Meanings of minor planet names: 1–1000

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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.

Those meanings marked with an asterisk (*) are guesswork, and should be checked against Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names or Paul Herget's The Names of the Minor Planets (marked [H])[1] to ensure that the identification is correct. Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative. Names established from other sources should quote the reference.

1–100[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
1 Ceres Ceres, Roman goddess DMP · 1
2 Pallas Pallas, Greek goddess DMP · 2
3 Juno Juno, Roman goddess DMP · 3
4 Vesta Vesta, Roman goddess DMP · 4
5 Astraea Astraea, Greek goddess DMP · 5
6 Hebe Hebe, Greek goddess DMP · 6
7 Iris Iris, Greek goddess DMP · 7
8 Flora Flora, Roman goddess DMP · 8
9 Metis Metis, mythological Greek Titaness DMP · 9
10 Hygiea Hygieia, Greek goddess DMP · 10
11 Parthenope Parthenope, Siren (Greek mythology) DMP · 11
12 Victoria Victoria, Roman goddess DMP · 12
13 Egeria Egeria, Roman goddess DMP · 13
14 Irene Eirene, Greek goddess DMP · 14
15 Eunomia Eunomia, Greek goddess DMP · 15
16 Psyche Psyche, Greek nymph DMP · 16
17 Thetis Thetis, Greek mother of Achilles DMP · 17
18 Melpomene Melpomene, Greek Muse DMP · 18
19 Fortuna Fortuna, Roman goddess DMP · 19
20 Massalia Latin name for Marseilles, France DMP · 20
21 Lutetia Lutetia, Latin name for Paris, France DMP · 21
22 Kalliope Calliope, Greek Muse, and her Linus, the inventor of melody and rhythm ((22) Kalliope I Linus) DMP · 22
23 Thalia Thalia, Greek Muse DMP · 23
24 Themis Themis, mythological Greek Titaness DMP · 24
25 Phocaea Phocaea, ancient city DMP · 25
26 Proserpina Proserpina, Roman goddess DMP · 26
27 Euterpe Euterpe, Greek Muse DMP · 27
28 Bellona Bellona, Roman goddess DMP · 28
29 Amphitrite Amphitrite, Greek goddess DMP · 29
30 Urania Urania, Greek Muse DMP · 30
31 Euphrosyne Euphrosyne, Greek Charis DMP · 31
32 Pomona Pomona, Roman goddess DMP · 32
33 Polyhymnia Polyhymnia, Greek Muse DMP · 33
34 Circe Circe, Greek goddess DMP · 34
35 Leukothea Leukothea, Greek goddess DMP · 35
36 Atalante Atalanta, mythological Greek heroine DMP · 36
37 Fides Fides, Roman goddess DMP · 37
38 Leda Leda, Greek mother of Helen of Troy DMP · 38
39 Laetitia Laetitia, Roman goddess DMP · 39
40 Harmonia Harmonia, Greek goddess DMP · 40
41 Daphne Daphne, Greek nymph DMP · 41
42 Isis Elizabeth Isis Pogson, daughter of the discoverer DMP · 42
43 Ariadne Ariadne, Greek mythological heroine DMP · 43
44 Nysa Nysa, Greek mythological place DMP · 44
45 Eugenia Empress Eugénie of France, mother of Napoleon Eugene, Prince Imperial, after whom Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's character The Little Prince is based ((45) Eugenia I Petit-Prince) DMP · 45
46 Hestia Hestia, Greek goddess DMP · 46
47 Aglaja Aglaea, Greek Charis DMP · 47
48 Doris Doris, Greek Oceanid DMP · 48
49 Pales Pales, Greek goddess DMP · 49
50 Virginia Verginia, Roman legendary heroine. It also an allusion to Virginia, United States DMP · 50
51 Nemausa Latin name for Nîmes, France DMP · 51
52 Europa Europa, mythological Greek princess DMP · 52
53 Kalypso Calypso, Greek nymph DMP · 53
54 Alexandra Alexander von Humboldt, explorer DMP · 54
55 Pandora Pandora, Greek mythological woman DMP · 55
56 Melete Melete, Greek Muse DMP · 56
57 Mnemosyne Mnemosyne, mythological Greek Titaness DMP · 57
58 Concordia Concordia, Roman goddess DMP · 58
59 Elpis Elpis, Greek goddess DMP · 59
60 Echo Echo, Greek nymph DMP · 60
61 Danaë Danaë, Greek mother of Perseus DMP · 61
62 Erato Erato, Greek Muse DMP · 62
63 Ausonia Alternative name for Italy DMP · 63
64 Angelina Astronomical station of Franz Xaver von Zach, near Marseilles DMP · 64
65 Cybele Cybele, Greek goddess DMP · 65
66 Maja Maia, Greek Pleiad DMP · 66
67 Asia Asia, Greek mythological Titaness DMP · 67
68 Leto Leto, Greek goddess DMP · 68
69 Hesperia Hesperia, Greek term for Italy DMP · 69
70 Panopaea Panopaea, Greek nymph DMP · 70
71 Niobe Niobe, Greek mythological woman DMP · 71
72 Feronia Feronia, Roman goddess DMP · 72
73 Klytia Clytie, Greek Oceanid DMP · 73
74 Galatea Either Galatea the nymph or Galatea the statue DMP · 74
75 Eurydike Eurydice, Greek wife of Orpheus DMP · 75
76 Freia Freyja, Norse goddess DMP · 76
77 Frigga Frigg, Norse goddess DMP · 77
78 Diana Diana, Roman goddess DMP · 78
79 Eurynome Eurynome, various Greek figures DMP · 79
80 Sappho Sappho, Greek poet DMP · 80
81 Terpsichore Terpsichore, Greek Muse DMP · 81
82 Alkmene Alcmene, Greek mother of Heracles DMP · 82
83 Beatrix Beatrice Portinari, beloved of Dante DMP · 83
84 Klio Clio, Greek Muse DMP · 84
85 Io Io, Greek nymph DMP · 85
86 Semele Semele, Greek goddess DMP · 86
87 Sylvia Sylvie Petiaux-Hugo Flammarion, first wife of Camille Flammarion, French popularizer of astronomy; however, Pogson himself reports it was named after Rhea Sylvia, the mythical mother of the twins Romulus and Remus DMP · 87
88 Thisbe Thisbe, legendary Roman heroine DMP · 88
89 Julia Julia of Corsica, a virgin martyr who is venerated as a Christian saint. The date of her death is most probably on or after AD 439 DMP · 89
90 Antiope Antiope the Greek mythological Amazon or the lover of Zeus DMP · 90
91 Aegina Aegina, Greek nymph DMP · 91
92 Undina Undine, heroine of novel by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué DMP · 92
93 Minerva Minerva, Roman goddess DMP · 93
94 Aurora Aurora, Roman goddess DMP · 94
95 Arethusa Arethusa, Greek Hesperid DMP · 95
96 Aegle Aegle, various Greek figures DMP · 96
97 Klotho Clotho, Greek Fate DMP · 97
98 Ianthe Ianthe, Greek mythological woman DMP · 98
99 Dike Dike, Greek goddess DMP · 99
100 Hekate Hecate, Greek goddess (The name "Hecate" also sounds like Greek hekaton meaning "one hundred.") DMP · 100

101–200[edit]

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101 Helena Helen of Troy, Greek mythological woman DMP · 101
102 Miriam Miriam, Biblical prophetess DMP · 102
103 Hera Hera, Greek goddess DMP · 103
104 Klymene One of various Greek figures named Clymene DMP · 104
105 Artemis Artemis, Greek goddess DMP · 105
106 Dione Dione, mythological Greek Titaness DMP · 106
107 Camilla Feminine form of Camille Flammarion's name. Maybe also Camilla, mythological Volscian queen. DMP · 107
108 Hecuba Hecuba, Trojan wife of Priam DMP · 108
109 Felicitas Felicitas, Roman goddess DMP · 109
110 Lydia Lydia, ancient region of Asia Minor DMP · 110
111 Ate Ate, Greek goddess DMP · 111
112 Iphigenia Iphigenia, mythological Greek princess DMP · 112
113 Amalthea Amalthea, mythological Greek nursemaid DMP · 113
114 Kassandra Cassandra, mythological Trojan prophetess DMP · 114
115 Thyra Thyra, wife of King Gorm of Denmark DMP · 115
116 Sirona Sirona, Celtic goddess DMP · 116
117 Lomia Misspelling of Lamia, lover of Zeus (?) DMP · 117
118 Peitho Peitho, Greek goddess DMP · 118
119 Althaea Althaea, Greek mother of Meleager DMP · 119
120 Lachesis Lachesis, Greek Fate DMP · 120
121 Hermione Hermione, mythological Greek princess DMP · 121
122 Gerda Gerda, Norse goddess DMP · 122
123 Brunhild Brünnehilde, Norse Valkyrie DMP · 123
124 Alkeste Alcestis, mythological Greek woman DMP · 124
125 Liberatrix Possibly Adolphe Thiers, French president during the Franco-Prussian War. Also possibly Joan of Arc. DMP · 125
126 Velleda Veleda, Germanic priestess, leader of Batavian uprising against the Romans DMP · 126
127 Johanna Joan of Arc (1412–1431), saint and heroine of France DMP · 127
128 Nemesis Nemesis, Greek goddess DMP · 128
129 Antigone Antigone, mythological Greek princess DMP · 129
130 Elektra Electra, mythological Greek princess DMP · 130
131 Vala Vala, mythological Norse prophetess DMP · 131
132 Aethra Aethra, Greek mother of Theseus DMP · 132
133 Cyrene Cyrene, Greek lover of Apollo DMP · 133
134 Sophrosyne Sophrosyne, Plato's concept of moderation DMP · 134
135 Hertha Hertha, Norse goddess DMP · 135
136 Austria Austria, country DMP · 136
137 Meliboea Meliboea, various Greek figures DMP · 137
138 Tolosa Latin for Toulouse, France DMP · 138
139 Juewa Chinese for 'Star of China's Fortune' DMP · 139
140 Siwa Siwa, Slavic goddess DMP · 140
141 Lumen Lumen : Récits de l'infini, book by Camille Flammarion DMP · 141
142 Polana Pula, city now in Croatia DMP · 142
143 Adria Adriatic Sea DMP · 143
144 Vibilia Vibilia, Roman goddess DMP · 144
145 Adeona Adeona, Roman goddess DMP · 145
146 Lucina Lucina, Roman goddess DMP · 146
147 Protogeneia Protogeneia, mythological Greek princess DMP · 147
148 Gallia Gaul, Roman province DMP · 148
149 Medusa Medusa, mythological Greek monster DMP · 149
150 Nuwa Nüwa, Chinese mythological figure DMP · 150
151 Abundantia Abundantia, Roman goddess DMP · 151
152 Atala Atala, eponymous hero of novel by François-René de Chateaubriand DMP · 152
153 Hilda Daughter of Austrian astronomer Theodor von Oppolzer DMP · 153
154 Bertha Berthe Martin-Flammarion, sister of French astronomer Camille Flammarion DMP · 154
155 Scylla Scylla, Greek mythological monster DMP · 155
156 Xanthippe Xanthippe, wife of Socrates DMP · 156
157 Dejanira Deianira, mythological Greek princess DMP · 157
158 Koronis Coronis, various Greek figures DMP · 158
159 Aemilia Via Aemilia, Roman road DMP · 159
160 Una Una, character in Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene DMP · 160
161 Athor Hathor, Egyptian goddess DMP · 161
162 Laurentia Joseph Jean Pierre Laurent, French amateur astronomer DMP · 162
163 Erigone Erigone, various Greek figures DMP · 163
164 Eva Hungarian form of Eve DMP · 164
165 Loreley The Lorelei, character in German folklore DMP · 165
166 Rhodope Rhodope, Greek mythological queen DMP · 166
167 Urda Urd, Norse Norn DMP · 167
168 Sibylla The Sibyls, Greek prophetesses DMP · 168
169 Zelia Feminine form of Zelos, Greek god DMP · 169
170 Maria Maria, sister of Italian astronomer Antonio Abetti, astronomer DMP · 170
171 Ophelia Ophelia, character in Shakespeare's Hamlet DMP · 171
172 Baucis Baucis, Greek mythological woman DMP · 172
173 Ino Ino, mythological Greek woman DMP · 173
174 Phaedra Phaedra, Greek mythological woman DMP · 174
175 Andromache Andromache, Trojan wife of Hector DMP · 175
176 Iduna Ydun, a club that hosted an astronomical conference in Stockholm, Sweden (the club was probably named after Iduna, a Norse goddess) DMP · 176
177 Irma unknown origin of name DMP · 177
178 Belisana Belisana, Celtic goddess DMP · 178
179 Klytaemnestra Clytemnestra, Greek mythological queen DMP · 179
180 Garumna Ancient name for Garonne River, France DMP · 180
181 Eucharis Eucharis, Greek nymph DMP · 181
182 Elsa Perhaps the character in the legend of Lohengrin perpetuated by Richard Wagner's opera DMP · 182
183 Istria Istria, peninsula in Croatia and Slovenia DMP · 183
184 Dejopeja Deiopaea, Roman nymph DMP · 184
185 Eunike Eunike, Greek Nereid DMP · 185
186 Celuta Celuta, the main character in the short novella René by French author François-René de Chateaubriand (1768–1848) DMP · 186
187 Lamberta Johann Heinrich Lambert, astronomer DMP · 187
188 Menippe Menippe, Greek daughter of Orion DMP · 188
189 Phthia Phthia, various Greek figures and places DMP · 189
190 Ismene Ismene, Greek daughter of Oedipus DMP · 190
191 Kolga Kólga, Norse daughter of Ægir DMP · 191
192 Nausikaa Nausicaa, mythological Greek princess DMP · 192
193 Ambrosia Ambrosia, Greek food of the gods DMP · 193
194 Prokne Procne, Greek sister of Philomela DMP · 194
195 Eurykleia Eurycleia, Greek nurse of Odysseus DMP · 195
196 Philomela Philomela, mythological Greek woman DMP · 196
197 Arete Arete, Greek mother of Nausicaa DMP · 197
198 Ampella Ampelos, Greek friend of Dionysus (?) DMP · 198
199 Byblis Byblis, Greek mythological woman DMP · 199
200 Dynamene Dynamene, Greek Nereid DMP · 200

