- Meanings of minor planet names: 85001–86000
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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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 85001–85100 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 † 85101–85200 85121 Loehde 1976 KF3 Franklin C. Loehde, retired Canadian science educator † ‡ + 85168 Albertacentenary 1989 RC6 Centenary of the provincehood of Alberta (in 2005) † ‡ 85179 Meistereckhart 1990 TS11 Master (Meister) Eckhart, German theologian and mystic † 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 † ‡ 85201–85300 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 † 85301–85400 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 † ‡ 85401–85500 85411 Paulflora 1996 VA1 Paul Flora, Austrian caricaturist, graphic artist and illustrator † 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 † 85501–85600 85559 Villecroze 1998 AC5 Jean-Louis Villecroze, husband of discoverer † 85585 Mjolnir 1998 FG2 Mjolnir, Thor's hammer † 85701–85800 85773 Gutbezahl 1998 UF15 Jennifer Gutbezahl, American psychologist † Preceded by
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 85,001–86,000
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