Meanings of minor planet names: 98001–99000
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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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|
|98127 Vilgusová||2000 SP24||Hedvika Vilgusová, 20th-century Czech book illustrator †|
|98494 Marsupilami||2000 UN111||Marsupilami, comic-strip character created by the Belgian cartoonist André Franquin †|
|98722 Elenaumberto||2000 YJ8||Elena Persichilli and Umberto Masi, parents of the discoverer †|
|98825 Maryellen||2000 YF139||Mary Ellen Craven, companion and partner of the discoverer †|
|98866 Giannabussolari||2001 AC53||Gianna Bussolari (b. 1943) has been a beloved teacher for three decades. Mother of three, she is very much appreciated by a worldwide community of astronomers as a charming guest and hostess, deserving substantial credit for the success of several astronomical conferences organized in Padova. †|
|Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 98,001–99,000