201–300[edit]

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201 Penelope Penelope, Greek wife of Odysseus DMP · 201
202 Chryseïs Chryseis, mythological Trojan woman DMP · 202
203 Pompeja Pompeii, ruined Roman town DMP · 203
204 Kallisto Callisto, Greek nymph DMP · 204
205 Martha Martha, woman in the New Testament DMP · 205
206 Hersilia Hersilia, Roman wife of Romulus DMP · 206
207 Hedda Hedwig, wife of German astronomer Friedrich August Theodor Winnecke DMP · 207
208 Lacrimosa Our Lady of Sorrows, a title referring to Mary, the mother of Jesus DMP · 208
209 Dido Dido, mythological Carthaginian queen DMP · 209
210 Isabella unknown origin of name DMP · 210
211 Isolda Isolde, heroine of the legend of Tristan and Iseult DMP · 211
212 Medea Medea, Greek mythological witch DMP · 212
213 Lilaea Lilaea, Greek Naiad DMP · 213
214 Aschera Aschera, Sidonian goddess DMP · 214
215 Oenone Oenone, Greek nymph DMP · 215
216 Kleopatra Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt DMP · 216
217 Eudora Eudora, Greek Hyad DMP · 217
218 Bianca Bianca Bianchi, stage name of the German opera singer Bertha Schwarz DMP · 218
219 Thusnelda Thusnelda, wife of Germanic warrior Arminius DMP · 219
220 Stephania Princess Stéphanie of Belgium DMP · 220
221 Eos Eos, Greek goddess DMP · 221
222 Lucia Lucia, daughter of Austrian explorer Hans Wilczek DMP · 222
223 Rosa unknown origin of name DMP · 223
224 Oceana The Pacific Ocean DMP · 224
225 Henrietta Henrietta, wife of French astronomer Pierre Janssen DMP · 225
226 Weringia Währing, part of Vienna DMP · 226
227 Philosophia Philosophy DMP · 227
228 Agathe Agathe, daughter of Austrian astronomer Theodor von Oppolzer DMP · 228
229 Adelinda Adelinda, wife of Austrian astronomer Edmund Weiss DMP · 229
230 Athamantis Athamantis, Greek daughter of Athamas DMP · 230
231 Vindobona Latin name for Vienna, Austria DMP · 231
232 Russia Russia, country DMP · 232
233 Asterope Sterope, Greek Pleiad DMP · 233
234 Barbara Saint Barbara (?) DMP · 234
235 Carolina Caroline Island, now part of Kiribati DMP · 235
236 Honoria Honoria, Roman goddess (?) DMP · 236
237 Coelestina Coelestine, wife of Austrian astronomer Theodor von Oppolzer DMP · 237
238 Hypatia Hypatia of Alexandria, philosopher DMP · 238
239 Adrastea Adrasteia, Greek goddess DMP · 239
240 Vanadis Vanadis, Norse goddess DMP · 240
241 Germania Latin name for Germany DMP · 241
242 Kriemhild Kriemhild, mythological Germanic princess DMP · 242
243 Ida Ida, Cretan nymph, after whom Mount Ida is named, where the mythical dactyls lived ((243) Ida I Dactyl) DMP · 243
244 Sita Sita, Hindu wife of Rama (?) DMP · 244
245 Vera unknown origin of name DMP · 245
246 Asporina Asporina, goddess worshipped in Asia Minor DMP · 246
247 Eukrate Eukrate, Greek Nereid DMP · 247
248 Lameia Lamia, lover of Zeus DMP · 248
249 Ilse Ilse, legendary German princess DMP · 249
250 Bettina Baroness Bettina von Rothschild DMP · 250
251 Sophia Sophia, wife of German astronomer Hugo von Seeliger DMP · 251
252 Clementina unknown origin of name DMP · 252
253 Mathilde Mathilde, wife of French astronomer Maurice Loewy (?) DMP · 253
254 Augusta Auguste von Littrow, author, and champion of women's rights; wife of Austrian astronomer Carl Ludwig von Littrow DMP · 254
255 Oppavia Opava, now Czech Republic DMP · 255
256 Walpurga Saint Walpurga DMP · 256
257 Silesia Silesia, region of central Europe DMP · 257
258 Tyche Tyche, Greek goddess DMP · 258
259 Aletheia Aletheia, Greek goddess DMP · 259
260 Huberta Saint Hubertus DMP · 260
261 Prymno Prymno, Greek Oceanid DMP · 261
262 Valda unknown origin of name DMP · 262
263 Dresda Dresden, Germany DMP · 263
264 Libussa Libussa, legendary founder of Prague DMP · 264
265 Anna Anny, daughter of Edmund Weiss, Austrian astronomer and director of the Vienna Observatory DMP · 265
266 Aline Linda, daughter of Edmund Weiss, Austrian astronomer and director of the Vienna Observatory DMP · 266
267 Tirza Tirzah, Biblical figure DMP · 267
268 Adorea Adorea, Roman cake DMP · 268
269 Justitia Justitia or Themis, Greek goddess DMP · 269
270 Anahita Anahita, Persian goddess DMP · 270
271 Penthesilea Penthesilea, mythological Amazon queen DMP · 271
272 Antonia unknown origin of name DMP · 272
273 Atropos Atropos, Greek Fate DMP · 273
274 Philagoria Philagoria, recreation club in Olmütz DMP · 274
275 Sapientia Latin for wisdom DMP · 275
276 Adelheid unknown origin of name DMP · 276
277 Elvira Character in books by Alphonse de Lamartine (?) DMP · 277
278 Paulina unknown origin of name DMP · 278
279 Thule Thule, mythical northern land (usually identified with Scandinavia) DMP · 279
280 Philia Philia, Greek nymph DMP · 280
281 Lucretia Caroline Lucretia Herschel, astronomer DMP · 281
282 Clorinde Heroine of Torquato Tasso's poem Jerusalem Delivered (?) DMP · 282
283 Emma unknown origin of name DMP · 283
284 Amalia unknown origin of name DMP · 284
285 Regina unknown origin of name DMP · 285
286 Iclea Heroine of French astronomer Camille Flammarion's novel Uranie DMP · 286
287 Nephthys Nephthys, Egyptian goddess DMP · 287
288 Glauke Glauke, Greek daughter of Creon DMP · 288
289 Nenetta French slang for a frivolous woman DMP · 289
290 Bruna Brno, now Czech Republic DMP · 290
291 Alice unknown origin of name DMP · 291
292 Ludovica unknown origin of name DMP · 292
293 Brasilia Brazil, country DMP · 293
294 Felicia unknown origin of name DMP · 294
295 Theresia Maria Theresa of Austria (Theresia in German) DMP · 295
296 Phaëtusa Phaethusa, Greek goddess DMP · 296
297 Caecilia unknown origin of name DMP · 297
298 Baptistina unknown origin of name DMP · 298
299 Thora Thor, Norse god DMP · 299
300 Geraldina unknown origin of name DMP · 300

