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Meanings of minor planet names: 1–1000

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. 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 (marked [H])[1] to ensure that the identification is correct. Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative. Names established from other sources should quote the reference.

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1 Ceres Ceres, Roman goddess of agriculture, grain crops, fertility and motherly relationships DMP · 1
2 Pallas Athena (Pallas), Greek goddess of wisdom, handicraft, and warfare DMP · 2
3 Juno Juno, Roman goddess of marriage and childbirth DMP · 3
4 Vesta Vesta, Roman goddess of the hearth, home, and family DMP · 4
5 Astraea Astraea, Greek virgin goddess of justice, innocence, purity and precision DMP · 5
6 Hebe Hebe, Greek goddess of eternal youth, prime of life, and forgiveness. Cupbearer to the gods. DMP · 6
7 Iris Iris, Greek goddess of the rainbow and messenger of the gods DMP · 7
8 Flora Flora, Roman goddess of flowers, gardens and spring DMP · 8
9 Metis Metis, an Oceanid from Greek mythology, one of the many daughters of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys. DMP · 9
10 Hygiea Hygieia, Greek goddess of health, one of the daughters of Asclepius, god of medicine DMP · 10
11 Parthenope Parthenope, one of the Sirens in Greek mythology DMP · 11
12 Victoria Victoria, Roman goddess of victory, daughter of Pallas and Styx DMP · 12
13 Egeria Egeria, minor Roman goddess and nymph, wife of Numa Pompilius, second king of Rome DMP · 13
14 Irene Eirene, Greek goddess of peace, daughter of Zeus and Themis DMP · 14
15 Eunomia Eunomia, minor Greek goddess goddess of law and legislation, daughter of Zeus and Themis DMP · 15
16 Psyche Psyche, Greek nymph and wife of Cupid, god of erotic love and affection DMP · 16
17 Thetis Thetis, a Nereid (sea nymph) from Greek mythology, one of the 50 daughters of Nereus and Doris. She is the mother of Achilles. DMP · 17
18 Melpomene Melpomene, the Muse of tragedy in Greek mythology. The nine Muses are the inspirational goddesses of literature, science, and the arts. They are the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne. DMP · 18
19 Fortuna Fortuna, Roman goddess of chance, luck and fate DMP · 19
20 Massalia The city of Marseilles (by its Latin name) in south-western France DMP · 20
21 Lutetia The city of Paris, capital of France, named by its Latin name, Lutetia. This asteroid was the first minor planet discovered by an amateur astronomer. DMP · 21
22 Kalliope Calliope, the Muse of epic, heroic poetry in Greek mythology. The nine Muses are the inspirational goddesses of literature, science, and the arts. They are the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne. DMP · 22
23 Thalia Thalia, the Muse of comedy in Greek mythology. The nine Muses are the inspirational goddesses of literature, science, and the arts. They are the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne. DMP · 23
24 Themis Themis, goddess of law in Greek mythology. She is one of the 12 first-generation Titans, the children of Uranus (Father Sky) and Gaea (Mother Earth). DMP · 24
25 Phocaea The ancient city of Phocaea, located on the western coast of Anatolia (Asia minor). The Greek settlers from Phocaea founded the colony of modern-day Marseille, France, where this asteroid was discovered at the Marseilles Observatory. DMP · 25
26 Proserpina Proserpina, Roman goddess of fertility, wine, agriculture. She is the daughter of Ceres and Jupiter, and was abducted by Pluto into the underworld. DMP · 26
27 Euterpe Euterpe, the Muse of music and lyric poetry in Greek mythology. The nine Muses are the inspirational goddesses of literature, science, and the arts. They are the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne. DMP · 27
28 Bellona Bellona, Roman goddess of war. The daughter of Jupiter and Juno (mythology) is the consort and sister of Mars. DMP · 28
29 Amphitrite Amphitrite, sea goddess and wife of Poseidon in Greek mythology. The queen of the sea is either an Oceanid, one of the many daughters of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys or a Nereid (a daughters of the Nereus and Doris). DMP · 29
30 Urania Urania, the Muse of astronomy in Greek mythology. The nine Muses are the inspirational goddesses of literature, science, and the arts. They are the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne. DMP · 30
31 Euphrosyne Euphrosyne, one of the three Charites (Graces) in Greek mythology. Charites are the daughters of Zeus and Eurynome, an Oceanid (sea nymph). Her other two sisters are Thalia and Aglaea (Aglaja). DMP · 31
32 Pomona Pomona, Roman goddess of fruit trees, gardens, and orchards. She is the wife of Vertumnus god of seasons, change and plant growth. DMP · 32
33 Polyhymnia Polyhymnia, the Muse of singing of hymns and rhetoric in Greek mythology. The nine Muses are the inspirational goddesses of literature, science, and the arts. They are the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne. DMP · 33
34 Circe Circe, goddess of magic in Greek mythology. The enchantress tried to influence Odysseus and changed his companions into pigs. DMP · 34
35 Leukothea Leukothea, daughter of king Cadmus and Harmonia, the goddess of harmony and concord in Greek mythology. Leukothea later became the goddess of the sea and is also known as Ino. DMP · 35
36 Atalante Atalanta, mythological Greek heroine, who would only marry the man defeating her in a footrace, while those who lost were killed. Hippomenes won the race against her with the help of three sacred apples he received from Aphrodite. DMP · 36
37 Fides Fides, the Roman goddess of faith, oaths and honesty DMP · 37
38 Leda Leda, queen of Sparta and mother of Helen of Troy in Greek mythology. She was seduced by Zeus in the guise of a swan (also see Leda and the Swan). DMP · 38
39 Laetitia Laetitia, Roman goddess of gaiety DMP · 39
40 Harmonia Harmonia, Greek goddess of harmony and concord. She is the daughter of Ares (god of war) and Aphrodite (goddess of love). DMP · 40
41 Daphne Daphne, a fresh water nymph (Naiad) in Greek mythology DMP · 41
42 Isis Isis, the Egyptian goddess who help the dead enter the afterlife. The name also alludes to Isis Pogson (1852–1945), British astronomer and meteorologist and daughter of the discoverer, Norman Pogson. DMP · 42
43 Ariadne Ariadne, Cretan princess and daughter of king Minos from Greek mythology, who sent every seven years 14 young noble citizens to the labyrinth, to be eaten by the Minotaur. Ariadne fell in love with Theseus and helped him to find his way out of the Minotaur's labyrinth. DMP · 43
44 Nysa The mythological region of Nysa. In Greek mythology, the mountainous was where the rain nymphs (Hyades) raised the infant god Dionysus. DMP · 44
45 Eugenia Eugénie de Montijo (1826–1920), Empress of France and mother of Napoleon Eugene, Prince Imperial, after whom Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's character The Little Prince is based. (The asteroid's companion is named Petit-Prince) DMP · 45
46 Hestia Hestia, Greek goddess of the hearth, home, and family. She is the daughter of the Titans Cronus and Rhea. Alternatively, she is one of the seven Hesperides, nymph daughters of the Titans Atlas and Hesperis. DMP · 46
