Meanings of minor planet names: 1–500

This is a list of the sources of minor planet names. These ascriptions should not be changed without consulting Lutz D. Schmadel's authoritative Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (and its predecessor Paul Herget's The Names of the Minor Planets (1968), marked [H]). Names established from other sources should quote the reference.

Contents: 001... 101... 201... 301... 401...

Name Provisional Designation Source of Name
1–100
1 Ceres - Ceres, Roman goddess
2 Pallas - Pallas, Greek goddess
3 Juno - Juno, Roman goddess
4 Vesta - Vesta, Roman goddess
5 Astraea - Astraea, Greek goddess
6 Hebe - Hebe, Greek goddess
7 Iris - Iris, Greek goddess
8 Flora - Flora, Roman goddess
9 Metis - Metis, mythological Greek Titaness
10 Hygiea - Hygieia, Greek goddess
11 Parthenope - Parthenope, Siren (Greek mythology)
12 Victoria - Victoria, Roman goddess
13 Egeria - Egeria, Roman goddess
14 Irene - Eirene, Greek goddess
15 Eunomia - Eunomia, Greek goddess
16 Psyche - Psyche, Greek nymph
17 Thetis - Thetis, Greek mother of Achilles
18 Melpomene - Melpomene, Greek Muse
19 Fortuna - Fortuna, Roman goddess
20 Massalia - Latin name for Marseilles, France
21 Lutetia - Latin name for Paris, France
22 Kalliope - Calliope, Greek Muse, and her Linus, the inventor of melody and rhythm ((22) Kalliope I Linus)
23 Thalia - Thalia, Greek Muse
24 Themis - Themis, mythological Greek Titaness
25 Phocaea - Phocaea, ancient city
26 Proserpina - Proserpina, Roman goddess
27 Euterpe - Euterpe, Greek goddess
28 Bellona - Bellona, Roman goddess
29 Amphitrite - Amphitrite, Greek goddess
30 Urania - Urania, Greek Muse
31 Euphrosyne - Euphrosyne, Greek Charis
32 Pomona - Pomona, Roman goddess
33 Polyhymnia - Polyhymnia, Greek Muse
34 Circe - Circe, Greek goddess
35 Leukothea - Leukothea, Greek goddess
36 Atalante - Atalanta, mythological Greek heroine
37 Fides - Fides, Roman goddess
38 Leda - Leda, Greek mother of Helen of Troy
39 Laetitia - Laetitia, Roman goddess
40 Harmonia - Harmonia, Greek goddess
41 Daphne - Daphne, Greek nymph
42 Isis - Elizabeth Isis Pogson, daughter of the discoverer[1]
43 Ariadne - Ariadne, Greek mythological heroine
44 Nysa - Nysa, Greek mythological place
45 Eugenia - Empress Eugénie of France, mother of Napoleon Eugene, Prince Imperial, after whom Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's character The Little Prince is based ((45) Eugenia I Petit-Prince)