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301 Bavaria Bavaria, region of Germany DMP · 301
302 Clarissa unknown origin of name DMP · 302
303 Josephina Discoverer Elia Millosevich simply stated "in homage to a person dear to me" DMP · 303
304 Olga Olga, niece of Prussian astronomer Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander DMP · 304
305 Gordonia James Gordon Bennett Jr, patron DMP · 305
306 Unitas Book by Italian astronomer Pietro Angelo Secchi and also the unity of Italy DMP · 306
307 Nike Nike, Greek goddess, and also Nice, France DMP · 307
308 Polyxo Polyxo, Greek Hyad DMP · 308
309 Fraternitas Latin for fraternity DMP · 309
310 Margarita unknown origin of name DMP · 310
311 Claudia unknown origin of name DMP · 311
312 Pierretta unknown origin of name DMP · 312
313 Chaldaea Chaldea, Babylonian nation DMP · 313
314 Rosalia unknown origin of name DMP · 314
315 Constantia Constancy DMP · 315
316 Goberta unknown origin of name DMP · 316
317 Roxane Roxana, wife of Alexander the Great DMP · 317
318 Magdalena unknown origin of name DMP · 318
319 Leona unknown origin of name DMP · 319
320 Katharina Mother of discoverer Johann Palisa DMP · 320
321 Florentina Florentine, daughter of the discoverer, Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa DMP · 321
322 Phaeo Phaeo, Greek Hyad DMP · 322
323 Brucia Catherine Wolfe Bruce, American patron of astronomy DMP · 323
324 Bamberga Bamberg, Germany DMP · 324
325 Heidelberga Heidelberg, Germany DMP · 325
326 Tamara Tamar of Georgia, medieval queen of Georgia DMP · 326
327 Columbia Christopher Columbus DMP · 327
328 Gudrun Gudrun, Norse wife of Sigurd DMP · 328
329 Svea Sweden DMP · 329
330 Adalberta A910 CB Adalbert Merx, the discoverer's father-in-law (?) DMP · 330
331 Etheridgea unknown origin of name DMP · 331
332 Siri unknown origin of name DMP · 332
333 Badenia 1892 A Baden, region of Germany DMP · 333
334 Chicago 1892 L Chicago, United States DMP · 334
335 Roberta 1892 C Robert von Osten-Sacken, Baltic-German diplomat and entomologist DMP · 335
336 Lacadiera 1892 D La Cadière-d'Azur, village in Var, France DMP · 336
337 Devosa 1892 E unknown origin of name DMP · 337
338 Budrosa 1892 F unknown origin of name DMP · 338
339 Dorothea 1892 G Dorothea Klumpke-Roberts, astronomer DMP · 339
340 Eduarda 1892 H Heinrich Eduard von Lade, German banker and amateur astronomer DMP · 340
341 California 1892 J California, US state DMP · 341
342 Endymion 1892 K Endymion, Greek DMP · 342
343 Ostara 1892 N Ostara, Old High German name for Eostre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring, reconstructed by Jacob Grimm in his Deutsche Mythologie DMP · 343
344 Desiderata 1892 M Queen Desideria of Sweden and Norway (Bernhardine Eugenie Désirée Bernadotte, née Clary) DMP · 344
345 Tercidina 1892 O unknown origin of name DMP · 345
346 Hermentaria 1892 P Herment, village in Puy-de-Dôme, France (?) DMP · 346
347 Pariana 1892 Q unknown origin of name DMP · 347
348 May 1892 R Karl May, German author (?) DMP · 348
349 Dembowska 1892 T Ercole Dembowski, Italian astronomer DMP · 349
350 Ornamenta 1892 U Antoinette Horneman from Scheveningen, daughter of a Dutch mariner. She was a very zealous member of the Société astronomique de France DMP · 350
351 Yrsa 1892 V Yrsa, queen in Norse mythology (unknown origin of name according to Schmadel/Herget) DMP · 351
352 Gisela 1893 B Gisela Wolf, wife of the discoverer, Max Wolf DMP · 352
353 Ruperto-Carola 1893 F Ruprecht Karls University of Heidelberg DMP · 353
354 Eleonora 1893 A unknown origin of name DMP · 354
355 Gabriella 1893 E Gabrielle Flammarion, French astronomer DMP · 355
356 Liguria 1893 G Liguria, region of Italy DMP · 356
357 Ninina 1893 J unknown origin of name DMP · 357
358 Apollonia 1893 K Apollonia, Ancient Greek colony in Illyria (?) DMP · 358
359 Georgia 1893 M King George II of Great Britain DMP · 359
360 Carlova 1893 N unknown origin of name DMP · 360
361 Bononia 1893 P Latin name for Bologna, Italy, and for Boulogne-sur-Mer, France DMP · 361
362 Havnia 1893 R Latin name for Copenhagen, Denmark DMP · 362
363 Padua 1893 S Padua, Italy DMP · 363
364 Isara 1893 T Isère River, France DMP · 364
365 Corduba 1893 V Latin name for Córdoba, Spain (?) DMP · 365
366 Vincentina 1893 W Vincenzo Cerulli, Italian astronomer DMP · 366
367 Amicitia 1893 AA Latin for friendship DMP · 367
368 Haidea 1893 AB unknown origin of name DMP · 368
369 Aëria 1893 AE Air, one of the four classical elements DMP · 369
370 Modestia 1893 AC Modesty DMP · 370
371 Bohemia 1893 AD Bohemia, region of Czech Republic DMP · 371
372 Palma 1893 AH Palma de Mallorca, Spain DMP · 372
373 Melusina 1893 AJ Probably Melusine, mythological French mermaid, associated with the origins of the Lusignan dynasty DMP · 373
374 Burgundia 1893 AK Burgundy, region of France DMP · 374
375 Ursula 1893 AL unknown origin of name DMP · 375
376 Geometria 1893 AM Geometry DMP · 376
377 Campania 1893 AN Campania, region of Italy DMP · 377
378 Holmia 1893 AP Latin name for Stockholm, Sweden DMP · 378
379 Huenna 1894 AQ Latin name for Hven, Swedish island DMP · 379
380 Fiducia 1894 AR Latin for confidence DMP · 380
381 Myrrha 1894 AS Myrrha, Greek mythological princess DMP · 381
382 Dodona 1894 AT Dodona (now Dodoni), Greece DMP · 382
383 Janina 1894 AU unknown origin of name DMP · 383
384 Burdigala 1894 AV Latin name for Bordeaux, France DMP · 384
385 Ilmatar 1894 AX Ilmatar, Finnish goddess DMP · 385
386 Siegena 1894 AY Siegen, Germany DMP · 386
387 Aquitania 1894 AZ Aquitaine, region of France DMP · 387
388 Charybdis 1894 BA Charybdis, mythological Greek monster DMP · 388
389 Industria 1894 BB Latin for diligence DMP · 389
390 Alma 1894 BC River Alma, Crimea, Ukraine DMP · 390
391 Ingeborg 1894 BE Ingeborg from Norse mythology (unknown origin of name according to Schmadel/Herget) DMP · 391
392 Wilhelmina 1894 BF Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands DMP · 392
393 Lampetia 1894 BG Lampetia, various Greek figures DMP · 393
394 Arduina 1894 BH Arduenna, Gaulish goddess DMP · 394
395 Delia 1894 BK Alternative name for the Greek goddess Artemis DMP · 395
396 Aeolia 1894 BL Aeolis or Aeolia, an ancient region of Asia Minor; or, the Aeolian Islands, Italy DMP · 396
397 Vienna 1894 BM Vienna, Austria DMP · 397
398 Admete 1894 BN Admete, Greek mythological woman DMP · 398
399 Persephone 1895 BP Persephone, Greek goddess DMP · 399
400 Ducrosa 1895 BU J. Ducros, astronomer DMP · 400

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401 Ottilia 1895 BT Ottilia, character in German folklore DMP · 401
402 Chloë 1895 BW Chloe, mythological Greek shepherdess DMP · 402
403 Cyane 1895 BX Cyane, Greek nymph DMP · 403
404 Arsinoë 1895 BY Arsinoe, Greek mother of Orestes DMP · 404
405 Thia 1895 BZ Theia, one of the twelve Titans of Greek mythology DMP · 405
406 Erna 1895 CB Erna Bidschof, grand-daughter of Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa DMP · 406
407 Arachne 1895 CC Arachne, Greek mythological woman DMP · 407
408 Fama 1895 CD Fama, Roman goddess DMP · 408
409 Aspasia 1895 CE Aspasia, mistress of Pericles DMP · 409
410 Chloris 1896 CH Chloris, Greek goddess DMP · 410
411 Xanthe 1896 CJ Xanthe, one of the Oceanids, daughters of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys DMP · 411
412 Elisabetha 1896 CK Elisabeth Wolf, mother of the discoverer DMP · 412
413 Edburga 1896 CL unknown origin of name DMP · 413
414 Liriope 1896 CN Liriope, Greek mother of Narcissus DMP · 414
415 Palatia 1896 CO The Electorate of the Palatinate, region of Germany DMP · 415
416 Vaticana 1896 CS Vatican Hill, Rome DMP · 416
417 Suevia 1896 CT Suevia, a fraternity of Heidelberg University DMP · 417
418 Alemannia 1896 CV Alemannia, a fraternity of Heidelberg University DMP · 418
419 Aurelia 1896 CW unknown origin of name DMP · 419
420 Bertholda 1896 CY Berthold I, Margrave of Baden DMP · 420
421 Zähringia 1896 CZ The Zähringen family of Baden DMP · 421
422 Berolina 1896 DA Latin name for Berlin DMP · 422
423 Diotima 1896 DB Diotima of Mantinea, Greek teacher of Socrates DMP · 423
424 Gratia 1896 DF The Graces, Roman mythology DMP · 424
425 Cornelia 1896 DC Cornelia Africana, daughter of Scipio Africanus (?) DMP · 425
426 Hippo 1897 DH Hippo Regius, ancient town (now Annaba, Algeria) DMP · 426
427 Galene 1897 DJ Galene, Greek Nereid DMP · 427
428 Monachia 1897 DK Latin name for Munich, Germany DMP · 428
429 Lotis 1897 DL Lotis, Greek nymph DMP · 429
430 Hybris 1897 DM Hubris, Greek goddess DMP · 430
431 Nephele 1897 DN Nephele, Greek nymph DMP · 431
432 Pythia 1897 DO The Pythia, Greek prophetess DMP · 432
433 Eros 1898 DQ Eros, Greek god DMP · 433
434 Hungaria 1898 DR Latin for Hungary DMP · 434
435 Ella 1898 DS unknown origin of name DMP · 435
436 Patricia 1898 DT unknown origin of name DMP · 436
437 Rhodia 1898 DP Rhodia, Greek Oceanid DMP · 437
438 Zeuxo 1898 DU Zeuxo, Greek Oceanid DMP · 438
439 Ohio 1898 EB Ohio, US state and river DMP · 439
440 Theodora 1898 EC Theodora, daughter of Julius F. Stone, benefactor DMP · 440
441 Bathilde 1898 ED unknown origin of name DMP · 441
442 Eichsfeldia 1899 EE Eichsfeld, region of Germany DMP · 442
443 Photographica 1899 EF Photography DMP · 443
444 Gyptis 1899 EL Gyptis, wife of Protis, founder of Marseille, France DMP · 444
445 Edna 1899 EX Edna, wife of Julius F. Stone, benefactor DMP · 445
446 Aeternitas 1899 ER Aeternitas, Roman god DMP · 446
447 Valentine 1899 ES Valentine, daughter of Baron Albert von Rothschild, benefactor DMP · 447
448 Natalie 1899 ET unknown origin of name DMP · 448
449 Hamburga 1899 EU Hamburg, Germany DMP · 449
450 Brigitta 1899 EV unknown origin of name DMP · 450
451 Patientia 1899 EY Latin for patience DMP · 451
452 Hamiltonia 1899 FD Mount Hamilton, California DMP · 452
453 Tea 1900 FA unknown origin of name DMP · 453
454 Mathesis 1900 FC Greek for (the act of) learning, chosen to mark the 300th anniversary of the Mathematische Gesellschaft in Hamburg founded in 1690 DMP · 454
455 Bruchsalia 1900 FG Bruchsal, Germany DMP · 455
456 Abnoba 1900 FH Abnoba, Celtic goddess DMP · 456
457 Alleghenia 1900 FJ Allegheny Observatory, United States DMP · 457
458 Hercynia 1900 FK Latin name for a forested region of Germany DMP · 458
459 Signe 1900 FM Signy, Norse sister of Sigmund DMP · 459
460 Scania 1900 FN Scania, region of Sweden DMP · 460
461 Saskia 1900 FP Saskia van Uylenburg, wife of Rembrandt DMP · 461
462 Eriphyla 1900 FQ Eriphyle, mythological Greek woman DMP · 462
463 Lola 1900 FS Character in Cavalleria Rusticana, opera by Mascagni (?) DMP · 463
464 Megaira 1901 FV Megaira, one of the Greek Furies DMP · 464
465 Alekto 1901 FW Alecto, one of the Greek Furies DMP · 465
466 Tisiphone 1901 FX Tisiphone, one of the Greek Furies DMP · 466
467 Laura 1901 FY Character in La Gioconda, opera by Amilcare Ponchielli (?) DMP · 467
468 Lina 1901 FZ Lina, a maidservant of the discoverer DMP · 468
469 Argentina 1901 GE Argentina, country in South America DMP · 469
470 Kilia 1901 GJ Latin for Kiel, Germany DMP · 470
471 Papagena 1901 GN Character in Mozart's opera The Magic Flute DMP · 471
472 Roma 1901 GP Rome, Italy DMP · 472
473 Nolli 1901 GC Nickname of a small child in the discoverer's family DMP · 473
474 Prudentia 1901 GD Prudentia, Roman allegorical figure DMP · 474
475 Ocllo 1901 HN Ocllo, Inca queen, named after the wife of one of the four sons of Pirua Wiracocha, creator god of civilization in Inca mythology DMP · 475
476 Hedwig 1901 GQ Hedwig, wife of astronomer Elis Stromgren DMP · 476
477 Italia 1901 GR Italy, country DMP · 477
478 Tergeste 1901 GU Latin name for Trieste, Italy DMP · 478
479 Caprera 1901 HJ Caprera, island in Sardinia, Italy DMP · 479
480 Hansa 1901 GL The Hanseatic League DMP · 480
481 Emita 1902 HP unknown origin of name DMP · 481
482 Petrina 1902 HT Feminine form of Petrus, Latin for Peter, one of the discoverer's dogs DMP · 482
483 Seppina 1902 HU Sepp, another of the discoverer's dogs DMP · 483
484 Pittsburghia 1902 HX Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States DMP · 484
485 Genua 1902 HZ Latin name for Genova, Italy DMP · 485
486 Cremona 1902 JB Cremona, Italy DMP · 486
487 Venetia 1902 JL Latinization for Venezia, Italy DMP · 487
488 Kreusa 1902 JG Creusa, various Greek figures DMP · 488
489 Comacina 1902 JM Comacina, island in Lake Como, Italy DMP · 489
490 Veritas 1902 JP Veritas, Roman goddess DMP · 490
491 Carina 1902 JQ unknown origin of name DMP · 491
492 Gismonda 1902 JR Gismond, Italian folk tale heroine DMP · 492
493 Griseldis 1902 JS Patient Griselda, folk tale heroine DMP · 493
494 Virtus 1902 JV Virtus, Roman god DMP · 494
495 Eulalia 1902 KG The grandmother of the discoverer's wife DMP · 495
496 Gryphia 1902 KH Andreas Gryphius, German poet DMP · 496
497 Iva 1902 KJ Iva Shores, daughter of the discoverer's landlord DMP · 497
498 Tokio 1902 KU Tokyo, Japan DMP · 498
499 Venusia 1902 KX Alternative name for Hven, Swedish island DMP · 499
500 Selinur 1903 LA Character in Friedrich Theodor Vischer's novel Auch Einer DMP · 500