47 Aglaja Aglaea (Aglaja), one of the three Charites (Graces) in Greek mythology. Charites are the daughters of Zeus and Eurynome, an Oceanid (sea nymph). Her other two sisters are Thalia and Euphrosyne. DMP · 47
48 Doris Doris, an Oceanid from Greek mythology, one of the many daughters of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys. Doris and her brother Nereus are the parents of Nerites and 50 Nereids (also sea nymphs). DMP · 48
49 Pales Pales, Roman goddess of shepherds, flocks and livestock DMP · 49
50 Virginia The ancient Roman story of Verginia (Virginia), a girl stabbed by her father in order to save her from Appius Claudius Crassus in 448 B.C. It also an allusion to U.S. state of Virginia. DMP · 50
51 Nemausa The city of Nîmes in southern France (by its Latin name "Nemausa") DMP · 51
52 Europa Europa, mythological Greek princess, abducted by Zeus in the form of a bull and gave birth to Minos, the first king of Crete. DMP · 52
53 Kalypso Calypso, an Oceanid from Greek mythology, one of the many daughters of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys. Calypso kept Odysseus prisoner at Ogygia for seven years. DMP · 53
54 Alexandra Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859), German explorer DMP · 54
55 Pandora Pandora, the first human woman in Greek mythology. She was created from clay by Hephaestus at the request of Zeus. DMP · 55
56 Melete Melete, one of the three original muses before the Nine Olympian Muses were founded. Her sisters were Aoide and Mneme. DMP · 56
57 Mnemosyne Mnemosyne, the goddess of memory in Greek mythology . She is the mother of the nine Muses with Zeus, and one of the 12 first-generation Titans, the children of Uranus (Father Sky) and Gaea (Mother Earth). DMP · 57
58 Concordia Concordia, Roman goddess of peace and concord. She is the daughter of Jupiter and Themis. DMP · 58
59 Elpis Elpis, the personification and spirit of hope in Greek mythology. In the 1860s, there was a dispute about a new nomenclature proposed by Urbain Le Verrier who wanted to name this asteroid after its discoverer, Jean Chacornac (1823–1873). This was rejected by the community of astronomers. The asteroid was then named by Karl L. Littrow on a request by Edmund Weiss since Chacornac refused to submit a name (other than his own). The given name is an allusion to the "hope" that this dispute could be settled. DMP · 59
60 Echo Echo, an Oread (mountain nymph) in Greek mythology, who, as a punishment, was only able to speak the last words spoken to her. When she fell in love with Narcissus, she was unable to tell him how she felt; and was forced to watch him as he fell in love with himself. DMP · 60
61 Danaë Danaë, daughter of king Acrisius and mother of hero Perseus by Zeus in Greek mythology. Danaë was confined in a brass tower by her father to keep her a virgin. Zeus however, desired her, and came to her in the form of golden rain which streamed in through the roof of her confinement and down into her womb. DMP · 61
62 Erato Erato, the Muse of love poetry in Greek mythology. The nine Muses are the inspirational goddesses of literature, science, and the arts. They are the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne. DMP · 62
63 Ausonia The country of Italy, by its ancient Greek name for lower Italy, derived from king Auson, a son of Odysseus and Kallisto. The term "Ausones" was also applied by Greek writers to describe various Italic peoples. DMP · 63
64 Angelina Astronomical station of Hungarian astronomer Franz Xaver von Zach (1754–1832), near Marseilles in France DMP · 64
65 Cybele Cybele, mother goddess worshiped as "Mountain Mother" by the Phrygias, and adopted as "Great Mother" by the Greeks and Romans. This asteroid was originally named "Maximiliana", after Maximilian II, king of Bavaria. This non-classical name, however, was rejected by several astronomers, also see (59). DMP · 65
66 Maja Maia, one of the Pleiades, the seven daughters of Titan Atlas and Oceanid nymph Pleione. Maia is the mother of the Olympian messenger god Hermes. DMP · 66
67 Asia Asia, an Oceanid from Greek mythology, one of the many daughters of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys. This was the first asteroid discovered in Asia. English astronomer N. R. Pogson discovered it at Madras Observatory, India, in April 1861. DMP · 67
68 Leto Leto, Goddess of motherhood in Greek mythology. She is the daughter of the Titans Coeus and Phoebe and mother of Olympian god Apollo. DMP · 68
69 Hesperia The country of Italy (by its Greek name Hesperia; "setting Sun" or "evening"). This asteroid was discovered one month after the Italian unification was proclaimed on 17 March 1861. DMP · 69
70 Panopaea Panopaea, a Nereid (sea nymph) from Greek mythology, one of the 50 daughters of Nereus and Doris. She was invoked by sailors during storms. DMP · 70
71 Niobe Niobe, daughter of king Tantalus in Greek mythology. The gods punished her by killing her seven sons and seven daughters and changing her into a rock. DMP · 71
72 Feronia Feronia, Roman goddess of groves, wildlife and freedman DMP · 72
73 Klytia Clytie, an Oceanid from Greek mythology, one of the many daughters of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys DMP · 73
74 Galatea Galatea, a Nereid (sea nymph) from Greek mythology, one of the 50 daughters of Nereus and Doris, who loved the shepherd Acis. Alternatively, the name may refer to the statue of a woman created by sculptor Pygmalion. DMP · 74
75 Eurydike Eurydice, an oak nymph and daughter of Apollo in Greek mythology. She was the wife of Orpheus, who failed to bring her back from the dead. With his enchanting music he softened the hearts of the gods who let him descend into the underworld under the condition that he must not look at her until both had reached the upper world. DMP · 75
76 Freia Freyja, the goddess of love and beauty in Norse mythology DMP · 76
77 Frigga Frigg, wife of Odin and queen of all the gods in Norse mythology DMP · 77
78 Diana Diana, goddess of the hunt in Roman mythology. She is the daughter of Jupiter and Latona. Her Greek counterpart is Artemis. DMP · 78
79 Eurynome Eurynome, an Oceanid from Greek mythology, one of the many daughters of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys. DMP · 79
80 Sappho Sappho (c. 630 – c. 570 BC), Greek poet who, according to mythology, killed herself by jumping off the cliffs for love of the ferryman Phaon. DMP · 80
81 Terpsichore Terpsichore, the Muse of dance and chorus in Greek mythology. The nine Muses are the inspirational goddesses of literature, science, and the arts. They are the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne. DMP · 81
82 Alkmene Alcmene, mother of the divine hero Heracles in Greek mythology. Zeus slept with Alcmene disguised as her husband Amphitryon. DMP · 82
83 Beatrix Beatrice Portinari (1265–1290), beloved of Italian poet Dante Alighieri DMP · 83
84 Klio Clio, the Muse of history in Greek mythology. The nine Muses are the inspirational goddesses of literature, science, and the arts. They are the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne. DMP · 84
85 Io Io, daughter of Inachus, king of Argos, and one of the mortal lovers of Zeus in Greek mythology. DMP · 85
86 Semele Semele, the youngest daughter of king Cadmus and the mother of Dionysus by Zeus in Greek mythology DMP · 86