46 Hestia - Hestia, Greek goddess
47 Aglaja - Aglaea, Greek Charis
48 Doris - Doris, Greek Oceanid
49 Pales - Pales, Greek goddess
50 Virginia - Verginia, Roman legendary heroine, and/or Virginia, USA (?)
51 Nemausa - Latin name for Nîmes, France
52 Europa - Europa, mythological Greek princess
53 Kalypso - Calypso, Greek nymph
54 Alexandra - Alexander von Humboldt, explorer
55 Pandora - Pandora, Greek mythological woman
56 Melete - Melete, Greek Muse
57 Mnemosyne - Mnemosyne, mythological Greek Titaness
58 Concordia - Concordia, Roman goddess
59 Elpis - Elpis, Greek goddess
60 Echo - Echo, Greek nymph
61 Danaë - Danaë, Greek mother of Perseus
62 Erato - Erato, Greek Muse
63 Ausonia - Alternative name for Italy
64 Angelina - Astronomical station of Franz Xaver von Zach, near Marseilles
65 Cybele - Cybele, Greek goddess
66 Maja - Maia, Greek Pleiad
67 Asia - Asia, Greek mythological Titaness
68 Leto - Leto, Greek goddess
69 Hesperia - Hesperia, Greek term for Italy[2]
70 Panopaea - Panopaea, Greek nymph
71 Niobe - Niobe, Greek mythological woman
72 Feronia - Feronia, Roman goddess
73 Klytia - Clytie, Greek Oceanid
74 Galatea - Either Galatea the nymph or Galatea the statue
75 Eurydike - Eurydice, Greek wife of Orpheus
76 Freia - Freyja, Norse goddess
77 Frigga - Frigg, Norse goddess
78 Diana - Diana, Roman goddess
79 Eurynome - Eurynome, various Greek figures
80 Sappho - Sappho, Greek poet
81 Terpsichore - Terpsichore, Greek Muse
82 Alkmene - Alcmene, Greek mother of Heracles
83 Beatrix - Beatrice Portinari, beloved of Dante
84 Klio - Clio, Greek Muse
85 Io - Io, Greek nymph
86 Semele - Semele, Greek goddess
87 Sylvia - Sylvie Petiaux-Hugo Flammarion, first wife of Camille Flammarion, French popularizer of astronomy [H]; however, Pogson himself reports it was named after Rhea Sylvia, the mythical mother of the twins Romulus and Remus ((87) Sylvia I Romulus and (87) Sylvia II Remus)