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501 Urhixidur 1903 LB Character in Friedrich Theodor Vischer's novel Auch Einer DMP · 501
502 Sigune 1903 LC Character in Wolfram von Eschenbach's Titurel DMP · 502
503 Evelyn 1903 LF Evelyn Smith Dugan, the discoverer's (Raymond Smith Dugan) mother DMP · 503
504 Cora 1902 LK Cora, wife of one of the four sons of Pirua Wiracocha, creator god of civilization in Inca mythology DMP · 504
505 Cava 1902 LL Cava, figure in Inca mythology DMP · 505
506 Marion 1903 LN Marion Orcutt, the discoverer's (Raymond Smith Dugan) cousin DMP · 506
507 Laodica 1903 LO Laodice, daughter of Priam and Hecuba DMP · 507
508 Princetonia 1903 LQ Princeton University DMP · 508
509 Iolanda 1903 LR unknown origin of name DMP · 509
510 Mabella 1903 LT Mabel Loomis Todd, daughter of the American mathematician-astronomer Elias Loomis, wife of David Peck Todd (see 511, below) DMP · 510
511 Davida 1903 LU David Peck Todd, American astronomer DMP · 511
512 Taurinensis 1903 LV Taurinum, ancient name of Turin, Italy DMP · 512
513 Centesima 1903 LY 100th (the discoverer's 100th asteroid) DMP · 513
514 Armida 1903 MB Character in Gluck's opera Armide, based on Torquato Tasso's baroque epic poem La Gerusalemme liberata DMP · 514
515 Athalia 1903 ME Athalia, Biblical queen of Judah (2 Kings ix) DMP · 515
516 Amherstia 1903 MG Amherst College, alma mater of the discoverer DMP · 516
517 Edith 1903 MH Edith Dugan Eveleth, the discoverer's sister DMP · 517
518 Halawe 1903 MO Halawe, a type of Arabic sweetmeat, a favourite of the discoverer DMP · 518
519 Sylvania 1903 MP The forests the discoverer enjoyed tramping through even as a small boy DMP · 519
520 Franziska 1903 MV unknown origin of name DMP · 520
521 Brixia 1904 NB Latin for Brescia, Italy, birthplace of the orbit computer, Emilio Bianchi DMP · 521
522 Helga 1904 NC ([H] only says "Named by Lt. Th. Lassen, orbit computer"; see AN 169, 363. Note that computer does not refer to a personal computer, i.e. a machine, but rather to a person actually doing the necessary calculations) DMP · 522
523 Ada 1904 ND Ada Helme, school friend and neighbour of the discoverer DMP · 523
524 Fidelio 1904 NN Leonora's pseudonym in Beethoven's only opera Fidelio DMP · 524
525 Adelaide 1908 EKa Queen Adelaide, consort to King William IV ([H] says nothing) This name was first borne by a Max Wolf discovery until it was identified as 1171 Rusthawelia; the name was then reassigned to this J. H. Metcalf discovery DMP · 525
526 Jena 1904 NQ Jena, Germany, on the occasion of a meeting of the Astronomische Gesellschaft there in 1905 (see AN 172, 287) DMP · 526
527 Euryanthe 1904 NR Character in Carl Maria von Weber's opera Euryanthe DMP · 527
528 Rezia 1904 NS Character in Carl Maria von Weber's opera Oberon DMP · 528
529 Preziosa 1904 NT Character in Cervantes' short story La Gitanilla DMP · 529
530 Turandot 1904 NV Character in Puccini's opera Turandot DMP · 530
531 Zerlina 1904 NW Character in Mozart's opera Don Giovanni DMP · 531
532 Herculina 1904 NY Feminine form of Hercules, Roman demigod ([H] simply says "named by Prof. Elia Millosevich, Observatory of the Collegio Romano" AN 167, 45) DMP · 532
533 Sara 1904 NZ A friend of the discoverer DMP · 533
534 Nassovia 1904 OA Latin for Nassau Hall, Princeton University DMP · 534
535 Montague 1904 OC Montague, Massachusetts, US, the discoverer's birthplace DMP · 535
536 Merapi 1904 OF Mount Merapi, Sumatra, site of several expeditions to observe the solar eclipse of 17 May 1901 DMP · 536
537 Pauly 1904 OG Max Pauly, German businessman (manager of a sugar factory) and amateur optician whom Ernst Abbe appointed as head of the newly established Astronomy Division of Zeiss to design and produce telescope lenses; he ground the 10-inch lens of the Bruce telescope, the "jewel of the Königstuhl" DMP · 537
538 Friederike 1904 OK Friend of the discoverer DMP · 538
539 Pamina 1904 OL Character in Mozart's opera The Magic Flute DMP · 539
540 Rosamunde 1904 ON Character in Schubert's incidental music for the play Rosamunde DMP · 540
541 Deborah 1904 OO Deborah, Biblical prophetess (Judges 4:5) DMP · 541
542 Susanna 1904 OQ Friend of the discoverer DMP · 542
543 Charlotte 1904 OT Friend of the discoverer DMP · 543
544 Jetta 1904 OU Jetta, legendary figure of Heidelberg DMP · 544
545 Messalina 1904 OY Messalina, Roman empress DMP · 545
546 Herodias 1904 PA Herodias, Biblical princess, consort of Herod Antipas DMP · 546
547 Praxedis 1904 PB Character in German poet and author Victor von Scheffel's Ekkehard DMP · 547
548 Kressida 1904 PC Cressida, Trojan princess, character of Shakespeare's play Troilus and Cressida (based on the medieval legend of Troy, as opposed to the classical) DMP · 548
549 Jessonda 1904 PK Character in German composer, violinist and conductor Ludwig Spohr's opera Jessonda DMP · 549
550 Senta 1904 PL Character in German composer Richard Wagner's opera The Flying Dutchman DMP · 550
551 Ortrud 1904 PM The wife of Ferederick of Telramund in Richard Wagner's opera Lohengrin DMP · 551
552 Sigelinde 1904 PO Character in Richard Wagner's opera Die Walküre DMP · 552
553 Kundry 1904 PP Character in Richard Wagner's opera Parsifal DMP · 553
554 Peraga 1905 PS Peraga, Italy, site of a country villa of relatives of the orbit computer DMP · 554
555 Norma 1905 PT Character in Vincenzo Bellini's opera Norma DMP · 555
556 Phyllis 1905 PW Phyllis, mythological Greek princess, who loved Demophon, son of Theseus DMP · 556
557 Violetta 1905 PY Character in Verdi's opera La Traviata, in turn based on Alexandre Dumas, fils' Dame aux camélias DMP · 557
558 Carmen 1905 QB Character in Georges Bizet's opera Carmen, in turn based on Prosper Mérimée's novella of the same name DMP · 558
559 Nanon 1905 QD Nanon, operetta by 19th-century German-Austrian composer Richard Genée DMP  · 559
560 Delila 1905 QF Delilah, Biblical character, set to music by Saint-Saëns in his Samson et Délila DMP · 560
561 Ingwelde 1905 QG Ingwelde, opera by Max von Schillings (?) ([H] simply says « German feminine first name ») DMP · 561
562 Salome 1905 QH Salomé, Biblical daughter of Herod the Great, character of Richard Strauss' opera Salome, in turn based on Oscar Wilde's Salomé play DMP · 562
563 Suleika 1905 QK From Johann Wolfgang Goethe's Westöstlicher Diwan (see here) DMP · 563
564 Dudu 1905 QM Character in Friedrich Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra DMP · 564
565 Marbachia 1905 QN Marbach, town in Germany DMP · 565
566 Stereoskopia 1905 QO The stereo-comparator, an apparatus used by astronomers to detect astronomical objects such as asteroids (for instance) on photographic images of an area of the sky taken at different times; the first minor planet thus discovered, in 1902 from 1899 plates, was later identified as this one DMP · 566
567 Eleutheria 1905 QP Eleutheria, the Greek festivals held in honour of Zeus Eleutherius, « the asserter of liberty » DMP · 567
568 Cheruskia 1905 QS Cheruskia, student fraternity at Heidelberg University, named in turn after the Cherusci, an early German tribe DMP · 568
569 Misa 1905 QT Misa, Greek divinity in the Orphic Mysteries DMP · 569
570 Kythera 1905 QX Kythira, Greek island (First name in a long list published in 1914) DMP  · 570
571 Dulcinea 1905 QZ Dulcinea, character in Cervantes' novel Don Quixote DMP · 571
572 Rebekka 1905 RB A young woman from Heidelberg(possibly inspired by the provisional designation letters: Rebekka) DMP  · 572
573 Recha 1905 RC Character in Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's play Nathan der Weise ([H] says « Recha, a city in Palestine ») (possibly inspired by the provisional designation letters: Recha) DMP · 573
574 Reginhild 1905 RD German feminine first name, possibly inspired by the provisional designation letters (Reginhild) DMP · 574
575 Renate 1905 RE Possibly inspired by the provisional designation letters (Renate) ([H] has no explanation) DMP · 575
576 Emanuela 1905 RF A friend of the discoverer DMP · 576
577 Rhea 1905 RH Rhea, mythological Greek Titaness (possibly inspired by the provisional designation letters: Rhea) DMP · 577
578 Happelia 1905 RZ Carl Happel, German painter and benefactor of the Heidelberg Observatory; the Happel Laboratory there is named after him DMP · 578
579 Sidonia 1905 SD Character in Armide, opera by Christoph Willibald Gluck (inspired by the provisional designation letters: Sidonia) DMP · 579
580 Selene 1905 SE Selene, Greek lunar goddess DMP · 580
581 Tauntonia 1905 SH Taunton, Massachusetts, US, the discovery site DMP · 581
582 Olympia 1906 SO Olympia, Greece DMP · 582
583 Klotilde 1905 SP Daughter of Austrian astronomer Edmund Weiss, director of the Imperial Observatory where the minor planet was discovered DMP · 583
584 Semiramis 1906 SY Semiramis, Assyrian queen DMP · 584
585 Bilkis 1906 TA Bilqis, Balqis or Balkis, the Quranic name for the Queen of Sheba DMP · 585
586 Thekla 1906 TC Saint Thecla DMP · 586
587 Hypsipyle 1906 TF Hypsipyle, mythological Greek queen of Lemnos, mother of twins by Jason DMP · 587
588 Achilles 1906 TG Achilles, mythological Greek warrior DMP · 588
589 Croatia 1906 TM Croatia, country DMP · 589
590 Tomyris 1906 TO Tomyris, Scythian Queen of the Massagetae DMP · 590
591 Irmgard 1906 TP German feminine first name DMP · 591
592 Bathseba 1906 TS Bathsheba, wife of Urias, mother of Solomon DMP · 592
593 Titania 1906 TT Titania, folkloric queen of the fairies (name inspired by the provisionla designation letters: Titania) DMP · 593
594 Mireille 1906 TW Mireille (Mirèio in the original Provençal), a narrative poem by French poet Frédéric Mistral, the source of inspiration for the opera of that name by the French composer Charles Gounod DMP · 594
595 Polyxena 1906 TZ Polyxena, mythological Trojan princess, daughter of Priam and Hecuba DMP · 595
596 Scheila 1906 UA An English student at the University of Heidelberg, a friend of the discoverer DMP · 596
597 Bandusia 1906 UB Spring of Bandusia, fountain near Polezzo, Apulia, Italy DMP · 597
598 Octavia 1906 UC Claudia Octavia, Roman Empress, stepsister and first wife of Nero DMP · 598
599 Luisa 1906 UJ unknown origin of name DMP · 599
600 Musa 1906 UM The Greek Muses DMP · 600

