Meanings of minor planet names: 350,001–360,000

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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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
350,001–351,000 [edit]
350178 Eisleben 2011 UR139 Eisleben, a German town situated in Saxony-Anhalt, where Martin Luther born and died.
350185 Linnell 2011 UA260 Stuart J. Linnell (b. 1947), a noted local musician, poet, song-writer and lifelong friend of the discoverer.
350509 Vepřoknedlozelo 2000 AH204 Vepřoknedlozelo is a famous traditional Czech meal, consisting of roast pork, dumplings and Sauerkraut (cabbage).
350838 Gorelysheva 2002 EH163 Anna Gorelysheva (1980–2012), a Russian poet and science-fiction writer.
350969 Boiohaemum 2003 DK13 Boiohaemum, the land of the Boii Celtic tribes in Danubian Central Europe around the turn of the Common Era, as mentioned by Strabo and Tacitus.
351,001–352,000 [edit]
351785 Reguly 2006 HL18 Antal Reguly (1819–1858), a Hungarian linguist and ethnographer notable for his contribution to the study of Uralic languages
352,001–353,000 [edit]
352148 Tarcisiozani 2007 PH Tarcisio Zani, an Italian designer of steel products and an amateur astronomer.
352333 Sylvievauclair 2007 VV Sylvie Vauclair (b. 1946), a French astrophysicist at the Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie.
352646 Blumbahs 2008 OZ1 Fricis Blumbahs (1864-1949), a Latvian astronomer and metrologist.
352760 Tesorero 2008 UR4 Pico Tesorero, a prominent pyramidal peak located in the central massif of Picos de Europa in Spain.
353,001–354,000 [edit]
353189 Iasus 2009 RQ76 Iasus, a Greek hero in the Trojan War. A leader of the Athenians and the son of Sphelus.
353232 Nolwenn 2010 CB12 Nolwenn Leroy (b. 1982), a French singer and songwriter.
353577 Gediminas 2011 SW259 Gediminas (1275–1341), Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1315 until his death.
353595 Grancanaria 2011 TL12 The island of Gran Canaria, located in the Atlantic Ocean, is the most populated of the Wikipedia:Canary Islands.
354,001–355,000 [edit]
354659 Boileau 2005 KC10 Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux (1636–1711), a French poet and critic.
355,001–356,000 [edit]
355022 Triman 2006 QW142 "Triman" is the competition nickname of Martin Peer (b. 1984). He is an electronics engineer passionate about triathlons. He is also curious about unusual activity in the sky during his late-night workouts.
356,001–357,000 [edit]
356863 Maathai 2011 WZ61 Wangari Maathai (1940–2011), the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize and the first female professor ever in her home country of Kenya.
357,001–358,000 [edit]
357116 Attivissimo 2001 WH Paolo Attivissimo (b. 1963), an Italian writer, blogger and journalist.
357546 Edwardhalbach 2004 RA339 Edward A. Halbach (1909–2011), a prominent amateur astronomer.
358,001–359,000 [edit]
358376 Gwyn 2006 XT67 Stephen Gwyn (b. 1968), an astronomer working for the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre.
358675 Bente 2007 YY1 Bente Vandenbussche (b. 2014) is the daughter of Bart Vandenbussche, a colleague of the discoverer.
358894 Demetrescu 2008 GD44 Gheorghe Demetrescu (1885-1969), a Romanian astronomer and mathematician.


  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: 350,001–351,000
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