88 Thisbe - Thisbe, legendary Roman heroine
89 Julia - Saint Julia of Corsica (?)
90 Antiope - Antiope the Greek mythological Amazon or the lover of Zeus
91 Aegina - Aegina, Greek nymph
92 Undina - Undine, heroine of novel by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué
93 Minerva - Minerva, Roman goddess
94 Aurora - Aurora, Roman goddess
95 Arethusa - Arethusa, Greek Hesperid
96 Aegle - Aegle, various Greek figures
97 Klotho - Clotho, Greek Fate
98 Ianthe - Ianthe, Greek mythological woman
99 Dike - Dike, Greek goddess
100 Hekate - Hecate, Greek goddess (The name "Hecate" also sounds like Greek hekaton meaning "one hundred.")
101–200
101 Helena - Helen of Troy, Greek mythological woman
102 Miriam - Miriam, Biblical prophetess
103 Hera - Hera, Greek goddess
104 Klymene - One of various Greek figures named Clymene
105 Artemis - Artemis, Greek goddess
106 Dione - Dione, mythological Greek Titaness
107 Camilla - Feminine form of Camille Flammarion's name. Maybe also Camilla, mythological Volscian queen.
108 Hecuba - Hecuba, Trojan wife of Hector
109 Felicitas - Felicitas, Roman goddess
110 Lydia - Lydia, ancient region of Asia Minor
111 Ate - Ate, Greek goddess
112 Iphigenia - Iphigenia, mythological Greek princess
113 Amalthea - Amalthea, mythological Greek nursemaid
114 Kassandra - Cassandra, mythological Trojan prophetess
115 Thyra - Thyra, wife of King Gorm of Denmark
116 Sirona - Sirona, Celtic goddess
117 Lomia - Misspelling of Lamia, lover of Zeus (?)
118 Peitho - Peitho, Greek goddess
119 Althaea - Althaea, Greek mother of Meleager
120 Lachesis - Lachesis, Greek Fate
121 Hermione - Hermione, mythological Greek princess
122 Gerda - Gerda, Norse goddess
123 Brunhild - Brünnehilde, Norse Valkyrie
124 Alkeste - Alcestis, mythological Greek woman
125 Liberatrix - Possibly Adolphe Thiers, French president during the Franco-Prussian War. Also possibly Joan of Arc.
126 Velleda - Veleda, Germanic priestess, leader of Batavian uprising against the Romans
127 Johanna - Joan of Arc, French saint (?)
128 Nemesis - Nemesis, Greek goddess
129 Antigone - Antigone, mythological Greek princess
130 Elektra - Electra, mythological Greek princess
131 Vala - Vala, mythological Norse prophetess
132 Aethra - Aethra, Greek mother of Theseus
133 Cyrene - Cyrene, Greek lover of Apollo
134 Sophrosyne - Sophrosyne, Plato's concept of moderation
135 Hertha - Hertha, Norse goddess
136 Austria - Austria, country
137 Meliboea - Meliboea, various Greek figures
138 Tolosa - Latin for Toulouse, France
139 Juewa - Chinese for 'Star of China's Fortune'
140 Siwa - Siwa, Slavic goddess
141 Lumen - Lumen : Récits de l'infini, book by Camille Flammarion
142 Polana - Pula, city now in Croatia
143 Adria - Adriatic Sea
144 Vibilia - Vibilia, Roman goddess
145 Adeona - Adeona, Roman goddess
146 Lucina - Lucina, Roman goddess
147 Protogeneia - Protogeneia, mythological Greek princess
148 Gallia - Gaul, Roman province
149 Medusa - Medusa, mythological Greek monster
150 Nuwa - Nüwa, Chinese mythological figure
151 Abundantia - Abundantia, Roman goddess
152 Atala - Atala, eponymous hero of novel by François-René de Chateaubriand
153 Hilda - Daughter of Austrian astronomer Theodor von Oppolzer
154 Bertha - Berthe Martin-Flammarion, sister of French astronomer Camille Flammarion
155 Scylla - Scylla, Greek mythological monster
156 Xanthippe - Xanthippe, wife of Socrates
157 Dejanira - Deianira, mythological Greek princess
158 Koronis - Coronis, various Greek figures
159 Aemilia - Via Aemilia, Roman road
160 Una - Una, character in Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene
161 Athor - Hathor, Egyptian goddess
162 Laurentia - A. Laurent, French amateur astronomer
163 Erigone - Erigone, various Greek figures
164 Eva - Hungarian form of Eve
165 Loreley - The Lorelei, character in German folklore
166 Rhodope - Rhodope, Greek mythological queen
167 Urda - Urd, Norse Norn
168 Sibylla - The Sibyls, Greek prophetesses
169 Zelia - Feminine form of Zelos, Greek god
170 Maria - Maria, sister of Italian astronomer Antonio Abetti, astronomer
171 Ophelia - Ophelia, character in Shakespeare's Hamlet
172 Baucis - Baucis, Greek mythological woman
173 Ino - Ino, mythological Greek woman
174 Phaedra - Phaedra, Greek mythological woman
175 Andromache - Andromache, Trojan wife of Hector
176 Iduna - Ydun, a club that hosted an astronomical conference in Stockholm, Sweden (the club was probably named after Iduna, a Norse goddess)