87 Sylvia Rhea Sylvia, the mythical mother of the twins Romulus and Remus from Roman mythology (Src). Alternatively, it was named after Sylvie Petiaux-Hugo Flammarion, first wife of French astronomer Camille Flammarion (1842–1925) DMP · 87
88 Thisbe Thisbe, lover of Pyramus in Classical mythology. The two Babylonian lovers are also prominent in the comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream by Shakespeare. DMP · 88
89 Julia Julia of Corsica (c. died 439), a virgin martyr who is venerated as a Christian saint. DMP · 89
90 Antiope Antiope, an Amazon and daughter of Ares in Greek mythology. Alternatively, she was the daughter of Nycteus, king of Thebes, and the lover of Zeus. This minor planet is likely the first double asteroid ever discovered. DMP · 90
91 Aegina Aegina, daughter of the river-god Asopus and the river-nymph Metope. She was changed into the island of Aegina by Zeus. DMP · 91
92 Undina Heroine of the fairy-tale novella Undine by German writer Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué (1777–1843) DMP · 92
93 Minerva Minerva, goddess of wisdom and strategic warfare and daughter of Jupiter and Metis in Roman mythology. Her Greek equivalent is Athena. DMP · 93
94 Aurora Aurora, goddess of the dawn in Roman mythology. Her Greek counterpart is Eos, who is the daughter of the Titans Hyperion and Theia. DMP · 94
95 Arethusa Arethusa, one of the seven Hesperides, nymph daughters of the Titans Atlas and Hesperis DMP · 95
96 Aegle Aegle, one of the seven Hesperides, nymph daughters of the Titans Atlas and Hesperis DMP · 96
97 Klotho Clotho (Klotho), one of the Three Fates or Moirai who spin (Clotho), draw out (Lachesis) and cut (Atropos) the thread of Life in ancient Greek mythology. DMP · 97
98 Ianthe Ianthe, a girl who married Iphis after Isis turned Iphis from a woman into a man. Alternatively, she was an Oceanid from Greek mythology, one of the many daughters of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys. DMP · 98
99 Dike Dike, minor Greek goddess of human justice and the spirit of moral order, daughter of Zeus and Themis DMP · 99
100 Hekate Hecate, Greek goddess (The name "Hecate" also sounds like Greek hekaton meaning "one hundred.") DMP · 100

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101 Helena Helen of Troy, the most beautiful woman in the world in Greek mythology. The wife of king Menelaus of Sparta was abducted by Paris which led to the Trojan War. DMP · 101
102 Miriam Miriam, Biblical prophetess DMP · 102
103 Hera Hera, Greek goddess of marriage, childbirth, and family. She is the daughter of the Titans Cronus and Rhea, and sister and wife of Zeus. DMP · 103
104 Klymene One of various Greek figures named Clymene DMP · 104
105 Artemis Artemis, Greek goddess of the hunt, forests, and the Moon. She was the daughter of Zeus by Leto and twin sister of Apollo. Her Roman equivalent is Diana. DMP · 105
106 Dione Dione, an Oceanid from Greek mythology, one of the many daughters of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys. She was one of the wives of Zeus and mother of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, beauty and sexuality. DMP · 106
107 Camilla Feminine form of Camille Flammarion's name. Maybe also Camilla, mythological Volscian queen. DMP · 107
108 Hecuba Hecuba, wife of King Priam during the Trojan War in Greek mythology DMP · 108
109 Felicitas Felicitas, goddess of happiness in Roman mythology. She is often portrayed holding a caduceus (staff) and a cornucopia (horn of plenty). DMP · 109
110 Lydia Lydia, ancient region of Asia Minor DMP · 110
111 Ate Atë, goddess of mischief, delusion, ruin, and folly in Greek mythology. She is the daughter of Zeus or of Eris. DMP · 111
112 Iphigenia Iphigenia, mythological Greek princess DMP · 112
113 Amalthea Amalthea, mythological Greek nursemaid DMP · 113
114 Kassandra Cassandra, mythological Trojan prophetess DMP · 114
115 Thyra Thyra, wife of King Gorm of Denmark DMP · 115
116 Sirona Sirona, Celtic goddess DMP · 116
117 Lomia Misspelling of Lamia queen of Lybia, lover of Zeus DMP · 117
118 Peitho Peitho, Greek goddess DMP · 118
119 Althaea Althaea, Greek mother of Meleager DMP · 119
120 Lachesis Lachesis, one of the Three Fates or Moirai who spin (Clotho), draw out (Lachesis) and cut (Atropos) the thread of Life in ancient Greek mythology. DMP · 120
121 Hermione Hermione, mythological Greek princess DMP · 121
122 Gerda Gerðr, Norse goddess DMP · 122
123 Brunhild Brünnehilde, Norse Valkyrie DMP · 123
124 Alkeste Alcestis, mythological Greek woman DMP · 124
125 Liberatrix Possibly Adolphe Thiers (1797–1877), French president during the Franco-Prussian War. Also possibly Joan of Arc. DMP · 125
126 Velleda Veleda, Germanic priestess, leader of Batavian uprising against the Romans DMP · 126
127 Johanna Joan of Arc (1412–1431), saint and heroine of France DMP · 127
128 Nemesis Nemesis, Greek goddess DMP · 128
129 Antigone Antigone, mythological Greek princess DMP · 129
130 Elektra Electra, mythological Greek princess DMP · 130
131 Vala Völva, mythological Norse prophetess DMP · 131
132 Aethra Aethra, Greek mother of Theseus DMP · 132
133 Cyrene Cyrene, Greek lover of Apollo DMP · 133
134 Sophrosyne Sophrosyne, Plato's concept of moderation DMP · 134
135 Hertha Nerthus (Hertha), Norse goddess, also see (601) Nerthus DMP · 135
136 Austria Austria, country DMP · 136
137 Meliboea Meliboea, various Greek figures DMP · 137
138 Tolosa Latin for Toulouse, France DMP · 138
139 Juewa Chinese for 'Star of China's Fortune' DMP · 139
140 Siwa Siwa, Slavic goddess DMP · 140
141 Lumen Lumen : Récits de l'infini, book by Camille Flammarion (1842–1925) DMP · 141
142 Polana Pula, city now in Croatia DMP · 142
143 Adria Adriatic Sea DMP · 143
144 Vibilia Vibilia, Roman goddess and patroness of journeyings DMP · 144
145 Adeona Adeona, Roman goddess and patroness of homecomings DMP · 145
146 Lucina Lucina, Roman goddess DMP · 146
147 Protogeneia Protogeneia, mythological Greek princess DMP · 147
148 Gallia Gaul, Roman province DMP · 148
149 Medusa Medusa, mythological Greek monster DMP · 149
150 Nuwa Nüwa, Chinese mythological figure DMP · 150
151 Abundantia Abundantia, Roman goddess DMP · 151
152 Atala Atala, eponymous hero of novel by François-René de Chateaubriand DMP · 152
153 Hilda Daughter of Austrian astronomer Theodor von Oppolzer (1841–1886) DMP · 153
154 Bertha Berthe Martin-Flammarion, sister of French astronomer Camille Flammarion (1842–1925) DMP · 154
155 Scylla Scylla, Greek mythological monster DMP · 155
156 Xanthippe Xanthippe, wife of Socrates DMP · 156
157 Dejanira Deianira, mythological Greek princess DMP · 157
158 Koronis Coronis, various Greek figures DMP · 158
159 Aemilia Via Aemilia, Roman road DMP · 159
160 Una Una, character in Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene DMP · 160
161 Athor Hathor, Egyptian goddess DMP · 161
162 Laurentia Joseph Jean Pierre Laurent (died 1900), French amateur astronomer DMP · 162
163 Erigone Erigone, various Greek figures DMP · 163
164 Eva unknown origin of name; it may refer to Eve. DMP · 164
165 Loreley The Lorelei, character in German folklore DMP · 165
166 Rhodope Queen Rhodope, Greek mythology DMP · 166
167 Urda Urd, Norse Norn DMP · 167
168 Sibylla The Sibyls, Greek prophetesses DMP · 168
169 Zelia Niece of French astronomer Camille Flammarion (1842–1925) DMP · 169