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601 Nerthus 1906 UN Nerthus, Germanic/Scandinavian Earth Mother goddess DMP · 601
602 Marianna 1906 TE ([H] has no explanation) DMP · 602
603 Timandra 1906 TJ Timandra, mythological Greek woman, sister of Helen of Troy, mother of Evander DMP · 603
604 Tekmessa 1906 TK Tecmessa, mythological Greek woman, daughter of the Phrygian prince Teubrantes, captive of Ajax, by whom she had a son, Eurysaces DMP · 604
605 Juvisia 1906 UU Juvisy-sur-Orge, France, where Camille Flammarion's observatory was located DMP · 605
606 Brangäne 1906 VB Character in Richard Wagner's opera Tristan und Isolde, a maid servant of Isolda DMP · 606
607 Jenny 1906 VC Jenny Adolfine Kessler, friend of the discoverer, on the occasion of her engagement (see 608) DMP · 607
608 Adolfine 1906 VD Jenny Adolfine Kessler, friend of the discoverer, on the occasion of her engagement (see 607) DMP · 608
609 Fulvia 1906 VF Fulvia, wife of Mark Antony DMP · 609
610 Valeska 1906 VK German feminine first name, possibly inspired by the provisional designation letters (Valeska) ([H] has no explanation) DMP · 610
611 Valeria 1906 VL Feminine first name, possibly inspired by the provisional designation letters (Valeria) ([H] has no explanation) DMP · 611
612 Veronika 1906 VN German feminine first name, possibly inspired by the provisional designation letters (Veronika) DMP · 612
613 Ginevra 1906 VP German feminine first name (most famously Guinevere, wife of King Arthur) DMP · 613
614 Pia 1906 VQ German feminine first name, or possibly Pia-Sternwarte (Pia Observatory), in Trieste, the private observatory of Johann Nepomuk Krieger (1865–1902), German amateur astronomer and selenographer DMP · 614
615 Roswitha 1906 VR Hrotsvitha of Gandersheim, German poet DMP · 615
616 Elly 1906 VT Elly Boehm (Elly Meyer-Ellès), translator, wife of Karl Boehm, German mathematician DMP · 616
617 Patroclus 1906 VY Patroclus, mythological Greek warrior, and his father Menoetius, son of Iapetus and Clymene ((617) Patroclus I Menoetius) DMP · 617
618 Elfriede 1906 VZ unknown origin of name DMP · 618
619 Triberga 1906 WC Triberg im Schwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg, Germany DMP · 619
620 Drakonia 1906 WE Drake University, Iowa, US, where the orbit computers worked DMP · 620
621 Werdandi 1906 WJ Verdandi, one of the Norns in Norse mythology ([H] has no explanation) DMP · 621
622 Esther 1906 WP Esther, Biblical heroine DMP · 622
623 Chimaera 1907 XJ Mount Chimaera of Lycia, inspiration for the Chimera, mythological Greek monster DMP · 623
624 Hektor 1907 XM Hector, Trojan hero DMP · 624
625 Xenia 1907 XN German feminine first name, possibly inspired by the provisional designation letters (Xenia) DMP · 625
626 Notburga 1907 XO Saint Notburga, holy character of the Neckar valley, the discovery site DMP · 626
627 Charis 1907 XS Charis, Greek goddess, one of the three Graces DMP · 627
628 Christine 1907 XT The discoverer's wife DMP · 628
629 Bernardina 1907 XU unknown origin of name DMP · 629
630 Euphemia 1907 XW Saint Euphemia DMP · 630
631 Philippina 1907 YJ Philipp Kessler, friend of the discoverer, on the occasion of his engagement (see also 634, below) DMP · 631
632 Pyrrha 1907 YX Pyrrha, wife of Deukalion, Greek mythological woman DMP · 632
633 Zelima 1907 ZM German feminine first name, possibly inspired by the provisional designation letters (Zelima) DMP · 633
634 Ute 1907 ZN A friend of the discoverer, on the occasion of her engagement (see also 631, above) DMP · 634
635 Vundtia 1907 ZS Wilhelm Wundt, German psychologist DMP · 635
636 Erika 1907 XP unknown origin of name DMP · 636
637 Chrysothemis 1907 YE Chrysothemis, mythological daughter of Agamemnon, character in Sophocles' Electra DMP · 637
638 Moira 1907 ZQ Moira, Greek goddess of fate DMP · 638
639 Latona 1907 ZT Latona, Roman goddess, daughter of Ceo Titan, loved by Jupiter, mother of Apollo and Diana DMP · 639
640 Brambilla 1907 ZW Prinzessi Brambilla, novel by E. T. A. Hoffmann DMP · 640
641 Agnes 1907 ZX unknown origin of name DMP · 641
642 Clara 1907 ZY One of the discoverer's housekeepers DMP · 642
643 Scheherezade 1907 ZZ Scheherazade, legendary Arabic storyteller in 1001 Nights DMP · 643
644 Cosima 1907 AA Cosima Wagner, daughter of Franz Liszt, Hungarian virtuoso pianist and composer, and second wife of German composer Richard Wagner DMP · 644
645 Agrippina 1907 AG Agrippina, two Roman noblewomen of that name ([H] has no explanation) DMP · 645
646 Kastalia 1907 AC Castalia, Greek nymph whom Apollo transformed into a fountain at Delphi, at the base of Mount Parnassos DMP · 646
647 Adelgunde 1907 AD unknown origin of name DMP · 647
648 Pippa 1907 AE Character in Und Pippa tanzt, novel by Gerhardt Hauptmann DMP · 648
649 Josefa 1907 AF German feminine first name DMP · 649
650 Amalasuntha 1907 AM Amalasuntha, Ostrogoth queen, daughter of Theoderich DMP · 650
651 Antikleia 1907 AN Anticlea, wife of Laertes, mother of Greek hero Odysseus DMP · 651
652 Jubilatrix 1907 AU The 60-year jubilee of Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria, during which this minor planet was discovered DMP · 652
653 Berenike 1907 BK Queen Berenice II of Egypt ([H] has no explanation) DMP · 653
654 Zelinda 1908 BM Daughter of mathematician Ulisse Dini ([H] has only « German feminine first name »), or the niece of French astronomer Camille Flammarion (the daughter of his sister Berthe) DMP · 654
655 Briseïs 1907 BF Briseis, mythological Trojan slave ([H] has no explanation) DMP · 655
656 Beagle 1908 BU HMS Beagle, Darwin's ship DMP · 656
657 Gunlöd 1908 BV Gunnlod, mythological Norse giantess ([H] has no explanation) DMP · 657
658 Asteria 1908 BW Asteria, various Greek figures ([H] has no explanation) DMP · 658
659 Nestor 1908 CS Nestor, mythological Greek king ([H] only states when it was named) DMP · 659
660 Crescentia 1908 CC Heroine of a German legend, a variant of the Genevieve of Brabant medieval story, found in the Historie von der geduldigen Konigin Crescentia, itself based on a 12th-century poem in the Kaiserchronik DMP · 660
661 Cloelia 1908 CL Cloelia, legendary Roman woman DMP · 661
662 Newtonia 1908 CW previously believed to refer to Isaac Newton, British physicist; but later correctly identified as being named after Newton, Massachusetts (Isaac Newton is now honored by asteroid 8000 Isaac Newton) DMP · 662
663 Gerlinde 1908 DG German feminine first name DMP · 663
664 Judith 1908 DH Biblical heroine dramatised in Friedrich Hebbel's play Judith DMP · 664
665 Sabine 1908 DK French feminine first name ([H] has no explanation) DMP · 665
666 Desdemona 1908 DM Desdemona, character in Shakespeare's Othello (possibly in part because of the letters in the provisional designation: Desdemona) DMP · 666
667 Denise 1908 DN French feminine first name (possibly inspired by the letters of the provisional designation: Denise) DMP · 667
668 Dora 1908 DO A friend of the discoverer's wife (possibly inspired by the letters of the provisional designation: Dora) DMP · 668
669 Kypria 1908 DQ Kypria, poem sometimes attributed to Homer, which serves as an introduction to the Iliad DMP · 669
670 Ottegebe 1908 DR Character in Gerhardt Hauptmann's play Der arme Heinrich DMP · 670
671 Carnegia 1908 DV The Carnegie Institution of Washington, DC, founded by Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-born American businessman and philanthropist DMP · 671
672 Astarte 1908 DY 'Ashtart, Phoenician goddess of love and fertility DMP · 672
673 Edda 1908 EA The Norse Edda, a collection of myths DMP · 673
674 Rachele 1908 EP Wife of Italian astronomer Emilio Bianchi, the orbit computer DMP · 674
675 Ludmilla 1908 DU Character in Mikhail Glinka's opera Ruslan and Lyudmila ([H] has no explanation) DMP · 675
676 Melitta 1909 FN Attic form of the Greek name Melissa, nymph changed into a bee (and also an allusion to the discoverer's name, Melotte) DMP · 676
677 Aaltje 1909 FR Aaltje Noordewier-Reddingius, Dutch singer DMP · 677
678 Fredegundis 1909 FS Fredegundis, an opera based on the life of Fredegund (a.k.a. Fredegunda, Fredegundis, Fredigundis, Frédégonde, Queen consort of Chilperic I, the Merovingian Frankish king of Soissons), begun by the French composer Ernest Guirand and completed by Saint-Saëns DMP · 678
679 Pax 1909 FY Pax, Roman goddess DMP · 679
680 Genoveva 1909 GW Main character in Friedrich Hebbel's play Genoveva DMP · 680
681 Gorgo 1909 GZ Gorgo, 5th-century BC Queen of Sparta, daughter of Kleomenes and wife of Leonidas DMP · 681
682 Hagar 1909 HA Hagar, Biblical woman (Genesis XXI 14) DMP · 682
683 Lanzia 1909 HC Heinrich Lanz, the German industrialist who provided the funds for the establishment of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences DMP · 683
684 Hildburg 1909 HD German feminine first name (possibly inspired by the letters of the provisional designation: Hildburg) DMP · 684
685 Hermia 1909 HE unknown origin of name DMP · 685
686 Gersuind 1909 HF Character in Gerhart Hauptmann's play Gersuind DMP · 686
687 Tinette 1909 HG unknown origin of name DMP · 687
688 Melanie 1909 HH unknown origin of name DMP · 688
689 Zita 1909 HJ Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma, wife of Emperor Charles I of Austria DMP · 689
690 Wratislavia 1909 HZ Latin for Breslau (Wrocław), now in Poland DMP · 690
691 Lehigh 1909 JG Lehigh University, US, where the computer (J. B. Reynolds) was DMP · 691
692 Hippodamia 1901 HD Hippodamia, Greek mythological ancestor of Agamemnon and wife of Pelops (possibly inspired by the letters of the provisional designation: Hippodamia) DMP · 692
693 Zerbinetta 1909 HN Character in Richard Strauss' opera Ariadne auf Naxos DMP · 693
694 Ekard 1909 JA Drake University, US ('Drake' backwards), where the orbit computers (S. B. Nicholson and his wife) were DMP · 694
695 Bella 1909 JB unknown origin of name DMP · 695
696 Leonora 1910 JJ Mary Leonora Snow, wife of the orbit computer, Arthur Snow DMP · 696
697 Galilea 1910 JO Galileo Galilei, on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the discovery of Jupiter's Galilean moons DMP · 697
698 Ernestina 1910 JX Ernst Wolf, son of the discoverer DMP · 698
699 Hela 1910 KD Hel, Norse goddess of the dead DMP · 699
700 Auravictrix 1910 KE Latin for 'victory against the wind' (named for the first Schütte-Lanz Zeppelin flights in 1911) DMP · 700

