Meanings of minor planet names: 94001–95000

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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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative. Meanings marked with an asterisk (*) are guesswork, and should be checked against the mentioned sources to ensure that the identification is correct.

Minor planets not yet given a name have not been included in this list.

Name Provisional Designation Source of Name
94228 Leesuikwan 2001 BU61 Lee Sui Kwan, Chinese former vice-president of the Hong Kong Astronomical Society, astronomy popularizer and educator
94291 Django 2001 DX86 Jean-Baptiste "Django" Reinhardt, Belgian 20th-century legendary Sinto Gypsy jazz guitarist composer and virtuoso
94356 Naruto 2001 QE178 Naruto Kaikyō (Naruto Strait), between the Japanese islands of Shikoku and Awaji
94400 Hongdaeyong 2001 SG267 Hong Daeyong, Korean astronomer of the late Joseon Dynasty
94884 Takuya 2001 XK249 Takuya Matsuda, Japanese astrophysicist, who has served as president of the Astronomical Society of Japan


  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2006). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – Addendum to Fifth Edition: 2003–2005. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-34360-8. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 

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Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 94,001–95,000
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