170 Maria Maria, sister of Italian astronomer Antonio Abetti (1846–1928) DMP · 170
171 Ophelia Ophelia, character in Shakespeare's Hamlet DMP · 171
172 Baucis Baucis, Greek mythological woman DMP · 172
173 Ino Ino, mythological Greek woman DMP · 173
174 Phaedra Phaedra, Greek mythological woman DMP · 174
175 Andromache Andromache, Trojan wife of Hector DMP · 175
176 Iduna Ydun, a club that hosted an astronomical conference in Stockholm, Sweden (the club was probably named after Iduna, a Norse goddess) DMP · 176
177 Irma unknown origin of name DMP · 177
178 Belisana Belisana, Celtic goddess DMP · 178
179 Klytaemnestra Clytemnestra, Greek mythological queen DMP · 179
180 Garumna Ancient name for river Garonne, France DMP · 180
181 Eucharis Eucharis, Greek nymph DMP · 181
182 Elsa Elsbeth – the Austrian variant of "Elisabeth" a common female first name – and only later changed into a more lyrical "Elsa" with the consent of the discoverer, Johann Palisa. It may also refer to the Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1854–1898), or other person or characters. DMP · 182
183 Istria Istria, peninsula in Croatia and Slovenia DMP · 183
184 Dejopeja Deiopaea, Roman nymph DMP · 184
185 Eunike Eunice (Eunike), a Nereid (sea nymph) from Greek mythology, one of the 50 daughters of Nereus and Doris, whose name means "happy victory". It was chosen to commemorate the Treaty of San Stefano, which was signed two days after the discovery of this asteroid by C. H. F. Peters in March 1878. DMP · 185
186 Celuta Celuta, the main character in the short novella René by French author François-René de Chateaubriand (1768–1848) DMP · 186
187 Lamberta Johann Heinrich Lambert (1728–1777), Swiss polymath DMP · 187
188 Menippe Menippe, Greek daughter of Orion DMP · 188
189 Phthia Phthia, various Greek figures and places DMP · 189
190 Ismene Ismene, Greek daughter of Oedipus DMP · 190
191 Kolga Kólga, daughter of Ægir in Norse mythology DMP · 191
192 Nausikaa Nausicaa, mythological Greek princess DMP · 192
193 Ambrosia Ambrosia, Greek food of the gods DMP · 193
194 Prokne Procne, sister of Philomela in Greek mythology DMP · 194
195 Eurykleia Eurycleia, Greek nurse of Odysseus DMP · 195
196 Philomela Philomela, sister of Procne in Greek mythology DMP · 196
197 Arete Arete, Greek mother of Nausicaa DMP · 197
198 Ampella Ampelos, Greek friend of Dionysus DMP · 198
199 Byblis Byblis, Greek mythological woman DMP · 199
200 Dynamene Dynamene, a Nereid (sea nymph) from Greek mythology, one of the 50 daughters of Nereus and Doris. DMP · 200

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201 Penelope Penelope, Greek wife of Odysseus DMP · 201
202 Chryseïs Chryseis, mythological Trojan woman DMP · 202
203 Pompeja Pompeii, ruined Roman town DMP · 203
204 Kallisto Callisto, Greek nymph DMP · 204
205 Martha Martha, woman in the New Testament DMP · 205
206 Hersilia Hersilia, Roman wife of Romulus DMP · 206
207 Hedda Hedwig, wife of German astronomer Friedrich August Theodor Winnecke (1835–1897) DMP · 207
208 Lacrimosa Our Lady of Sorrows, a title referring to Mary, the mother of Jesus DMP · 208
209 Dido Dido, mythological Carthaginian queen DMP · 209
210 Isabella Unknown origin of name DMP · 210
211 Isolda Isolde, heroine of the legend of Tristan and Iseult DMP · 211
212 Medea Medea, Greek mythological witch DMP · 212
213 Lilaea Lilaea, Greek Naiad DMP · 213
214 Aschera Astarte (Aschera, Astoreth), Sidonian and Phoenician goddess of love and fertility, also see (672) DMP · 214
215 Oenone Oenone, Greek nymph DMP · 215
216 Kleopatra Cleopatra (69–30 BC), Queen of Egypt DMP · 216
217 Eudora Eudora, Greek Hyad DMP · 217
218 Bianca Bianca Bianchi, stage name of the German opera singer Bertha Schwarz (1855–1947) DMP · 218
219 Thusnelda Thusnelda, wife of Germanic warrior Arminius DMP · 219
220 Stephania Princess Stéphanie of Belgium (1864–1945) DMP · 220
221 Eos Eos, Greek goddess DMP · 221
222 Lucia Lucia, daughter of Austrian explorer Count Johann Nepomuk Wilczek (1837–1922) DMP · 222
223 Rosa Unknown origin of name DMP · 223
224 Oceana The Pacific Ocean DMP · 224
225 Henrietta Henrietta, wife of French astronomer Pierre Janssen (1824–1907) DMP · 225
226 Weringia Währing, part of Vienna DMP · 226
227 Philosophia Philosophy DMP · 227
228 Agathe Agathe, daughter of Austrian astronomer Theodor von Oppolzer (1841–1886) DMP · 228
229 Adelinda Adelinde Weiss (née Fenzel), wife of Austrian astronomer Edmund Weiss (1837–1917), director of the Vienna Observatory where this asteroid was discovered by Johann Palisa; also see (265), (266), and (583). DMP · 229
230 Athamantis Athamantis, Greek daughter of Athamas DMP · 230
231 Vindobona Latin name for Vienna, Austria DMP · 231
232 Russia Russia, country DMP · 232
233 Asterope Sterope, Greek Pleiad DMP · 233
234 Barbara Saint Barbara DMP · 234
235 Carolina Caroline Island, now part of Kiribati DMP · 235
236 Honoria Honoria, Roman goddess DMP · 236
237 Coelestina Coelestine, wife of Austrian astronomer Theodor von Oppolzer (1841–1886) DMP · 237
238 Hypatia Hypatia (c. 350–415), Greek philosopher DMP · 238
239 Adrastea Adrasteia, Greek goddess DMP · 239
240 Vanadis Vanadis, Norse goddess DMP · 240
241 Germania Latin name for Germany DMP · 241
242 Kriemhild Kriemhild, mythological Germanic princess DMP · 242
243 Ida Ida, Cretan nymph, after whom Mount Ida is named, where the mythical dactyls lived ((243) Ida I Dactyl) DMP · 243
244 Sita Sita, Hindu wife of Rama DMP · 244
245 Vera Unknown origin of name. The asteroid's name was suggested by the wife of the discoverer, N. R. Pogson (1829–1891) DMP · 245
246 Asporina Asporina, goddess worshipped in Asia Minor DMP · 246
247 Eukrate Eukrate, a Nereid (sea nymph) from Greek mythology, one of the 50 daughters of Nereus and Doris. DMP · 247
248 Lameia Lamia, lover of Zeus DMP · 248
249 Ilse Ilse, legendary German princess DMP · 249
250 Bettina Bettina Caroline de Rothschild (1858–1892), Austrian Baroness and wife of Albert Salomon Anselm von Rothschild, who named the asteroid after her. The discoverer, Johann Palisa, reportedly sold the naming rights for 50 pounds in order to help fund his expedition to observe the total solar eclipse of August 29, 1886. Src DMP · 250
251 Sophia Sophia, wife of German astronomer Hugo von Seeliger (1849–1924) DMP · 251
252 Clementina Unknown origin of name. The asteroid was named by its discoverer, Henri Joseph Anastase Perrotin (1845–1904) DMP · 252
253 Mathilde Mathilde, wife of French astronomer Maurice Loewy (1833–1907) DMP · 253
254 Augusta Auguste von Littrow (1819–1890), author, and champion of women's rights; wife of Austrian astronomer Carl Ludwig von Littrow DMP · 254
255 Oppavia Opava, now Czech Republic DMP · 255
256 Walpurga Saint Walpurga DMP · 256
257 Silesia Silesia, region of central Europe DMP · 257
258 Tyche Tyche, Greek goddess DMP · 258
259 Aletheia Veritas (Aletheia), Greek goddess DMP · 259
260 Huberta Saint Hubertus DMP · 260
261 Prymno Prymno, one of the Oceanids, daughters of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys in Greek mythology DMP · 261
262 Valda Unknown origin of name. The asteroid's name was proposed by the Baroness Bettina Caroline de Rothschild, see (250) DMP · 262
263 Dresda The city of Dresden in Germany DMP · 263
264 Libussa Libussa, legendary founder of Prague DMP · 264
