' Manège (all in St. Petersburg) and the Alexandre Palace (in Tsarskoye Selo)
32808 Bischoff 1990 TP2 Werner Bischoff, researcher at Carl Zeiss, Jena was engaged in designing the large Hamburg
32809 Sommerfeld 1990 TJ10 Arnold Sommerfeld, German physics professor
32810 Steinbach 1990 TS10 Manfred Steinbach, professor of precision instrument design for astronomical, geophysical and space applications at Carl Zeiss, Jena
32811 Apisaon 1990 TP12 Apisaon, son of Phausios, Trojan warrior who fought against the approaching Aias but was transfixed and deprived of his armor by Eurypylus
32821 Posch 1991 RC3 Manfred Posch, chief editor of an Austrian newspaper
32853 Döbereiner 1992 SF2 Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner, German professor of chemistry
32855 Zollitsch 1992 SF17 Robert Zollitsch, archbishop of Freiburg
32858 Kitakamigawa 1993 BA3 Kitakamigawa is the largest river in the Tohoku district, flowing from Iwate to Miyagi prefecture.
32890 Schwob 1994 AL1 Pierre R. Schwob, American-Swiss software engineer and amateur astronomer
32893 van der Waals 1994 EM6 Johannes Diderik van der Waals, 19th-20th-century Dutch physicist, thermodynamicist, and Nobelist
32897 Curtharris 1994 PD Curtis Harris, amateur astronomer in Anguilla
32899 Knigge 1994 PY1 Adolph Freiherr von Knigge, German author and translator
32901–33000
32928 Xiejialin 1995 QZ Xie Jialin (b. 1920), Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
32931 Ferioli 1995 SY4 Luigi Ferioli, amateur astronomer
32938 Ivanopaci 1995 TP2 Ivano Paci, Italian professor, who provided crucial support to the development of the Osservatorio Astronomico della Montagna Pistoiese (Montagna Pistoiese Astronomical Observatory)
32944 Gussalli 1995 WC3 Luigi Gussalli, Italian mechanical engineer and space-vehicle propulsion designer
32943 Sandyryan 1995 VK2 Sandy Ryan, American provider of technical support to the AMOS team
32969 Motohikosato 1996 PP9 Motohiko Sato (born 1939) organized the Yamagata Astronomical Society in 1961 and actively popularizes astronomy.
32990 Sayo-hime 1996 YD3 Sayo-hime is the female protagonist of a love story, written around the sixth century, in which a young man heads off to the Korean peninsula. This tragic love story was included in Japan's oldest collection of waka poetry, the Manyohshu.
33000 Chenjiansheng 1997 CJ28 Jiansheng Chen, Chinese astrophysicist


Preceded by
31,001–32,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 32,001–33,000
Succeeded by
33,001–34,000