701–800[edit]

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701 Oriola 1910 KN The Old World golden oriole, Oriolus oriolus DMP · 701
702 Alauda 1910 KQ The Alauda genus of birds (larks) DMP · 702
703 Noëmi 1910 KT Noemi, Biblical heroine from the Book of Ruth DMP · 703
704 Interamnia 1910 KU Latin for Terni (Teramo), Italy, the discoverer's birthplace (several Roman towns were called Interamnia, meaning "in between two rivers") DMP · 704
705 Erminia 1910 KV The comic operetta Erminie, by Edward Jacobowsky DMP · 705
706 Hirundo 1910 KX The Hirundo genus of birds (swallows) DMP · 706
707 Steina 1910 LD Mr. Stein, a benefactor of Breslau Observatory DMP · 707
708 Raphaela 1911 LJ Raphaël Bischoffsheim, French banker and philanthropist, founder of the Observatoire de Nice (Nice Observatory) DMP · 708
709 Fringilla 1911 LK The Fringilla genus of birds (finches) DMP · 709
710 Gertrud 1911 LM A granddaughter of the discoverer ([H] has no explanation) DMP · 710
711 Marmulla 1911 LN Possibly the German word marmel (marble) ([H] has no explanation) DMP · 711
712 Boliviana 1911 LO Simón Bolívar, South American revolutionary DMP · 712
713 Luscinia 1911 LS The Luscinia genus of birds (nightingales) DMP · 713
714 Ulula 1911 LW The Ulula genus of birds (owls) DMP · 714
715 Transvaalia 1911 LX Transvaal, South Africa; this was the first minor planet discovered from there DMP · 715
716 Berkeley 1911 MD University of California, Berkeley DMP · 716
717 Wisibada 1911 MJ Wiesbaden, Germany, where the discoverer Franz Kaiser was born DMP · 717
718 Erida 1911 MS Daughter of American astronomer Armin Otto Leuschner DMP · 718
719 Albert 1911 MT Baron Albert Salomon von Rothschild, benefactor of the Vienna Observatory DMP · 719
720 Bohlinia 1911 MW Karl Petrus Theodor Bohlin, Swedish astronomer, on the occasion of his 65th birthday DMP · 720
721 Tabora 1911 MZ The Tabora, an ocean liner visited during an astronomical conference DMP · 721
722 Frieda 1911 NA Daughter of Austrian astronomer Karl Hillebrand ([H] has no explanation) DMP · 722
723 Hammonia 1911 NB Hamburg, Germany DMP · 723
724 Hapag 1911 NC The Hamburg America Line (HAPAG), after the shipping line DMP · 724
725 Amanda 1911 ND Amanda Schorr, wife of German astronomer Richard Reinhard Emil Schorr DMP · 725
726 Joëlla 1911 NM Feminine form of Joël, for Joel Hastings Metcalf, American Unitarian minister and astronomer DMP · 726
727 Nipponia 1912 NT Japan, where the minor planet was accidentally discovered twice (1900 FE; 1908 CV) by Shin Hirayama DMP · 727
728 Leonisis 1912 NU Leo Gans (de), president of the Physical Society (de) at Frankfurt, Germany (on the occasion of his 70th birthday), and the goddess Isis, emblem of the Society DMP · 728
729 Watsonia 1912 OD James Craig Watson, Canadian-American astronomer DMP · 729
730 Athanasia 1912 OK Greek for immortality DMP · 730
731 Sorga 1912 OQ Surga, Indonesian for 'heavens' ([H] has no explanation) DMP · 731
732 Tjilaki 1912 OR Tjilaki, river and village near Malabar, Indonesia DMP · 732
733 Mocia 1912 PF Werner "Mok" Wolf, son of the discoverer DMP · 733
734 Benda 1912 PH Bendl, Czech composer of the opera Lejla DMP · 734
735 Marghanna 1912 PY Margarete Vogt, the discoverer's mother, and Hanna, a relative of his DMP · 735
736 Harvard 1912 PZ Harvard University, US DMP · 736
737 Arequipa 1912 QB Arequipa, Peru, where Harvard University had an observing station DMP · 737
738 Alagasta 1913 QO Original name of Gau-Algesheim, Germany , the discoverer's family's native city DMP · 738
739 Mandeville 1913 QR Mandeville, Jamaica DMP · 739
740 Cantabia 1913 QS Contraction of Cantabrigia, Latin for Cambridge, named in honour of Cambridge, Massachusetts and its Harvard University DMP · 740
741 Botolphia 1913 QT Saint Botolph, 7th-century founder of the monastery that would become Boston, Lincolnshire, England DMP · 741
742 Edisona 1913 QU Thomas Edison, American inventor DMP · 742
743 Eugenisis 1913 QV Greek for 'good creation' (named for the birth of the discoverer's daughter) ([H] has no explanation) DMP · 743
744 Aguntina 1913 QW Aguntinum, Roman colony in the province of Noricum, near Lienz DMP · 744
745 Mauritia 1913 QX Saint Mauritius, patron saint of a church in Wiesbaden, Germany DMP · 745
746 Marlu 1913 QY Marie-Louise Kaiser, the discoverer's daughter, a physician DMP · 746
747 Winchester 1913 QZ Winchester, Massachusetts, US, from where the discoverer observed DMP · 747
748 Simeïsa 1913 RD Simeïs Observatory, Crimea, Ukraine, the discovery site DMP · 748
749 Malzovia 1913 RF Nikolai Sergeevich Maltsov, Russian amateur astronomer, founder of Simeïs Observatory DMP · 749
750 Oskar 1913 RG Oskar Ruben von Rothschild, benefactor? ([H] has no explanation) DMP · 750
751 Faïna 1913 RK Faina Mikhajlovna Neujmina, the discoverer's colleague and first wife DMP · 751
752 Sulamitis 1913 RL Sulamith, Biblical woman identified with the Queen of Sheba DMP · 752
753 Tiflis 1913 RM Tbilisi, Georgia, the discoverer's native city DMP · 753
754 Malabar 1906 UT Malabar, Java, Indonesia, commemorating the Dutch-German solar eclipse expedition of 1922 to Christmas Island DMP · 754
755 Quintilla 1908 CZ Feminine Italian first name, chosen because no other planet had a name beginning with Q so far DMP · 755
756 Lilliana 1908 DC Sister of American astronomer Harlow Shapley DMP · 756
757 Portlandia 1908 EJ Portland, Maine, US, where the discoverer was a church minister at the time of his death DMP · 757
758 Mancunia 1912 PE Latin name of Manchester, UK, the discoverer's native city DMP · 758
759 Vinifera 1913 SJ Vitis vinifera, the wine grape, former means of livelihood of the discoverer's ancestors DMP · 759
760 Massinga 1913 SL Adam Massinger, German astronomer DMP · 760
761 Brendelia 1913 SO Martin Brendel (Otto Rudolph Martin Brendel), German astronomer, director of the International Planet Institute, who chose this minor planet amongst Kaiser's unnamed discoveries for its small orbital inclination DMP · 761
762 Pulcova 1913 SQ Pulkovo Heights, hills near St. Petersburg, site of the oldest Russian observatory, Pulkovo Observatory DMP · 762
763 Cupido 1913 ST Cupid, Roman god, because of the minor planet's relative closeness to the Sun DMP · 763
764 Gedania 1913 SU Gdańsk, Poland, at the observatory of which the discoverer was first assistant 1921–1925 DMP · 764
765 Mattiaca 1913 SV Mattiacum, Latin name for Wiesbaden, Germany, the discoverer's home town DMP · 765
766 Moguntia 1913 SW Latin name for Mainz, Germany, at the University of which the discoverer taught DMP · 766
767 Bondia 1913 SX William Cranch Bond and George Phillips Bond, American father and son, astronomers DMP · 767
768 Struveana 1913 SZ Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Struve, Otto Wilhelm Struve and Hermann Struve, Russo-German astronomers DMP · 768
769 Tatjana 1913 TA A colleague of the discover, or perhaps the heroine of Aleksandr Pushkin's Eugene Onegin DMP · 769
770 Bali 1913 TE Bali, King of the Daityas in the Hindu Puranas DMP · 770
771 Libera 1913 TO A friend of the discoverer (the minor planet was named by his widow) DMP · 771
772 Tanete 1913 TR Tanete, Sulawesi, Indonesia ? ([H] has no explanation) DMP · 772
773 Irmintraud 1913 TV Feminine German first name, common in old myths and legends DMP · 773
774 Armor 1913 TW Armorica, Celtic name for Northwest France (Brittany and Normandy) DMP · 774
775 Lumière 1914 TX Auguste and Louis Lumière, French cinematic pioneers DMP · 775
776 Berbericia 1914 TY Adolf Berberich, German astronomer DMP · 776
777 Gutemberga 1914 TZ Johann Gensfleisch (Gutenberg), printing pioneer DMP · 777
778 Theobalda 1914 UA Theobald Kaiser, the discoverer's father DMP · 778
779 Nina 1914 UB Nina Nikolaevna Neujmina, mathematician, the discoverer's sister ([H] simply says « feminine Russian first name  ») DMP · 779
780 Armenia 1914 UC Armenia DMP · 780
781 Kartvelia 1914 UF Kartveli, Georgian name for the Georgian people DMP · 781
782 Montefiore 1914 UK Arthur Montefiore, secretary of Jackson's Arctic Expedition (1894–1898) DMP · 782
783 Nora 1914 UL Heroine of Henrik Ibsen's play A Doll's House DMP · 783
784 Pickeringia 1914 UM Edward Charles Pickering and William Henry Pickering, American astronomer brothers DMP · 784
785 Zwetana 1914 UN Tsvetana Popova, daughter of K. Popov (also Popoff or Pophoff) of Sofia, Bulgaria DMP · 785
786 Bredichina 1914 UO Fedor Aleksandrovich Bredikhin, Russian astronomer DMP · 786
787 Moskva 1914 UQ Moscow, Russia DMP · 787
788 Hohensteina 1914 UR Hohenstein, near Bad Schwalbach in the Rhine province in Germany, hometown of the wife of the discoverer; her family name (Breder or Broeder) derives from the castle's Order of Knighthood, "Breder von Hohenstein" DMP · 788
789 Lena 1914 UU Elena Petrovna Neujmina, mother of the discoverer ([H] simply says « feminine Russian first name, diminutive of Helen ») DMP · 789
790 Pretoria 1912 NW Pretoria, South Africa DMP · 790
791 Ani 1914 UV Ani, ruined city in Armenia DMP · 791
792 Metcalfia 1907 ZC Joel Hastings Metcalf, American Unitarian minister and astronomer DMP · 792
793 Arizona 1907 ZD Arizona, US, location of Lowell Observatory DMP · 793
794 Irenaea 1914 VB Irene, daughter of astronomer Edmund Weiss ([H] has no explanation) DMP · 794
795 Fini 1914 VE Diminutive of Josephine, feminine German/Austrian first name DMP · 795
796 Sarita 1914 VH unknown origin of name DMP · 796
797 Montana 1914 VR From mons, the Latin for mountain, in honour of Hamburg Observatory, located at Bergedorf, in Germany; this was the first minor planet discovered there DMP · 797
798 Ruth 1914 VT Ruth, Biblical heroine in the Old Testament DMP · 798
799 Gudula 1915 WO German feminine first name, from the calendar Lahrer Hinkender Bote for January 9 DMP · 799
800 Kressmannia 1915 WP A. Kressman, benefactor of Heidelberg Observatory (Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Königstuhl) DMP · 800

