Meanings of minor planet names: 44001–45000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
44001 Jonquet 1997 RE3 Pierre Jonquet, French astronomer, a founding member of the Société astronomique de Montpellier
44005 Migliardi 1997 SY3 Marco Migliardi, Italian teacher of Italian language and literature, amateur astronomer and friend of the discoverer
44011 Juubichi 1997 UH15 Mount Juubichi (482 m), east of Nanyo city, Yamagata prefecture, Japan
44013 Iidetenmomdai 1997 VB7 Iide Tenmomdai (Iide Astronomical observatory) is located in the southern part of Yamagata prefecture, Japan.
44016 Jimmypage 1997 WQ28 James Patrick "Jimmy" Page, OBE, British composer, producer and master guitarist, leader of the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin
44027 Termain 1998 AD Patricia Ann Termain Eliason, American support scientist for Viking, Voyager and other spacecraft missions, project manager for the GONG heliosiesmic program
44103 Aldana 1998 GE1 Fernando Aldana Mayor, Spanish astrophysicist, promoter of the 10-m Gran Telescopio Canarias
44117 Haroldlarson 1998 HL27 Harold P. Larson, American pioneer of airborne infrared astronomy and educator at the University of Arizona
44192 Paulguttman 1998 ME2 Paul Guttman (1940–2013), a radiologist and entrepreneur.
44216 Olivercabasa 1998 PH Josep Maria Oliver i Cabasa, Spanish amateur astronomer, co-founder of the Agrupació Astronómica de Sabadell
44217 Whittle 1998 PO1 Frank Whittle, British aeronautical engineer and pilot, inventor of the turbo-jet engine
44263 Nansouty 1998 QR53 Charles Marie Etienne Champion, comte de Nansouty, French general and meteorologist
44455 Artdula 1998 VK Arthur M. Dula (b. 1947), a patent attorney, space lawyer and co-founder of several space technology companies.
44479 Oláheszter 1998 WS8 Eszter Kiss, née Oláh, mother of the first discoverer
44530 Horáková 1998 YC8 Milada Horáková, Czech lawyer
44574 Lavoratti 1999 GF1 Piero Lavoratti, Italian amateur astronomer
44597 Thoreau 1999 PW Henry David Thoreau, American essayist and naturalist
44613 Rudolf 1999 RU31 Rudolf II von Habsburg, Holy Roman Emperor, 16th-17th century Czech and Hungarian king, who employed Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler as his court astronomers
44711 Carp 1999 TD4 The Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Japanese baseball team
44821 Amadora 1999 TZ236 Amadora Gonzalez, Spanish wife of David Martínez-Delgado, who first observed this minor planet on 1998 September 15 at the Las Campanas Observatory (more than a year before the actual discovery)

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Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 44,001–45,000
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