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.
Qian Ruhu (born 1950) is a veteran amateur astronomer from Shanghai, China. He has written numerous articles on astronomy-related topics since the early 1980s, many of which were published by the magazine Amateur Astronomers.
Martina Maestripieri (born 1983) is an active amateur astronomer and member of the Gruppo Astrofili Montagna Pistoiese. She deals with astrometry of minor planets and comets, in particular the follow-up of NEOs. She also contributed to the discovery of the Haumea ring via a stellar occultation.