801–900[edit]

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801 Helwerthia 1915 WQ Elise Helwerth-Wolf, the discoverer's mother DMP · 801
802 Epyaxa 1915 WR Wife of Syennesis, King of Cilicia.[2] DMP · 802
803 Picka 1915 WS Friedrich Pick, Czech physician DMP · 803
804 Hispania 1915 WT Latin name for Spain, whence this is the first minor planet discovery DMP · 804
805 Hormuthia 1915 WW Hormuth Kopff, wife of German astronomer August Kopff DMP · 805
806 Gyldénia 1915 WX Hugo Gyldén (1841–1896), Swedish astronomer at Stockholm Observatory DMP · 806
807 Ceraskia 1915 WY Vitold Ceraski (1849–1925), Russian astronomer and stellar and solar photometrist at Moscow Observatory DMP · 807
808 Merxia 1901 GY Adalbert Merx, the discoverer's father-in-law DMP · 808
809 Lundia 1915 XP Lund Observatory, Lund, Sweden DMP · 809
810 Atossa 1915 XQ Atossa, ancient Persian queen, daughter of Cyrus, wife of Darius DMP · 810
811 Nauheima 1915 XR Bad Nauheim, Germany DMP · 811
812 Adele 1915 XV Sister of the philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer DMP · 812
813 Baumeia 1915 YR "H. Baum", an astronomy student who died in World War I DMP · 813
814 Tauris 1916 YT Tauris, ancient name of Crimea, Ukraine (Schmadel says "Tauric Mount", but there is no such mountain) DMP · 814
815 Coppelia 1916 YU Coppélia, ballet by Léo Delibes DMP · 815
816 Juliana 1916 YV Queen Juliana of the Netherlands DMP · 816
817 Annika 1916 YW unknown origin of name DMP · 817
818 Kapteynia 1916 YZ Jacobus Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer DMP · 818
819 Barnardiana 1916 ZA Edward Emerson Barnard, American astronomer DMP · 819
820 Adriana 1916 ZB unknown origin of name DMP · 820
821 Fanny 1916 ZC unknown origin of name DMP · 821
822 Lalage 1916 ZD unknown origin of name DMP · 822
823 Sisigambis 1916 ZG Sisygambis, mother of Darius III of Persia DMP · 823
824 Anastasia 1916 ZH Anastasia Semenoff, an acquaintance of Russian discoverer Grigory Neujmin DMP · 824
825 Tanina 1916 ZL Tanina, one of the White Russian princesses whose family were slaughtered during the 1918 revolution DMP · 825
826 Henrika 1916 ZO unknown origin of name DMP · 826
827 Wolfiana 1916 ZW Max Wolf, German astronomer DMP · 827
828 Lindemannia 1916 ZX Adolph Friedrich Lindemann, German-born British amateur astronomer, inventor of the electrometer DMP · 828
829 Academia 1916 ZY The Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, on the occasion of its 200th anniversary DMP · 829
830 Petropolitana 1916 ZZ Saint Petersburg, Russia ("Petropolis" in Latin) DMP · 830
831 Stateira 1916 AA Stateira, wife of Artaxerxes II of Persia DMP · 831
832 Karin 1916 AB Karin Månsdotter, wife of Eric XIV of Sweden DMP · 832
833 Monica 1916 AC unknown origin of name DMP · 833
834 Burnhamia 1916 AD Sherburne Wesley Burnham, American astronomer DMP · 834
835 Olivia 1916 AE unknown origin of name DMP · 835
836 Jole 1916 AF Iole, wife of divine hero Heracles in Greek mythology DMP · 836
837 Schwarzschilda 1916 AG Karl Schwarzschild, German astronomer DMP · 837
838 Seraphina 1916 AH unknown origin of name DMP · 838
839 Valborg 1916 AJ Valborg, heroine of Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger's play Axel e Valborg DMP · 839
840 Zenobia 1916 AK Zenobia, Slavic goddess of hunting (No such goddess is known, and the name Zenobia is not Slavic in form. There were several Classical Zenobias, however, most notably Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra.) DMP · 840
841 Arabella 1916 AL Arabella, opera by Richard Strauss DMP · 841
842 Kerstin 1916 AM German feminine first name DMP · 842
843 Nicolaia 1916 AN Thorvald Nicolai Thiele, Danish astronomer, actuary and mathematician, father of the discoverer, Holger Thiele DMP · 843
844 Leontina 1916 AP Lienz, Austria, birthplace of the discoverer (named by his widow) DMP · 844
845 Naëma 1916 AS unknown origin of name DMP · 845
846 Lipperta 1916 AT Eduard Lippert, German businessman and philanthropist, benefactor of Hamburg Observatory DMP · 846
847 Agnia 1915 XX Agnia Ivanovna Bad'ina (1877–1956), a Russian physician from Simeiz, on the Crimean peninsula DMP · 847
848 Inna 1915 XS Nikolaevna Leman-Balanovskaya (1881–1945), a Russian astronomer at the Pulkovo Observatory near St Petersburg DMP · 848
849 Ara 1912 NY American Relief Administration (ARA), in appreciation of the help it gave during the Russian famine of 1922–1923 DMP · 849
850 Altona 1916 S24 Altona, Germany, location of the observatory at which H. C. Schumacher began publication of the astronomical journal Astronomische Nachrichten in 1821 DMP · 850
851 Zeissia 1916 S26 Zeiss Optical Works DMP · 851
852 Wladilena 1916 S27 Vladimir Lenin (1870–1924), Russian communist revolutionary, politician and Soviet leader DMP · 852
853 Nansenia 1916 S28 Fridtjof Nansen (1861–1930), Norwegian polar explorer DMP · 853
854 Frostia 1916 S29 Edwin Brant Frost (1866–1935), an American astronomer DMP · 854
855 Newcombia 1916 ZP Simon Newcomb (1835–1909), an Canadian–American professor of astronomy and director of the U.S. Nautical Almanac Office at United States Naval Observatory[3] DMP · 855
856 Backlunda 1916 S30 Johan Oskar Backlund (Oscar Andreevich Backlund), Swedish-Russian astronomer DMP · 856
857 Glasenappia 1916 S33 Sergey Glazenap (1848–1937), a Soviet astronomer, director of both St. Petersburg and Pulkovo Observatory and founder of the Russian Astronomical Society DMP · 857
858 El Djezaïr 1916 a Arabian name of Algiers, Algeria (meaning "the islands") DMP · 858
859 Bouzaréah 1916 c Bouzaréah, Algiers, site of Algiers Observatory DMP · 859
860 Ursina 1917 BD unknown origin of name DMP · 860
861 Aïda 1917 BE Aïda, opera by the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi DMP · 861
862 Franzia 1917 BF Franz Wolf, the discoverer's son DMP · 862
863 Benkoela 1917 BH Benkoelen, a city on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia (possibly) DMP · 863
864 Aase A921 SB Character in Henrik Ibsen's play Peer Gynt DMP · 864
865 Zubaida 1917 BO Character in Carl Maria von Weber's opera Abu Hassan DMP · 865
866 Fatme 1917 BQ Character in Carl Maria von Weber's opera Abu Hassan DMP · 866
867 Kovacia 1917 BS Friedrich Kovacs, physician who treated the discoverer's wife DMP · 867
868 Lova 1917 BU unknown origin of name DMP · 868
869 Mellena 1917 BV Werner von Melle, mayor of Hamburg who promoted the establishment of the University of Hamburg DMP · 869
870 Manto 1917 BX Manto, mythological Greek soothsayer, erector of Apollo's oracle in Claros DMP · 870
871 Amneris 1917 BY Amneris, character in Verdi's opera Aida DMP · 871
872 Holda 1917 BZ Edward S. Holden (1846–1914), American astronomer at Lick Observatory and fifth president of the University of California DMP · 872
873 Mechthild 1917 CA Mechthild of Magdeburg, 13th-century German mystic DMP · 873
874 Rotraut 1917 CC Feminine German first name DMP · 874
875 Nymphe 1917 CF The Nymphs, Greek mythological figures DMP · 875
876 Scott 1917 CH Miss E. Scott, of the Society of Friends in Vienna, Austria, a friend of discoverer Johann Palisa. This minor planet has also been erroneously attributed to the English polar explorer Robert Falcon Scott DMP · 876
877 Walküre 1915 S7 The Valkyries, mythological German warrior women ([H] has no explanation) DMP · 877
878 Mildred 1916 f Mildred, daughter of American astronomer Harlow Shapley DMP · 878
879 Ricarda 1917 CJ Ricarda Huch, German poet DMP · 879
880 Herba 1917 CK Herba, Greek god of misery and poverty DMP · 880
881 Athene 1917 CL Athena, Greek goddess, also known as Minerva DMP · 881
882 Swetlana 1917 CM unknown origin of name DMP · 882
883 Matterania 1917 CP August Matter, maker of photographic plates for the discoverer, German astronomer Max Wolf DMP · 883
884 Priamus 1917 CQ Priam, Trojan king DMP · 884
885 Ulrike 1917 CX Ulrike von Levetzow (1804–1899), a friend and the last love of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; alternatively: Ulrica, a character in Verdi's opera Un ballo in maschera DMP · 885
886 Washingtonia 1917 b George Washington, American president DMP · 886
887 Alinda 1918 DB Alinda (Caria), ancient city in Asia Minor; alternatively: Alinda – the Man in the Moon in Australian aboriginal mythology DMP · 887
888 Parysatis 1918 DC Parysatis, wife of Darius II of Persia DMP · 888
889 Erynia 1918 DG The Erinyes, or Furies, Greek mythological creatures DMP · 889
890 Waltraut 1918 DK Waltraut, character in Richard Wagner's opera Götterdämmerung DMP · 890
891 Gunhild 1918 DQ Feminine German first name DMP · 891
892 Seeligeria 1918 DR Hugo Hans Ritter von Seeliger, Austrian-German astronomer DMP · 892
893 Leopoldina 1918 DS The German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina DMP · 893
894 Erda 1918 DT Erda, Norse goddess DMP · 894
895 Helio 1918 DU Helium, whose spectrum Paschen and Runge investigated together (Paschen named it at Wolf's request) DMP · 895
896 Sphinx 1918 DV The Sphinx, Greek mythological monster DMP · 896
897 Lysistrata 1918 DZ Lysistrata, Aristophanes' anti-war comedy DMP · 897
898 Hildegard 1918 EA Saint Hildegard of Bingen DMP · 898
899 Jokaste 1918 EB Jocasta, mother and wife of Oedipus, the mythical Greek king of Thebes DMP · 899
900 Rosalinde 1918 EC Rosalinde, character in Johann Strauss' opera Die Fledermaus DMP · 900

