Meanings of minor planet names: 85001–86000

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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. 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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
85004 Crombie 2003 YY152 M. Katherine Crombie (b. 1970), a member of the OSIRIS-REx science team with responsibility for data management and archiving.
85014 Sutter 2004 BD38 Brian Sutter (b. 1961), an engineer at Lockheed Martin Company and the Mission Designer for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission.
85015 Gaskell 2004 BE38 Robert Gaskell (b. 1945), a Senior Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute.
85030 Admetos 2804 P-L King of Pherae, saved by Apollo from his fated death when his wife Alcestis offers to die in his place, father of Eumelos, the best charioteer in the Greek army during the Trojan war
85047 Krakatau 6255 P-L Krakatau, the Indonesian island that partly collapsed beneath the sea in 1883 during one of the largest volcanic eruptions in historic times.
85095 Hekla 5192 T-2 Hekla, one of Iceland’s prominent volcanoes.
85121 Loehde 1976 KF3 Franklin C. Loehde, retired Canadian science educator +
85158 Phyllistrapp 1987 UT1 Phyllis Trapp (b. 1952) has been an inspiration to many with her indomitable spirit during her courageous 18-year battle with breast cancer. Devoted to her family, she volunteered in her grandsons' school, encouraging and teaching students through her love and patience, and playing the piano for kindergarten performances.
85168 Albertacentenary 1989 RC6 Centenary of the provincehood of Alberta (in 2005)
85179 Meistereckhart 1990 TS11 Master (Meister) Eckhart, German theologian and mystic
85183 Marcelaymé 1991 BE1 Marcel Aymé (1902-1967), a French novelist, screenwriter and theater playwright.
85185 Lederman 1991 LM3 Leon Max Lederman, American particle physicist and 1988 Physics Nobel Laureate
85195 von Helfta 1991 TW2 Gertrud von Helfta "the Great", German mystic
85197 Ginkgo 1991 TG5 The tree Ginkgo biloba
85199 Habsburg 1991 TE7 Habichtsburg or Habsburg ("hawk's castle"), in the former duchy of Swabia in present-day Switzerland, ancestral seat of the European Habsburg dynasty
85200 Johnhault 1991 TG15 John A. Hault, Canadian public science educator
85293 Tengzhou 1994 RC25 Tengzhou is a city located in the southern part of Shandong Province.
85215 Hohenzollern 1992 SD14 Burg Hohenzollern, originally Zollern, castle on the mountain cone of the same name in the Swabian Alps, Germany, ancestral seat of the Hohenzollern dynasty
85217 Bilzingsleben 1992 US8 Bilzingsleben, Thuringia, Germany, one of Europe's most important early palaeolithic sites
85299 Neander 1994 TM16 Joachim Neander, German headmaster of a Latin school, who wrote the words to the ecumenical hymn Praise to the Lord, the Almighty; the Neander Valley (Neanderthal), near Düsseldorf, is also named after him
85308 Atsushimori 1994 WG4 Atsushi Mori, 20th-century Japanese astronomer and public educator
85317 Lehár 1995 BB16 Franz Lehár, Austrian composer
85320 Bertram 1995 EP8 Bertram von Minden, German painter; Bertram is also the name of the youngest grandson of the discoverer
85386 Payton 1996 OU2 Walter "Sweetness" Payton, 20th-century American football player
85389 Rosenauer 1996 QE1 Josef Rosenauer, Austrian (?) designer and master-builder of the Schwarzenberger Schwemmkanal that connects the Vltava and the Danube
85400 Shiratakachu 1996 TD10 Shirataka Chugakko is the name of a middle school in Yamagata Prefecture Shirataka town Japan. It was founded in April 2015.
85401 Yamatenclub 1996 TW14 The Yamagata Tenmon Club, established in 1961, consists of a group of amateur astronomers.
85411 Paulflora 1996 VA1 Paul Flora, Austrian caricaturist, graphic artist and illustrator
85422 Maedanaoe 1996 XV30 Maeda Naoe (1915-2008), a Japanese-style paint artist from Mochigase in Tottori city.
85466 Krastins 1997 JK15 Janis Krastins (b. 1943), a Latvian architect.
85471 Maryam 1997 LD4 MArtin R., RYan D., and AMber D. Pepper, children of one of the discoverers
85472 Xizezong 1997 LF4 Xi Zezong, Chinese science historian and member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
85559 Villecroze 1998 AC5 Jean-Louis Villecroze, husband of discoverer
85585 Mjolnir 1998 FG2 Mjolnir, Thor's hammer
85773 Gutbezahl 1998 UF15 Jennifer Gutbezahl, American psychologist
85878 Guzik 1999 CF8 T. Gregory Guzik (b. 1952), a Professor at Louisiana State University.

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Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 85,001–86,000
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