265 Anna Anny Weiss (née Kretschmar), daughter-in-law of Austrian astronomer Edmund Weiss (1837–1917), director of the Vienna Observatory where this asteroid was discovered by Johann Palisa; also see (229) and (266) DMP · 265
266 Aline Linda von Schuster (née Weiss), daughter of Austrian astronomer Edmund Weiss (1837–1917), director of the Vienna Observatory where this asteroid was discovered by Johann Palisa; also see (229) and (265) DMP · 266
267 Tirza Tirzah, Biblical figure DMP · 267
268 Adorea Adorea, Roman cake DMP · 268
269 Justitia Justitia or Themis, Greek goddess DMP · 269
270 Anahita Anahita, Persian goddess DMP · 270
271 Penthesilea Penthesilea, mythological Amazon queen DMP · 271
272 Antonia Unknown origin of name DMP · 272
273 Atropos Atropos, one of the Three Fates or Moirai who spin (Clotho), draw out (Lachesis) and cut (Atropos) the thread of Life in ancient Greek mythology. DMP · 273
274 Philagoria Philagoria, recreation club in Olmütz DMP · 274
275 Sapientia Latin for wisdom DMP · 275
276 Adelheid Unknown origin of name DMP · 276
277 Elvira Character in books by Alphonse de Lamartine (1790–1869) DMP · 277
278 Paulina Unknown origin of name DMP · 278
279 Thule Thule, mythical northern land (usually identified with Scandinavia) DMP · 279
280 Philia Philia, Greek nymph DMP · 280
281 Lucretia Caroline Herschel (1750–1848), German astronomer DMP · 281
282 Clorinde Clorinda, heroine of Torquato Tasso's poem Jerusalem Delivered DMP · 282
283 Emma Unknown origin of name DMP · 283
284 Amalia Unknown origin of name DMP · 284
285 Regina Unknown origin of name DMP · 285
286 Iclea Heroine of French astronomer Camille Flammarion's novel Uranie DMP · 286
287 Nephthys Nephthys, Egyptian goddess DMP · 287
288 Glauke Glauke, Greek daughter of Creon DMP · 288
289 Nenetta French slang for a frivolous woman DMP · 289
290 Bruna Brno, now Czech Republic DMP · 290
291 Alice Unknown origin of name. The asteroid was named by the French Astronomical Society (French: Société astronomique de France). DMP · 291
292 Ludovica Unknown origin of name. The asteroid was named by the French Astronomical Society (French: Société astronomique de France). DMP · 292
293 Brasilia Brazil, country DMP · 293
294 Felicia Unknown origin of name DMP · 294
295 Theresia Unknown origin of name. Previously, the name was erroneously attributed to Maria Theresa (1717–1780), Holy Roman Empress and queen of Hungary and Bohemia. DMP · 295
296 Phaëtusa Phaethusa, Greek goddess DMP · 296
297 Caecilia Unknown origin of name DMP · 297
298 Baptistina Unknown origin of name DMP · 298
299 Thora Thor, god of thunder, weather and storms in Norse mythology DMP · 299
300 Geraldina Unknown origin of name DMP · 300

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301 Bavaria Bavaria, region of Germany DMP · 301
302 Clarissa Unknown origin of name DMP · 302
303 Josephina Discoverer Elia Millosevich simply stated "in homage to a person dear to me" DMP · 303
304 Olga Olga, niece of German astronomer Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander (1799–1875) DMP · 304
305 Gordonia James Gordon Bennett Jr. (1841–1918), editor of the New York Herald, founded by his father DMP · 305
306 Unitas Book by Italian astronomer Angelo Secchi (1818–1878); also named for the unity of Italy DMP · 306
307 Nike Nike, Greek goddess, and also Nice, France DMP · 307
308 Polyxo Polyxo, Greek Hyad DMP · 308
309 Fraternitas Latin for fraternity DMP · 309
310 Margarita Unknown origin of name DMP · 310
311 Claudia Unknown origin of name DMP · 311
312 Pierretta Unknown origin of name DMP · 312
313 Chaldaea Chaldea, Babylonian nation DMP · 313
314 Rosalia Unknown origin of name DMP · 314
315 Constantia Constancy DMP · 315
316 Goberta Unknown origin of name DMP · 316
317 Roxane Roxana (c. 340–310 BC), wife of Alexander the Great DMP · 317
318 Magdalena Unknown origin of name DMP · 318
319 Leona Unknown origin of name DMP · 319
320 Katharina Mother of discoverer Johann Palisa (1848–1925) DMP · 320
321 Florentina Florentine, daughter of the discoverer, Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa DMP · 321
322 Phaeo Phaeo, Greek Hyad DMP · 322
323 Brucia Catherine Wolfe Bruce (1816–1900), American patron of astronomy DMP · 323
324 Bamberga Bamberg, Germany DMP · 324
325 Heidelberga Heidelberg, Germany DMP · 325
326 Tamara Tamar of Georgia (c. 1160–1213), queen of Georgia DMP · 326
327 Columbia Christopher Columbus (1451–1506), an Italian explorer, navigator, who initiated the permanent European colonization of the Americas DMP · 327
328 Gudrun Gudrun, Norse wife of Sigurd DMP · 328
329 Svea Sweden DMP · 329
330 Adalberta A910 CB Adalbert Merx (1838–1909), German Protestant theologian and orientalist; father-in-law of the discoverer, Max Wolf DMP · 330
331 Etheridgea Unknown origin of name DMP · 331
332 Siri Unknown origin of name DMP · 332
333 Badenia 1892 A Baden, region of Germany DMP · 333
334 Chicago 1892 L Chicago, United States DMP · 334
335 Roberta 1892 C Carl Robert Osten-Sacken (1828–1906), Baltic-German diplomat and entomologist DMP · 335
336 Lacadiera 1892 D La Cadière-d'Azur, village in Var, France DMP · 336
337 Devosa 1892 E Unknown origin of name DMP · 337
338 Budrosa 1892 F Unknown origin of name DMP · 338
339 Dorothea 1892 G Dorothea Klumpke (1861–1942), American astronomer DMP · 339
340 Eduarda 1892 H Heinrich Eduard von Lade (1817–1904), German banker and amateur astronomer DMP · 340
341 California 1892 J California, US state DMP · 341
342 Endymion 1892 K Endymion, Greek mythology DMP · 342
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 DMP · 343
344 Desiderata 1892 M Désirée Clary (1777–1860), Queen of Sweden and Norway DMP · 344
345 Tercidina 1892 O Unknown origin of name DMP · 345
346 Hermentaria 1892 P Herment, village in Puy-de-Dôme, France DMP · 346
347 Pariana 1892 Q Unknown origin of name DMP · 347
348 May 1892 R Karl May (1842–1912), German author DMP · 348
349 Dembowska 1892 T Ercole Dembowski (1812–1881), Italian astronomer DMP · 349
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 DMP · 350
351 Yrsa 1892 V Unknown origin of name; it may refer to Yrsa, queen in Norse mythology DMP · 351
352 Gisela 1893 B Gisela Wolf, wife of the discoverer, Max Wolf (1863–1932) DMP · 352
353 Ruperto-Carola 1893 F Ruprecht Karls University of Heidelberg DMP · 353
354 Eleonora 1893 A Unknown origin of name DMP · 354
355 Gabriella 1893 E Gabrielle Flammarion (1877–1962), French astronomer DMP · 355
356 Liguria 1893 G Liguria, region of Italy DMP · 356
357 Ninina 1893 J Unknown origin of name DMP · 357
358 Apollonia 1893 K Apollonia, Ancient Greek colony in Illyria DMP · 358
359 Georgia 1893 M King George II of Great Britain (1683–1760) DMP · 359
360 Carlova 1893 N Unknown origin of name DMP · 360
361 Bononia 1893 P Latin name for Bologna, Italy, and for Boulogne-sur-Mer, France DMP · 361
362 Havnia 1893 R Latin name for Copenhagen, Denmark DMP · 362
363 Padua 1893 S Padua, Italy DMP · 363
364 Isara 1893 T River Isère, France DMP · 364
365 Corduba 1893 V Latin name for Córdoba, Spain DMP · 365
366 Vincentina 1893 W Vincenzo Cerulli (1859–1927), Italian astronomer DMP · 366
367 Amicitia 1893 AA Latin for friendship DMP · 367
368 Haidea 1893 AB Unknown origin of name DMP · 368
369 Aëria 1893 AE Air, one of the four classical elements DMP · 369
370 Modestia 1893 AC Modesty DMP · 370
371 Bohemia 1893 AD Bohemia, region of Czech Republic DMP · 371
