Meanings of minor planet names: 65001–66000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
65001 Teodorescu 2002 AF67 Ana Maria Teodorescu, Romanian astronomer and wife of Fabrizio Bernardi, one of the discoverers
65091 Saramagrin 2002 CF Sara Magrin, Italian astronomer, active member of the Asiago-DLR Asteroid Survey (ADAS)
65100 Birtwhistle 2002 CR15 Peter Birtwhistle, British amateur astronomer
65159 Sprowls 2002 CN152 Marlene Sprowls Durig, mother of the discoverer
65210 Stichius 2002 EG Stichius, a Greek warrior at Troy, who together with Menestheus, carried the body of Amphimachus back to the Archaen troops. This prevented Hektor from stealing Amphimachus's helm.
65241 Seeley 2002 EP110 Bob Seeley, an accomplished Detroit pianist, playing music from Gershwin and Debussy to Scott Joplin.
65357 Antoniucci 2002 NR55 Simone Antoniucci, Italian astronomer
65363 Ruthanna 2002 PQ11 Ruthanna Dellinger Powell, aunt of the discoverer
65489 Ceto 2003 FX128 Ceto, mythological monstrous sea creature, child of Gaia and Pontus; together with its sibling Phorcys (65489 Ceto I Phorcys), it produced numerous offspring, the Phorcydides
65541 Kasbek 9593 P-L Kasbek, high inactive volcano in the Georgian Caucasus, near the Russian border
65583 Theoklymenos 4646 T-2 Theoklymenos, son of Mantios and grandson of Melampus, Greek seer who, in the Odyssey, prophesies Odysseus' return to Ithaca and the death of Penelope's suitors
65590 Archeptolemos 1305 T-3 Archeptolemos, Trojan charioteer of Hector, killed by Teucer with the help of Apollo
65637 Tsniimash 1979 VS2 TsNIIMash is an acronym for the Central Research Institute of Mechanical Engineering, which is an institute of the Russian Federal Space Agency.
65657 Hube 1982 QB4 Douglas P. Hube, Canadian astronomer
65658 Gurnikovskaya 1982 UA6 Renata Yur'evna Gurnikovskaya (born 1974) is the older daughter of the discoverer
65672 Merrick 1988 QD In spite of facing the challenge of a rare form of leukemia, Dawson Tate Merrick (1999–2009) excelled at all he attempted, from his academic studies to sports
65675 Mohr-Gruber 1989 AG6 Curate Josef Mohr and his organist Franz Xaver Gruber, Austrian musicians, composers of the Christmas carol "Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht" ("Silent Night! Holy Night!")
65685 Behring 1990 TY1 Emil Adolf von Behring, German medical doctor and Nobelist, founder of the science of immunology
65692 Trifu 1991 RH3 Romanian-born Cezar I. Trifu (b. 1954) studies the physics of seismic sources and induced seismicity as senior scientist and adjunct professor at Queen's University, Canada. He is the author of many papers and books. Trifu is also a world-famous short-wave radio operator. Name proposed by the first discoverer.
65694 Franzrosenzweig 1991 RX40 Franz Rosenzweig, modern (19th-20th century) Jewish religious thinker
65696 Pierrehenry 1991 TP15 Pierre Henry Senegas-Lowe, son of the discoverer
65697 Paulandrew 1991 TU15 Paul Andrew Senegas-Lowe, son of the discoverer
65698 Emmarochelle 1991 TP16 Emma Rochelle Slater, stepdaughter of the discoverer
65708 Ehrlich 1992 RB1 Paul Ehrlich, German Nobelist, pioneer of hematology, immunology and chemotherapy
65716 Ohkinohama 1993 BZ2 Ohkinohama is a 1.5-kilometer-long beach adjacent to the eastern part of Ashizurimisaki promontory at the southern end of Shikoku Island
65769 Mahalia 1995 EN8 Mahalia Jackson, American "Queen of Gospel Song"
65775 Reikotosa 1995 SO2 Reiko Tosa, Japanese long-distance runner.
65784 Naderayama 1995 UF4 Naderayama mountain (height 660 meters) is located in the west of Yonezawa city, Yamagata prefecture.
65803 Didymos 1996 GT Greek for "twin" (the object was named after its binarity was confirmed in 2003)
65848 Enricomari 1997 BP9 Enrico Mari (1978–2007), a cousin of the discoverer and a member of the Montelupo Astronomical Group
65859 Mädler 1997 GF42 Johann Heinrich von Mädler, 19th-century German astronomer and selenographer
65885 Lubenow 1997 YF20 Alexander (Andy) F. Lubenow, American program coordinator at the Space Telescope Science Institute
65894 Echizenmisaki 1998 BO48 Echizenmisaki is a promontory in Fukui prefecture that projects into the Sea of Japan

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Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 65,001–66,000
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