177 Irma - Unknown
178 Belisana - Belisana, Celtic goddess
179 Klytaemnestra - Clytemnestra, Greek mythological queen
180 Garumna - Ancient name for Garonne River, France
181 Eucharis - Eucharis, Greek nymph
182 Elsa - Perhaps the character in the legend of Lohengrin perpetuated by Richard Wagner's opera
183 Istria - Istria, peninsula in Croatia and Slovenia
184 Dejopeja - Deiopaea, Roman nymph
185 Eunike - Eunike, Greek Nereid
186 Celuta - Unknown
187 Lamberta - Johann Heinrich Lambert, astronomer
188 Menippe - Menippe, Greek daughter of Orion
189 Phthia - Phthia, various Greek figures and places
190 Ismene - Ismene, Greek daughter of Oedipus
191 Kolga - Kólga, Norse daughter of Ægir
192 Nausikaa - Nausicaa, mythological Greek princess
193 Ambrosia - Ambrosia, Greek food of the gods
194 Prokne - Procne, Greek sister of Philomela
195 Eurykleia - Eurycleia, Greek nurse of Odysseus
196 Philomela - Philomela, mythological Greek woman
197 Arete - Arete, Greek mother of Nausicaa
198 Ampella - Ampelos, Greek friend of Dionysus (?)
199 Byblis - Byblis, Greek mythological woman
200 Dynamene - Dynamene, Greek Nereid
201–300
201 Penelope - Penelope, Greek wife of Odysseus
202 Chryseïs - Chryseis, mythological Trojan woman
203 Pompeja - Pompeii, ruined Roman town
204 Kallisto - Callisto, Greek nymph
205 Martha - Martha, woman in the New Testament
206 Hersilia - Hersilia, Roman wife of Romulus
207 Hedda - Hedwig, wife of German astronomer Friedrich August Theodor Winnecke
208 Lacrimosa - Our Lady of Sorrows, a title referring to Mary, the mother of Jesus
209 Dido - Dido, mythological Carthaginian queen
210 Isabella - Unknown
211 Isolda - Isolde, heroine of the legend of Tristan and Iseult
212 Medea - Medea, Greek mythological witch
213 Lilaea - Lilaea, Greek Naiad
214 Aschera - Aschera, Sidonian goddess
215 Oenone - Oenone, Greek nymph
216 Kleopatra - Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt
217 Eudora - Eudora, Greek Hyad
218 Bianca - Bianca Bianchi, stage name of the German opera singer Bertha Schwarz
219 Thusnelda - Thusnelda, wife of Germanic warrior Arminius
220 Stephania - Princess Stéphanie of Belgium
221 Eos - Eos, Greek goddess
222 Lucia - Lucia, daughter of Austrian explorer Hans Wilczek
223 Rosa - Unknown
224 Oceana - The Pacific Ocean
225 Henrietta - Henrietta, wife of French astronomer Pierre Janssen
226 Weringia - Währing, part of Vienna
227 Philosophia - Philosophy
228 Agathe - Agathe, daughter of Austrian astronomer Theodor von Oppolzer
229 Adelinda - Adelinda, wife of Austrian astronomer Edmund Weiss
230 Athamantis - Athamantis, Greek daughter of Athamas
231 Vindobona - Latin name for Vienna, Austria
232 Russia - Russia, country
233 Asterope - Sterope, Greek Pleiad
234 Barbara - Saint Barbara (?)
235 Carolina - Caroline Island, now part of Kiribati
236 Honoria - Honoria, Roman goddess (?)
237 Coelestina - Coelestine, wife of Austrian astronomer Theodor von Oppolzer
238 Hypatia - Hypatia of Alexandria, philosopher
239 Adrastea - Adrasteia, Greek goddess
240 Vanadis - Vanadis, Norse goddess
241 Germania - Latin name for Germany
242 Kriemhild - Kriemhild, mythological Germanic princess
243 Ida - Ida, Cretan nymph, after whom Mount Ida is named, where the mythical dactyls lived ((243) Ida I Dactyl)
244 Sita - Sita, Hindu wife of Rama (?)
245 Vera - Unknown
246 Asporina - Asporina, goddess worshipped in Asia Minor
247 Eukrate - Eukrate, Greek Nereid
248 Lameia - Lamia, lover of Zeus
249 Ilse - Ilse, legendary German princess
250 Bettina - Baroness Bettina von Rothschild
251 Sophia - Sophia, wife of German astronomer Hugo von Seeliger
252 Clementina - Unknown
253 Mathilde - Mathilde, wife of French astronomer Maurice Loewy (?)
254 Augusta - Auguste von Littrow, author, and champion of women's rights; wife of Austrian astronomer Carl Ludwig von Littrow
