Meanings of minor planet names: 87001–88000
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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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|
|87097 Lomaki||2000 LJ10||Lomaki is one of smaller pueblos surrounding the main Wupatki pueblo. †|
|87271 Kokubunji||2000 PY3||Kokubunji, a city in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. †|
|87312 Akirasuzuki||2000 QK1||Akira Suzuki (born 1930) has developed a new research topic that is globally recognized as the Suzuki coupling reaction. It is for this achievement that he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2010. †|
|87954 Tomkaye||2000 TK||Tom Kaye, American businessman and amateur astronomer †|
|Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 87,001–88,000