372 Palma 1893 AH Palma de Mallorca, Spain DMP · 372
373 Melusina 1893 AJ Probably Melusine, mythological French mermaid, associated with the origins of the Lusignan dynasty DMP · 373
374 Burgundia 1893 AK Burgundy, region of France DMP · 374
375 Ursula 1893 AL Unknown origin of name DMP · 375
376 Geometria 1893 AM Geometry DMP · 376
377 Campania 1893 AN Campania, region of Italy DMP · 377
378 Holmia 1893 AP Latin name for Stockholm, Sweden DMP · 378
379 Huenna 1894 AQ Latin name for Hven, Swedish island DMP · 379
380 Fiducia 1894 AR Latin for confidence DMP · 380
381 Myrrha 1894 AS Myrrha, Greek mythological princess DMP · 381
382 Dodona 1894 AT Dodona (now Dodoni), Greece DMP · 382
383 Janina 1894 AU Unknown origin of name DMP · 383
384 Burdigala 1894 AV Latin name for Bordeaux, France DMP · 384
385 Ilmatar 1894 AX Ilmatar, Finnish goddess DMP · 385
386 Siegena 1894 AY Siegen, Germany DMP · 386
387 Aquitania 1894 AZ Aquitaine, region of France DMP · 387
388 Charybdis 1894 BA Charybdis, mythological Greek monster DMP · 388
389 Industria 1894 BB Latin for diligence DMP · 389
390 Alma 1894 BC Alma River on the Crimean peninsula DMP · 390
391 Ingeborg 1894 BE Unknown origin of name; it may refer to Ingeborg from Norse mythology DMP · 391
392 Wilhelmina 1894 BF Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (1880–1962) DMP · 392
393 Lampetia 1894 BG Lampetia, various Greek figures DMP · 393
394 Arduina 1894 BH Arduenna, Gaulish goddess DMP · 394
395 Delia 1894 BK Alternative name for the Greek goddess Artemis DMP · 395
396 Aeolia 1894 BL Aeolis or Aeolia, an ancient region of Asia Minor; or, the Aeolian Islands, Italy DMP · 396
397 Vienna 1894 BM Vienna, Austria DMP · 397
398 Admete 1894 BN Admete, Greek mythological woman DMP · 398
399 Persephone 1895 BP Persephone, Greek goddess DMP · 399
400 Ducrosa 1895 BU J. Ducros, French mechanician at Nice Observatory DMP · 400

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401 Ottilia 1895 BT Ottilia, character in German folklore DMP · 401
402 Chloë 1895 BW Chloe, shepherdess from Greek mythology DMP · 402
403 Cyane 1895 BX Cyane, a nymph from Greek mythology DMP · 403
404 Arsinoë 1895 BY Arsinoe, mother of Orestes from Greek mythology DMP · 404
405 Thia 1895 BZ Theia, one of the twelve Titans from Greek mythology DMP · 405
406 Erna 1895 CB Erna Bidschof, granddaughter of Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa (1848–1925) DMP · 406
407 Arachne 1895 CC Arachne, Greek mythological woman DMP · 407
408 Fama 1895 CD Pheme (Fama), Roman goddess DMP · 408
409 Aspasia 1895 CE Aspasia (c. 470–400 BC), mistress of Pericles, Greek statesman and general of Athens during its golden age DMP · 409
410 Chloris 1896 CH Chloris, Greek goddess DMP · 410
411 Xanthe 1896 CJ Xanthe, an Oceanid (sea nymph) from Greek mythology. The numerous Oceanids are the daughters of Oceanus and Tethys (Titans). DMP · 411
412 Elisabetha 1896 CK Elise Wolf (1840–1924), mother of the discoverer Max Wolf DMP · 412
413 Edburga 1896 CL unknown origin of name DMP · 413
414 Liriope 1896 CN Liriope, mother of Narcissus from Greek mythology DMP · 414
415 Palatia 1896 CO The Electorate of the Palatinate, region of Germany DMP · 415
416 Vaticana 1896 CS Vatican Hill, Rome DMP · 416
417 Suevia 1896 CT Suevia, a fraternity of Heidelberg University DMP · 417
418 Alemannia 1896 CV Alemannia, a fraternity of Heidelberg University DMP · 418
419 Aurelia 1896 CW unknown origin of name DMP · 419
420 Bertholda 1896 CY Berthold I of Zähringen (c. 1000–1078), Margrave of Baden DMP · 420
421 Zähringia 1896 CZ The Zähringen family of Baden DMP · 421
422 Berolina 1896 DA Berolina, Latin name for the city of Berlin, Germany DMP · 422
423 Diotima 1896 DB Diotima of Mantinea, Greek teacher of Socrates DMP · 423
424 Gratia 1896 DF The Graces, Roman mythology DMP · 424
425 Cornelia 1896 DC Cornelia Africana, daughter of Scipio Africanus DMP · 425
426 Hippo 1897 DH Hippo Regius, now Annaba, ancient town in Algeria DMP · 426
427 Galene 1897 DJ Galene, a Nereid (sea nymph) from Greek mythology, one of the 50 daughters of Nereus and Doris. DMP · 427
428 Monachia 1897 DK Monachia, Latin name for the German city of Munich DMP · 428
429 Lotis 1897 DL Lotis, a nymph in Greek mythology DMP · 429
430 Hybris 1897 DM Hubris, Greek goddess DMP · 430
431 Nephele 1897 DN Nephele, a nymph in Greek mythology DMP · 431
432 Pythia 1897 DO The Pythia, Greek prophetess DMP · 432
433 Eros 1898 DQ Eros, Greek god DMP · 433
434 Hungaria 1898 DR Latin for Hungary, a country in Central Europe DMP · 434
435 Ella 1898 DS unknown origin of name DMP · 435
436 Patricia 1898 DT unknown origin of name DMP · 436
437 Rhodia 1898 DP Rhodia, an Oceanid (sea nymph) from Greek mythology DMP · 437
438 Zeuxo 1898 DU Zeuxo, an Oceanid in Greek mythology DMP · 438
439 Ohio 1898 EB Ohio, U.S. state and river DMP · 439
440 Theodora 1898 EC Theodora, daughter of Julius F. Stone, benefactor and time trustee of the Ohio State University DMP · 440
441 Bathilde 1898 ED unknown origin of name DMP · 441
442 Eichsfeldia 1899 EE The region of Eichsfeld, located in Lower Saxony, Germany DMP · 442
443 Photographica 1899 EF Photography, the method first used by Max Wolf (1863–1932) to discover asteroids DMP · 443
444 Gyptis 1899 EL Gyptis, wife of Protis, founder of Marseille, France DMP · 444
445 Edna 1899 EX Edna, wife of Julius F. Stone, benefactor and time trustee of the Ohio State University DMP · 445
446 Aeternitas 1899 ER Aeternitas, Roman god DMP · 446
447 Valentine 1899 ES Valentine, daughter of Baron Albert von Rothschild (1844–1911), benefactor DMP · 447
448 Natalie 1899 ET unknown origin of name DMP · 448
449 Hamburga 1899 EU The city of Hamburg, Germany DMP · 449
450 Brigitta 1899 EV unknown origin of name DMP · 450
451 Patientia 1899 EY Patientia, Latin for patience DMP · 451
452 Hamiltonia 1899 FD Mount Hamilton, California DMP · 452
453 Tea 1900 FA unknown origin of name DMP · 453
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 DMP · 454
455 Bruchsalia 1900 FG Bruchsal, Germany DMP · 455
456 Abnoba 1900 FH Abnoba, Celtic goddess DMP · 456
457 Alleghenia 1900 FJ Allegheny Observatory, Pennsylvania, United States DMP · 457
458 Hercynia 1900 FK Latin name for a forested region of Germany DMP · 458
459 Signe 1900 FM Signy, sister of Sigmund in Norse mythology DMP · 459
460 Scania 1900 FN Skåne (Scania), region of Sweden DMP · 460
461 Saskia 1900 FP Saskia van Uylenburgh (1612–1642), wife of Rembrandt DMP · 461
462 Eriphyla 1900 FQ Eriphyle, mythological Greek woman DMP · 462
463 Lola 1900 FS Lola, character in Cavalleria Rusticana, opera by Italian composer Pietro Mascagni (1863–1945) DMP · 463
464 Megaira 1901 FV Megaira, one of the Greek Erinyes (Furies) DMP · 464
465 Alekto 1901 FW Alecto, one of the Greek Erinyes (Furies) DMP · 465
466 Tisiphone 1901 FX Tisiphone, one of the Greek Erinyes (Furies) DMP · 466
467 Laura 1901 FY Laura, character in La Gioconda, opera by Italian composer Amilcare Ponchielli (1834–1886). Alternatively, it may have been named after the character in Sonnets to Laura by Petrarch (1304–1374) DMP · 467
468 Lina 1901 FZ Lina, a maidservant of the discoverer Max Wolf (1863–1932) DMP · 468
469 Argentina 1901 GE Argentina, country in South America DMP · 469
470 Kilia 1901 GJ Latin for Kiel, Germany DMP · 470