255 Oppavia - Opava, now Czech Republic
256 Walpurga - Saint Walpurga
257 Silesia - Silesia, region of central Europe
258 Tyche - Tyche, Greek goddess
259 Aletheia - Aletheia, Greek goddess
260 Huberta - Saint Hubertus
261 Prymno - Prymno, Greek Oceanid
262 Valda - Unknown
263 Dresda - Dresden, Germany
264 Libussa - Libussa, legendary founder of Prague
265 Anna - Anny, daughter of Austrian astronomerEdmund Weiss (?)
266 Aline - Linda, daughter of Austrian astronomer Edmund Weiss (?)
267 Tirza - Tirzah, Biblical figure
268 Adorea - Adorea, Roman cake
269 Justitia - Justitia or Themis, Greek goddess
270 Anahita - Anahita, Persian goddess
271 Penthesilea - Penthesilea, mythological Amazon queen
272 Antonia - Unknown
273 Atropos - Atropos, Greek Fate
274 Philagoria - Philagoria, recreation club in Olmütz
275 Sapientia - Latin for wisdom
276 Adelheid - Unknown
277 Elvira - Character in books by Alphonse de Lamartine (?)
278 Paulina - Unknown
279 Thule - Thule, mythical northern land (usually identified with Scandinavia)
280 Philia - Philia, Greek nymph
281 Lucretia - Caroline Lucretia Herschel, astronomer
282 Clorinde - Heroine of Torquato Tasso's poem Jerusalem Delivered (?)
283 Emma - Unknown
284 Amalia - Unknown
285 Regina - Unknown
286 Iclea - Heroine of French astronomer Camille Flammarion's novel Uranie
287 Nephthys - Nephthys, Egyptian goddess
288 Glauke - Glauke, Greek daughter of Creon
289 Nenetta - French slang for a frivolous woman
290 Bruna - Brno, now Czech Republic
291 Alice - Unknown
292 Ludovica - Unknown
293 Brasilia - Brazil, country
294 Felicia - Unknown
295 Theresia - Maria Theresa of Austria (Theresia in German)
296 Phaëtusa - Phaethusa, Greek goddess
297 Caecilia - Unknown
298 Baptistina - Unknown
299 Thora - Thor, Norse god
300 Geraldina - Unknown
301–400
301 Bavaria - Bavaria, region of Germany
302 Clarissa - Unknown
303 Josephina - Discoverer Elia Millosevich simply stated "in homage to a person dear to me"
304 Olga - Olga, niece of Prussian astronomer Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander
305 Gordonia - James Gordon Bennett Jr, patron
306 Unitas - Book by Italian astronomer Pietro Angelo Secchi and also the unity of Italy
307 Nike - Nike, Greek goddess, and also Nice, France
308 Polyxo - Polyxo, Greek Hyad
309 Fraternitas - Latin for fraternity
310 Margarita - Unknown
311 Claudia - Unknown
312 Pierretta - Unknown
313 Chaldaea - Chaldea, Babylonian nation
314 Rosalia - Unknown
315 Constantia - Constancy
316 Goberta - Unknown
317 Roxane - Roxana, wife of Alexander the Great
318 Magdalena - Unknown
319 Leona - Unknown
320 Katharina - Mother of discoverer Johann Palisa
321 Florentina - Florentine, daughter of the discoverer, Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa
322 Phaeo - Phaeo, Greek Hyad
323 Brucia - Catherine Wolfe Bruce, American patron of astronomy
324 Bamberga - Bamberg, Germany
325 Heidelberga - Heidelberg, Germany
326 Tamara - Tamar of Georgia, medieval queen of Georgia
327 Columbia - Christopher Columbus
328 Gudrun - Gudrun, Norse wife of Sigurd
329 Svea - Sweden
330 Adalberta A910 CB Adalbert Merx, the discoverer's father-in-law (?)
331 Etheridgea - Unknown
332 Siri - Unknown
333 Badenia 1892 A Baden, region of Germany
334 Chicago 1892 L Chicago, USA
335 Roberta 1892 C Robert von Osten-Sacken, Baltic-German diplomat and entomologist
336 Lacadiera 1892 D La Cadière-d'Azur, village in Var, France
337 Devosa 1892 E Unknown
338 Budrosa 1892 F Unknown
339 Dorothea 1892 G Dorothea Klumpke-Roberts, astronomer
340 Eduarda 1892 H Heinrich Eduard von Lade, German banker and amateur astronomer
341 California 1892 J California, US state
342 Endymion 1892 K Endymion, Greek
343 Ostara 1892 N Ostara, Old High German name for Eostre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring, reconstructed by Jacob Grimm in his Deutsche Mythologie [H]
