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.
William Brydone Jack (1817–1886) was a pioneer of Canadian astronomy. He built British North America's first astronomical observatory in 1851. Jack practised public outreach in astronomy. He determined Canada's first longitude readings, delivered the first engineering lecture and created the first engineering chair in Canada.
The Japanese Abukumagawa River originates in Mt. Kashi-Asahidake. It runs south to north through Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures, winding its way through the major cities in central Fukushima prefecture, before flowing into the Pacific Ocean.
He Xiantu (born 1937) is a leading theoretical physicist and an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has made significant contributions to the studies of plasma physics, nonlinear science and statistical physics. He has won several State Natural Science Awards and National Science and Technology Progress Awards.
Huangshan City, named for nearby Huangshan mountain range, is the birthplace of Huizhou culture. There is beautiful natural scenery, human relics and rare natural resources that have allowed the city to be identified for UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage in the World Heritage List
Johan Gottschalk Wallerius (1709–1785), a Swedish chemist and mineralogist, who was the first holder (from 1750) of a professorship in chemistry, medicine and pharmacy at Uppsala University. He is considered the founder of agricultural chemistry. In 1761 he published his main work, Agriculturae fundamenta chemica
Gaolu (1877–1947), the pioneer of modern astronomy in China, was born in Changle city, China Fujian province. He initiated the foundation of the Chinese Astronomical Society and the Purple Mountain Observatory in Nanjing
Michael Ballack (born 1976) is a German professional footballer. Ballack began his career as a youth footballer at his local team at Chemnitz (about 20 km north of Drebach) and made his professional debut in 1995
Nan Rendong (1945–2017) was a leading astronomer, Vice-President and President of IAU Division X (2003–2009). Hailed as 'Father of the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST)', he led the efforts from initiation, implementation, to completion of FAST, and served as Chief Scientist and Chief Engineer.
The Italian town of Coreglia, situated in the Valley of the Serchio River in the heart of Tuscany. The ancient medieval town is considered one of the most beautiful villages of Italy and is known throughout the world for its artistic production of plaster figurines.