471 Papagena 1901 GN Papagena, a character in Mozart's opera The Magic Flute DMP · 471
472 Roma 1901 GP The city of Rome, Italy DMP · 472
473 Nolli 1901 GC Nolli is a nickname for a small child used in Max Wolf's family (discoverer) DMP · 473
474 Prudentia 1901 GD Prudentia, Roman allegorical figure DMP · 474
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 DMP · 475
476 Hedwig 1901 GQ Hedwig, wife of Swedish–Danish astronomer Elis Strömgren (1870–1947) DMP · 476
477 Italia 1901 GR Italy, country DMP · 477
478 Tergeste 1901 GU Latin name for Trieste, Italy DMP · 478
479 Caprera 1901 HJ Caprera, island in Sardinia, Italy DMP · 479
480 Hansa 1901 GL The Hanseatic League, a medieval confederation of merchant guilds and market towns in Northwestern and Central Europe DMP · 480
481 Emita 1902 HP unknown origin of name DMP · 481
482 Petrina 1902 HT Feminine form of Petrus, Latin for Peter, one of the discoverer's dogs (Max Wolf) DMP · 482
483 Seppina 1902 HU Sepp, name of one of the discoverer's dogs (Max Wolf) DMP · 483
484 Pittsburghia 1902 HX Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States DMP · 484
485 Genua 1902 HZ Latin name for the city of Genova, in Liguria, Italy DMP · 485
486 Cremona 1902 JB The city of Cremona in Lombardy, Italy DMP · 486
487 Venetia 1902 JL The Italian Veneto region with its capital Venice DMP · 487
488 Kreusa 1902 JG Creusa, various Greek figures DMP · 488
489 Comacina 1902 JM Comacina, island in Lake Como, Italy DMP · 489
490 Veritas 1902 JP Veritas, Roman goddess DMP · 490
491 Carina 1902 JQ unknown origin of name DMP · 491
492 Gismonda 1902 JR Gismonda, a figure in The Decameron, a collection of novellas by Italian Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–1375). She is the daughter of Tancred, prince of Salerno. DMP · 492
493 Griseldis 1902 JS Griselda, folk tale heroine DMP · 493
494 Virtus 1902 JV Virtus, Roman god DMP · 494
495 Eulalia 1902 KG The grandmother of the discoverer's wife (Max Wolf) DMP · 495
496 Gryphia 1902 KH Andreas Gryphius, German poet DMP · 496
497 Iva 1902 KJ Iva Shores, daughter of the discoverer's landlord (Raymond Smith Dugan) DMP · 497
498 Tokio 1902 KU The city of Tokyo, Japan DMP · 498
499 Venusia 1902 KX Venusia, an alternative name for the Swedish island of Hven DMP · 499
500 Selinur 1903 LA Selinur, a character in the novel Auch Einer by German Friedrich Theodor Vischer (1807–1887) DMP · 500

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501 Urhixidur 1903 LB Urhixidur, character in the novel Auch Einer by German Friedrich Theodor Vischer (1807–1887) DMP · 501
502 Sigune 1903 LC Sigune, character in the novel Auch Einer by German Friedrich Theodor Vischer (1807–1887). The name may originate from Arthurian legend, where Sigune is the cousin of Parzival. DMP · 502
503 Evelyn 1903 LF Evelyn Smith Dugan, the discoverer's (Raymond Smith Dugan) mother DMP · 503
504 Cora 1902 LK Cora, from Inca mythology. She is the wife of one of the four sons of Pirua Wiracocha, creator god of Inca civilization. Also see (5056). DMP · 504
505 Cava 1902 LL Cava, figure in Inca mythology DMP · 505
506 Marion 1903 LN Marion Orcutt, cousin of American discoverer Raymond Smith Dugan (1878–1940) DMP · 506
507 Laodica 1903 LO Laodice from Greek mythology. She is the daughter of Hecuba and Trojan king Priam. DMP · 507
508 Princetonia 1903 LQ Princeton University, New Jersey, United States DMP · 508
509 Iolanda 1903 LR Unknown origin of name DMP · 509
510 Mabella 1903 LT Mabel Loomis Todd (1856–1932), American editor and writer. She is the daughter of the mathematician Elias Loomis, and the wife of astronomer David Peck Todd (see next entry). DMP · 510
511 Davida 1903 LU David Peck Todd (1855–1939), American astronomer and husband to Mabel Loomis Todd (see previous entry). DMP · 511
512 Taurinensis 1903 LV The city of Turin in northern Italy. Its Latin name is Taurinum. DMP · 512
513 Centesima 1903 LY Centesima, for the 100th discovery of an asteroid made by Max Wolf (1863–1932) DMP · 513
514 Armida 1903 MB Armida, fictional character in the epic poem Jerusalem Delivered by Italian baroque poet Torquato Tasso (1544–1595). The story of Armida and Rinaldo has also been the basis of several the operas including Armide by German bohemian Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714–1787), also see (579). DMP · 514
515 Athalia 1903 ME Athalia, Biblical queen of Judah (2 Kings ix) DMP · 515
516 Amherstia 1903 MG Amherst College in Massachusetts, United States, the alma mater of the discoverer Raymond Smith Dugan (1878–1940) DMP · 516
517 Edith 1903 MH Edith Dugan Eveleth, sister of American discoverer Raymond Smith Dugan DMP · 517
518 Halawe 1903 MO Halva (Halawe), a type of Arabic sweetmeat, a favourite of the discoverer Raymond Smith Dugan DMP · 518
519 Sylvania 1903 MP From "sylvan" (forest, wood), for the discoverer's (Raymond Smith Dugan) passion of tramping through the forests since he was a small boy DMP · 519
520 Franziska 1903 MV Unknown origin of name DMP · 520
521 Brixia 1904 NB The Italian city of Brescia (Brixia in Latin), birthplace of astronomer Emilio Bianchi, who computed the asteroid's orbit. DMP · 521
522 Helga 1904 NC ([H] only says "Named by Lt. Th. Lassen, orbit computer"; see AN 169, 363. Note that computer does not refer to a personal computer, i.e. a machine, but rather to a person actually doing the necessary calculations) DMP · 522
523 Ada 1904 ND Ada Helme, school friend and neighbour of the discoverer DMP · 523
524 Fidelio 1904 NN Leonora's pseudonym in Beethoven's only opera Fidelio DMP · 524
525 Adelaide 1908 EKa Queen Adelaide, consort to King William IV ([H] says nothing) This name was first borne by a Max Wolf discovery until it was identified as 1171 Rusthawelia; the name was then reassigned to this J. H. Metcalf discovery DMP · 525
526 Jena 1904 NQ Jena, Germany, on the occasion of a meeting of the Astronomische Gesellschaft there in 1905 (see AN 172, 287) DMP · 526
527 Euryanthe 1904 NR The main character in the opera Euryanthe by German composer Carl Maria von Weber (1786–1826) DMP · 527
528 Rezia 1904 NS Rezia, a character in the opera Oberon by Carl Maria von Weber (1786–1826) DMP · 528
529 Preziosa 1904 NT Character in Cervantes' short story La Gitanilla DMP · 529
530 Turandot 1904 NV Turandot, character in the opera Turandot by Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924) DMP · 530
531 Zerlina 1904 NW Zerlina, character in the opera Don Giovanni by Mozart (1756–1791) DMP · 531
532 Herculina 1904 NY Feminine form of Hercules, Roman demigod ([H] simply says "named by Prof. Elia Millosevich, Observatory of the Collegio Romano" AN 167, 45) DMP · 532
533 Sara 1904 NZ Sara, a friend of the discoverer Raymond Smith Dugan (1878–1940) DMP · 533
534 Nassovia 1904 OA The Nassau Hall is the oldest building at Princeton University in New Jersey, United States. DMP · 534
535 Montague 1904 OC The town of Montague, Massachusetts, the birthplace of the American discoverer Raymond Smith Dugan (1878–1940) DMP · 535
536 Merapi 1904 OF Mount Merapi on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, site of several expeditions to observe the solar eclipse of 17 May 1901 DMP · 536
537 Pauly 1904 OG Max Pauly, German businessman (manager of a sugar factory) and amateur optician whom Ernst Abbe appointed as head of the newly established Astronomy Division of Zeiss to design and produce telescope lenses; he ground the 10-inch lens of the Bruce double-astrograph, the "jewel" of the Heidelberg Observatory DMP · 537