344 Desiderata 1892 M Queen Desideria of Sweden and Norway (Bernhardine Eugenie Désirée Bernadotte, née Clary)
345 Tercidina 1892 O Unknown
346 Hermentaria 1892 P Herment, village in Puy-de-Dôme, France (?)
347 Pariana 1892 Q Unknown
348 May 1892 R Karl May, German author (?)
349 Dembowska 1892 T Ercole Dembowski, Italian astronomer
350 Ornamenta 1892 U Antoinette Horneman from Scheveningen, daughter of a Dutch mariner. She was a very zealous member of the Société astronomique de France
351 Yrsa 1892 V Yrsa, famous queen in Norse mythology * (Schmadel and Herget list it as "unknown")
352 Gisela 1893 B Gisela Wolf, wife of the discoverer, Max Wolf
353 Ruperto-Carola 1893 F Ruprecht Karls University of Heidelberg
354 Eleonora 1893 A Unknown
355 Gabriella 1893 E Gabrielle Flammarion, French astronomer
356 Liguria 1893 G Liguria, region of Italy
357 Ninina 1893 J Unknown
358 Apollonia 1893 K Apollonia, Ancient Greek colony in Illyria (?)
359 Georgia 1893 M King George II of Great Britain
360 Carlova 1893 N Unknown
361 Bononia 1893 P Latin name for Bologna, Italy, and for Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
362 Havnia 1893 R Latin name for Copenhagen, Denmark
363 Padua 1893 S Padua, Italy
364 Isara 1893 T Isère River, France
365 Corduba 1893 V Latin name for Córdoba, Spain (?)
366 Vincentina 1893 W Vincenzo Cerulli, Italian astronomer
367 Amicitia 1893 AA Latin for friendship
368 Haidea 1893 AB Unknown
369 Aëria 1893 AE Air, one of the four classical elements
370 Modestia 1893 AC Modesty
371 Bohemia 1893 AD Bohemia, region of Czech Republic
372 Palma 1893 AH Palma de Mallorca, Spain
373 Melusina 1893 AJ Probably Melusine, mythological French mermaid, associated with the origins of the Lusignan dynasty
374 Burgundia 1893 AK Burgundy, region of France
375 Ursula 1893 AL Unknown
376 Geometria 1893 AM Geometry
377 Campania 1893 AN Campania, region of Italy
378 Holmia 1893 AP Latin name for Stockholm, Sweden
379 Huenna 1894 AQ Latin name for Hven, Swedish island
380 Fiducia 1894 AR Latin for confidence
381 Myrrha 1894 AS Myrrha, Greek mythological princess
382 Dodona 1894 AT Dodona (now Dodoni), Greece
383 Janina 1894 AU Unknown
384 Burdigala 1894 AV Latin name for Bordeaux, France
385 Ilmatar 1894 AX Ilmatar, Finnish goddess
386 Siegena 1894 AY Siegen, Germany
387 Aquitania 1894 AZ Aquitaine, region of France
388 Charybdis 1894 BA Charybdis, mythological Greek monster
389 Industria 1894 BB Latin for diligence
390 Alma 1894 BC River Alma, Crimea, Ukraine
391 Ingeborg 1894 BE Schmadel and Herget list it as "unknown", but it may possibly refer to an Ingeborg from Norse mythology.