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901 Brunsia 1918 EE Ernst Heinrich Bruns, German astronomer DMP · 901
902 Probitas 1918 EJ Probity, a quality attributed to the late discoverer DMP · 902
903 Nealley 1918 EM Amateur astronomer from New York DMP · 903
904 Rockefellia 1918 EO John D. Rockefeller, American philanthropist DMP · 904
905 Universitas 1918 ES University of Hamburg, Germany DMP · 905
906 Repsolda 1918 ET Johann Georg Repsold, optical manufacturer DMP · 906
907 Rhoda 1918 EU Wife of American astronomer Edward Emerson Barnard DMP · 907
908 Buda 1918 EX Buda, Hungary, part of Budapest DMP · 908
909 Ulla 1919 FA Ulla Ahrens, daughter of a friend of the discoverer DMP · 909
910 Anneliese 1919 FB Friend of German astronomer Julius Dick at Babelsberg Observatory, Germany DMP · 910
911 Agamemnon 1919 FD Agamemnon, Greek king DMP · 911
912 Maritima 1919 FJ The annual end-of-term three- to four-day ocean liner trips on the North Sea organised by the University of Hamburg DMP · 912
913 Otila 1919 FL Female name chosen by discoverer Karl Reinmuth from the calendar Der Lahrer hinkende Bote DMP · 913
914 Palisana 1919 FN Johann Palisa, Austrian astronomer DMP · 914
915 Cosette 1918 b Youngest daughter of the discoverer DMP · 915
916 America 1915 S1 America, for the help rendered by the American Relief Administration (under Herbert C. Hoover) during the famine in Crimea DMP · 916
917 Lyka 1915 S4 A friend of the discoverer's sister, or: a character in Henryk Sienkiewicz's novel Quo Vadis DMP · 917
918 Itha 1919 FR Saint Itha, whose feast day is January 15 DMP · 918
919 Ilsebill 1918 EQ Character in 'The Fisherman and his Wife' by the Brothers Grimm DMP · 919
920 Rogeria 1919 FT Female first name (not named after a specific person) DMP · 920
921 Jovita 1919 FV Saint Jovita, whose feast day is February 15 DMP · 921
922 Schlutia 1919 FW German businessman Edgar Schlubach and Henry Frederic Tiarks, FRAS, British banker and amateur astronomer, who together financed the solar eclipse expedition of 1922 to Java DMP · 922
923 Herluga 1919 GB Saint Herluga, whose feast day is March 2 DMP · 923
924 Toni 1919 GC Female first name (not named after a specific person) DMP · 924
925 Alphonsina 1920 GM Alfonso X of Castile and Alfonso XIII of Spain DMP · 925
926 Imhilde 1920 GN Saint Imhilde, whose feast day is May 15 DMP · 926
927 Ratisbona 1920 GO Latin name of Regensburg, Germany DMP · 927
928 Hildrun 1920 GP Saint Hildrun, whose feast day is May 19 DMP · 928
929 Algunde 1920 GR Saint Algunde (Adelgunde), whose feast day is January 30 DMP · 929
930 Westphalia 1920 GS Westphalia, Germany, birthplace of the discoverer DMP · 930
931 Whittemora 1920 GU Thomas Edward Whittemore, American physicist DMP · 931
932 Hooveria 1920 GV Herbert C. Hoover, American president, then secretary of state, in recognition of his help to Austria after World War I DMP · 932
933 Susi 1927 CH Wife of German astronomer Kasimir Graff DMP · 933
934 Thüringia 1920 HK The Thüringia, an Atlantic liner on which German astronomer Walter Baade travelled on his visits to New York; the captain was an amateur astronomer, and was invited to name one of Baade's asteroids DMP · 934
935 Clivia 1920 HM Clivia, genus of flowering plant DMP · 935
936 Kunigunde 1920 HN Saint Kunigunde (Cunigunde of Luxemburg), whose feast day is March 3 DMP · 936
937 Bethgea 1920 HO Hans Bethge, German poet DMP · 937
938 Chlosinde 1920 HQ Saint Chlosinde, whose feast day is June 21 DMP · 938
939 Isberga 1920 HR Saint Isberga, whose feast day is January 24 DMP · 939
940 Kordula 1920 HT Saint Cordula, whose feast day is October 22 DMP · 940
941 Murray 1920 HV Gilbert Murray, British classical scholar and diplomat who helped Austria in 1920 through the League of Nations DMP · 941
942 Romilda 1920 HW Saint Romilda, whose feast day is March 25 DMP · 942
943 Begonia 1920 HX Begonia, genus of herbs and flowers DMP · 943
944 Hidalgo 1920 HZ Miguel Hidalgo, father of the independence of Mexico, where German astronomers went in 1923 to observe a solar eclipse DMP · 944
945 Barcelona 1921 JB Barcelona, Spain, where the discoverer was born and the asteroid discovered DMP · 945
946 Poësia 1921 JC Poësia, goddess of poetry DMP · 946
947 Monterosa 1921 JD The Monterosa, a ship used by the University of Hamburg on their outings on the North Sea DMP · 947
948 Jucunda 1921 JE Saint Jucunda of Nicomedia, from a collection of lives of Saints (feast day November 25) DMP · 948
949 Hel 1921 JK Hel, Norse goddess DMP · 949
950 Ahrensa 1921 JP The Ahrens family, friends of the discoverer DMP · 950
951 Gaspra 1916 S45 Gaspra, Ukraine DMP · 951
952 Caia 1916 S61 Character in Henryk Sienkiewicz's novel Quo Vadis DMP · 952
953 Painleva 1921 JT Paul Painlevé, French mathematician DMP · 953
954 Li 1921 JU Lina Alstede Reinmuth, the discoverer's wife DMP · 954
955 Alstede 1921 JV Lina Alstede Reinmuth, the discoverer's wife DMP · 955
956 Elisa 1921 JW Elisa Reinmuth, the discoverer's mother DMP · 956
957 Camelia 1921 JX Camellia, genus of flowering plants DMP · 957
958 Asplinda 1921 KC Bror Ansgar Asplind, Swedish astronomer DMP · 958
959 Arne 1921 KF Son of Swedish astronomer Bror Ansgar Asplind DMP · 959
960 Birgit 1921 KH Daughter of Swedish astronomer Bror Ansgar Asplind DMP · 960
961 Gunnie 1921 km Daughter of Swedish astronomer Bror Ansgar Asplind DMP · 961
962 Aslög 1921 KP Aslög, mythological Norse woman DMP · 962
963 Iduberga 1921 KR Saint Iduberga (Saint Ida of Nivelles), whose feast day is June 28 DMP · 963
964 Subamara 1921 KS Latin for 'very bitter' (referring to the observing conditions at the Vienna Observatory) DMP · 964
965 Angelica 1921 KT Angelica Hartmann, the discoverer's wife DMP · 965
966 Muschi 1921 KU Nickname ("Kitty") of the wife of German astronomer Walter Baade, the discoverer DMP · 966
967 Helionape 1921 KV Greek version of the name of Adolf Ritter von Sonnenthal, an Austrian actor DMP · 967
968 Petunia 1921 KW Petunia, a genus of flowering plants DMP · 968
969 Leocadia 1921 KZ Feminine Russian first name DMP · 969
970 Primula 1921 LB The Primula genus of flowers (primroses) DMP · 970
971 Alsatia 1921 LF Alsace, France; the discoverer first named it "Alsace", but the Rechen Institut changed that to "Alsatia" DMP · 971
972 Cohnia 1922 LK Fritz Cohn, German astronomer DMP · 972
973 Aralia 1922 LR Aralia, genus of ivy-like plant DMP · 973
974 Lioba 1922 LS Saint Lioba (Lioba von Tauberbischofsheim), whose feast day is December 21 DMP · 974
975 Perseverantia 1922 LT Perseverance, a quality posthumously attributed to the discoverer, Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa DMP · 975
976 Benjamina 1922 LU Benjamin, son of discoverer Benjamin Jekhowsky DMP · 976
977 Philippa 1922 LV Baron Philippe de Rothschild, French financier DMP · 977
978 Aidamina 1922 LY Aida Minaievna, a friend of the discoverer's family DMP · 978
979 Ilsewa 1922 MC Ilse Waldorf, an acquaintance of the discoverer DMP · 979
980 Anacostia 1921 W19 Anacostia, Washington, DC, and the nearby Anacostia River DMP · 980
981 Martina 1917 S92 Henri Martin, French revolutionary DMP · 981
982 Franklina 1922 MD John Franklin Adams, British astronomer and stellar cartographer DMP · 982
983 Gunila 1922 ME Saint Gunila, whose feast day is November 9 DMP · 983
984 Gretia 1922 MH Sister-in-law of German astronomer Albrecht Kahrstedt DMP · 984
985 Rosina 1922 MO Saint Rosina, whose feast day is July 19 DMP · 985
986 Amelia 1922 MQ Amelia, wife of discoverer Josep Comas i Solà DMP · 986
987 Wallia 1922 MR Saint Wallia, whose feast day is October 13 DMP · 987
988 Appella 1922 MT Paul Émile Appell, French astronomer DMP · 988
989 Schwassmannia 1922 MW Arnold Schwassmann, German astronomer DMP · 989
990 Yerkes 1922 MZ Yerkes Observatory, where the asteroid was discovered DMP · 990
991 McDonalda 1922 NB McDonald Observatory, Texas, originally endowed by the Texas banker William Johnson McDonald DMP · 991
992 Swasey 1922 ND Ambrose Swasey, American benefactor, co-founder, with Worcester Reed Warner of the Warner & Swasey Company which manufactured astronomical telescopes and precision instruments, including the McDonald Observatory 82-inch reflector telescope. They gave their own observatory to Case Western University and it took the name Warner and Swasey Observatory. DMP · 992
993 Moultona 1923 NJ Forest Ray Moulton, American astronomer and mathematician DMP · 993
994 Otthild 1923 NL Saint Otthild, whose feast day is July 2 DMP · 994
995 Sternberga 1923 NP Pavel Karlovich Shternberg, Russian astronomer DMP · 995
996 Hilaritas 1923 NM Contentedness, a quality posthumously attributed to the discoverer, Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa DMP · 996
997 Priska 1923 NR Saint Priska (Saint Priscilla), whose feast days is January 18 DMP · 997
998 Bodea 1923 NU Johann Elert Bode, German astronomer DMP · 998
999 Zachia 1923 NW Franz Xaver, Baron von Zach, German astronomer DMP · 999
1000 Piazzia 1923 NZ Giuseppe Piazzi, Italian astronomer DMP · 1000

References[edit]

  1. ^ Herget, Paul (1968). The Names of the Minor Planets. Cincinnati, Ohio: Minor Planet Center, Cincinnati Observatory. OCLC 224288991. 
  2. ^ http://www.ancientlibrary.com/smith-bio/3282.html
  3. ^ The USNO Asteroid Connection, The USNO Transit, volume 1, issue 2, April/May 2009


Preceded by
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 1–1,000
Succeeded by
1,001–2,000