392 Wilhelmina 1894 BF Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
393 Lampetia 1894 BG Lampetia, various Greek figures
394 Arduina 1894 BH Arduenna, Gaulish goddess
395 Delia 1894 BK Alternative name for the Greek goddess Artemis
396 Aeolia 1894 BL Aeolis or Aeolia, an ancient region of Asia Minor; or, the Aeolian Islands, Italy
397 Vienna 1894 BM Vienna, Austria
398 Admete 1894 BN Admete, Greek mythological woman
399 Persephone 1895 BP Persephone, Greek goddess
400 Ducrosa 1895 BU J. Ducros, astronomer
401–500
401 Ottilia 1895 BT Ottilia, character in German folklore
402 Chloë 1895 BW Chloe, mythological Greek shepherdess
403 Cyane 1895 BX Cyane, Greek nymph
404 Arsinoë 1895 BY Arsinoe, Greek mother of Orestes
405 Thia 1895 BZ Theia, one of the twelve Titans of Greek mythology
406 Erna 1895 CB Erna, daughter of Austrian astronomer Friedrich Bidschof (?)
407 Arachne 1895 CC Arachne, Greek mythological woman
408 Fama 1895 CD Fama, Roman goddess
409 Aspasia 1895 CE Aspasia, mistress of Pericles
410 Chloris 1896 CH Chloris, Greek goddess
411 Xanthe 1896 CJ Xanthe, one of the Oceanids, daughters of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys
412 Elisabetha 1896 CK Elisabeth Wolf, mother of the discoverer
413 Edburga 1896 CL Unknown
414 Liriope 1896 CN Liriope, Greek mother of Narcissus
415 Palatia 1896 CO The Electoral Palatinate, region of Germany
416 Vaticana 1896 CS Vatican Hill, Rome
417 Suevia 1896 CT Suevia, a fraternity of Heidelberg University
418 Alemannia 1896 CV Alemannia, a fraternity of Heidelberg University
419 Aurelia 1896 CW Unknown
420 Bertholda 1896 CY Berthold I, Margrave of Baden
421 Zähringia 1896 CZ The Zähringen family of Baden
422 Berolina 1896 DA Latin name for Berlin
423 Diotima 1896 DB Diotima of Mantinea, Greek teacher of Socrates
424 Gratia 1896 DF The Graces, Roman mythology
425 Cornelia 1896 DC Cornelia Africana, daughter of Scipio Africanus (?)
426 Hippo 1897 DH Hippo Regius, ancient town (now Annaba, Algeria)
427 Galene 1897 DJ Galene, Greek Nereid
428 Monachia 1897 DK Latin name for Munich, Germany
429 Lotis 1897 DL Lotis, Greek nymph
430 Hybris 1897 DM Hubris, Greek goddess
431 Nephele 1897 DN Nephele, Greek nymph
432 Pythia 1897 DO The Pythia, Greek prophetess
433 Eros 1898 DQ Eros, Greek god
434 Hungaria 1898 DR Latin for Hungary
435 Ella 1898 DS Unknown
436 Patricia 1898 DT Unknown
437 Rhodia 1898 DP Rhodia, Greek Oceanid
438 Zeuxo 1898 DU Zeuxo, Greek Oceanid
439 Ohio 1898 EB Ohio, US state and river
440 Theodora 1898 EC Theodora, daughter of Julius F. Stone, benefactor
441 Bathilde 1898 ED Unknown
442 Eichsfeldia 1899 EE Eichsfeld, region of Germany
443 Photographica 1899 EF Photography
444 Gyptis 1899 EL Gyptis, wife of Protis, founder of Marseille, France
445 Edna 1899 EX Edna, wife of Julius F. Stone, benefactor
446 Aeternitas 1899 ER Aeternitas, Roman god
447 Valentine 1899 ES Valentine, daughter of Baron Albert von Rothschild, benefactor
448 Natalie 1899 ET Unknown
449 Hamburga 1899 EU Hamburg, Germany
450 Brigitta 1899 EV Unknown
451 Patientia 1899 EY Latin for patience
452 Hamiltonia 1899 FD Mount Hamilton, California
453 Tea 1900 FA Unknown
454 Mathesis 1900 FC Greek for (the act of) learning, chosen to mark the 300th anniversary of the Mathematische Gesellschaft in Hamburg founded in 1690
455 Bruchsalia 1900 FG Bruchsal, Germany
456 Abnoba 1900 FH Abnoba, Celtic goddess
457 Alleghenia 1900 FJ Allegheny Observatory, USA
458 Hercynia 1900 FK Latin name for a forested region of Germany
459 Signe 1900 FM Signy, Norse sister of Sigmund
460 Scania 1900 FN Scania, region of Sweden
461 Saskia 1900 FP Saskia van Uylenburg, wife of Rembrandt
462 Eriphyla 1900 FQ Eriphyle, mythological Greek woman
463 Lola 1900 FS Character in Cavalleria Rusticana, opera by Mascagni (?)
464 Megaira 1901 FV Megaira, one of the Greek Furies
465 Alekto 1901 FW Alecto, one of the Greek Furies
466 Tisiphone 1901 FX Tisiphone, one of the Greek Furies
467 Laura 1901 FY Character in La Gioconda, opera by Amilcare Ponchielli (?)
468 Lina 1901 FZ Lina, a maidservant of the discoverer
469 Argentina 1901 GE Argentina, country [H]
470 Kilia 1901 GJ Latin for Kiel, Germany
471 Papagena 1901 GN Character in Mozart's opera The Magic Flute
472 Roma 1901 GP Rome, Italy
473 Nolli 1901 GC Nickname of a small child in the discoverer's family
474 Prudentia 1901 GD Prudentia, Roman allegorical figure
475 Ocllo 1901 HN Ocllo, Inca queen, named after the wife of one of the four sons of Pirua Wiracocha, creator god of civilization in Inca mythology
476 Hedwig 1901 GQ Hedwig, wife of astronomer Elis Stromgren
477 Italia 1901 GR Italy, country
478 Tergeste 1901 GU Latin name for Trieste, Italy
479 Caprera 1901 HJ Caprera, island in Sardinia, Italy
480 Hansa 1901 GL The Hanseatic League
481 Emita 1902 HP Unknown
482 Petrina 1902 HT Feminine form of Petrus, Latin for Peter, one of the discoverer's dogs
483 Seppina 1902 HU Sepp, another of the discoverer's dogs
484 Pittsburghia 1902 HX Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
485 Genua 1902 HZ Latin name for Genova, Italy
486 Cremona 1902 JB Cremona, Italy
487 Venetia 1902 JL Latinization for Venezia, Italy
488 Kreusa 1902 JG Creusa, various Greek figures
489 Comacina 1902 JM Comacina, island in Lake Como, Italy
490 Veritas 1902 JP Veritas, Roman goddess
491 Carina 1902 JQ Unknown
492 Gismonda 1902 JR Gismond, Italian folk tale heroine
493 Griseldis 1902 JS Patient Griselda, folk tale heroine
494 Virtus 1902 JV Virtus, Roman god
495 Eulalia 1902 KG The grandmother of the discoverer's wife
496 Gryphia 1902 KH Andreas Gryphius, German poet
497 Iva 1902 KJ Iva Shores, daughter of the discoverer's landlord
498 Tokio 1902 KU Tokyo, Japan
499 Venusia 1902 KX Alternative name for Hven, Swedish island
500 Selinur 1903 LA Character in Friedrich Theodor Vischer's novel Auch Einer

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  • Meanings of minor planet names: 7501–8000 — 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 …   Wikipedia

  • Meanings of minor planet names: 5001–5500 — 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 …   Wikipedia

  • Meanings of minor planet names: 501–1000 — This is a list of the sources of minor planet names. Those meanings marked with an asterisk (*) are guesswork, and should be checked against Lutz D. Schmadel s Dictionary of Minor Planet Names or Paul Herget s The Names of the Minor Planets to… …   Wikipedia

  • Meanings of minor planet names: 5501–6000 — 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 …   Wikipedia

  • Meanings of minor planet names: 1501–2000 — This is a list of the sources of minor planet names. Those meanings marked with an asterisk (*) are guesswork, and should be checked against Lutz D. Schmadel s Dictionary of Minor Planet Names or Paul Herget s The Names of the Minor Planets… …   Wikipedia

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