538 Friederike 1904 OK Friederike, a friend of the discoverer Paul Götz (1883–1962) from Heidelberg, Germany DMP · 538
539 Pamina 1904 OL Pamina, a character in the opera The Magic Flute by Mozart (1756–1791) DMP · 539
540 Rosamunde 1904 ON The main character in the play Rosamunde by Helmina von Chézy, best remembered for its incidental music composed by Schubert (1797–1828) DMP · 540
541 Deborah 1904 OO Deborah, Biblical prophetess who helped to free the Israelites. She is mentioned in the Book of Judges. DMP · 541
542 Susanna 1904 OQ Susanna, a friend of the co-discoverer Paul Götz (1883–1962) from Heidelberg, Germany DMP · 542
543 Charlotte 1904 OT Charlotte, a friend of the discoverer Paul Götz (1883–1962) from Heidelberg, Germany DMP · 543
544 Jetta 1904 OU Jetta, a legendary German soothsayer. "Jettenbühl" is the site where Jetta was said to have lived and on which the medieval Heidelberg Castle was later built. DMP · 544
545 Messalina 1904 OY Messalina (c. 17/20–48), the third wife of Roman Emperor Claudius DMP · 545
546 Herodias 1904 PA Herodias (c. 15 BC — 39 AD), princess of the Herodian dynasty of Judaea during the time of the Roman Empire. She was a consort of Herod Antipas, the 1st-century ruler of Galilee and Perea. In the Gospels, Herodias plays a major role in the execution of John the Baptist. DMP · 546
547 Praxedis 1904 PB Praxedis, a character in the novel Ekkehard by German Joseph Victor von Scheffel (1826–1886) DMP · 547
548 Kressida 1904 PC Cressida, Trojan princess, character of Shakespeare's play Troilus and Cressida (based on the medieval legend of Troy, as opposed to the classical) DMP · 548
549 Jessonda 1904 PK Jessonda, a character in the opera Jessonda by German composer Louis Spohr (1784–1859) DMP · 549
550 Senta 1904 PL Senta, a character in the opera The Flying Dutchman by German composer Richard Wagner (1813–1883) DMP · 550
551 Ortrud 1904 PM Ortrud, a character in the opera Lohengrin by Richard Wagner, where she is the wife of Ferederick of Telramund. DMP · 551
552 Sigelinde 1904 PO Sigelinde, a character in the opera Die Walküre by Richard Wagner (1813–1883) DMP · 552
553 Kundry 1904 PP Kundry, a character in the opera Parsifal by Richard Wagner, who is both sorceress and mortal woman. The opera is based on the epic by Wolfram von Eschenbach. DMP · 553
554 Peraga 1905 PS The village of Vigonza (Peraga) in northern Italy, where the family of astronomer G. Abetti, who computed the asteroid's orbit, owned country villa. DMP · 554
555 Norma 1905 PT The main character in the opera Norma by Italian composer Vincenzo Bellini (1801–1835) DMP · 555
556 Phyllis 1905 PW Phyllis, from Greek mythology. The Thracian princess commits suicide when she realizes that her husband, king Demophon of Athens, will not return to her. DMP · 556
557 Violetta 1905 PY Violetta, the frivolous woman and leading character in the opera La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi. The opera is based on the novel La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas fils (1824–1895) DMP · 557
558 Carmen 1905 QB The main character in the opera Carmen by Frech composer Georges Bizet (1838–1875). The opera is based on the novella Carmen by Prosper Mérimée (1803–1870). DMP · 558
559 Nanon 1905 QD The operetta Nanon, die Wirtin vom Goldenen Lamm by German-Austrian composer Richard Genée (1823–1895) DMP  · 559
560 Delila 1905 QF Delilah, Biblical character, set to music by Saint-Saëns in his Samson et Délila DMP · 560
561 Ingwelde 1905 QG Ingwelde, opera by Max von Schillings (?) ([H] simply says « German feminine first name ») DMP · 561
562 Salome 1905 QH Salomé, Biblical daughter of Herod the Great, character of Richard Strauss' opera Salome, in turn based on Oscar Wilde's Salomé play DMP · 562
563 Suleika 1905 QK Suleika, character in the philosophical novel Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900). Suleika and Dudu (see entry below) are mentioned in chapter "Among the Daughters of the Wilderness" (German: Unter Töchtern der Wüste, link) and are the novel's only feminine names. DMP · 563
564 Dudu 1905 QM Dudu, character in the philosophical novel Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900). Dudu and Suleika (see entry above) are mentioned in chapter "Among the Daughters of the Wilderness" (German: Unter Töchtern der Wüste, link) and are the novel's only feminine names. DMP · 564
565 Marbachia 1905 QN The town of Marbach in Hesse, Germany DMP · 565
566 Stereoskopia 1905 QO The Blink comparator, formerly known as "stereo-comparator", is an apparatus used to find differences between two photographs of the night sky by rapidly "blinking" back and forth between the two. In 1902, this asteroid was the first to be discovered by this method using photographic plates taken in 1899. The asteroid was named by the inventor of the Blink comparator, Carl Pulfrich (1858–1927). DMP · 566
567 Eleutheria 1905 QP Eleutheria, the goddess of liberty in Greek mythology. The counterpart of Eleutheria among the Roman gods is Libertas. DMP · 567
568 Cheruskia 1905 QS Cheruskia, student fraternity at Heidelberg University, named in turn after the Cherusci, an early German tribe DMP · 568
569 Misa 1905 QT Misa, from Greek mythology. She is the mother of Dionysus (Bacchus) and a divinity in Orphism, a mystic religion from the ancient Greek and Hellenistic world. DMP · 569
570 Kythera 1905 QX Kythira, Greek island (First name in a long list published in 1914) DMP  · 570
571 Dulcinea 1905 QZ Dulcinea, a character in the novel Don Quixote by Spanish writer Cervantes (1547–1616) DMP · 571
572 Rebekka 1905 RB Rebekka, a "bourgeois daughter" from Heidelberg, Germany. The name was given by the discoverer Paul Götz and may be inspired by the asteroid's provisional designation which contains the letters "RB". DMP  · 572
573 Recha 1905 RC Recha, a character in the play Nathan der Weise by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729–1781). The name may be inspired by the asteroid's provisional designation which contains the letters "RC". DMP · 573
574 Reginhild 1905 RD Unknown origin of name. The choice for the German feminine first name may have been inspired by the asteroid's provisional designation, containing the letters "RD". DMP · 574
575 Renate 1905 RE Unknown origin of name; the name may be inspired by the asteroid's provisional designation, containing the letters "RE". DMP · 575
576 Emanuela 1905 RF Emanuela, a friend of the discoverer Paul Götz (1883–1962) DMP · 576
577 Rhea 1905 RH Rhea, from Greek mythology. She is a Titan of the first generation and known as "the mother of gods". The name may be inspired by the asteroid's provisional designation, containing the letters "RH". DMP · 577
578 Happelia 1905 RZ Carl Happel (1820–1914), a German painter and benefactor of the Heidelberg Observatory, where the Happel Laboratory is named after him. DMP · 578
579 Sidonia 1905 SD Sidonia, character in the epic poem Jerusalem Delivered by Italian baroque poet Torquato Tasso (1544–1595). The character has also been adopted in the opera Armide by German bohemian Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714–1787), which is based on the poem. Also see (514). The name Sidonia may be inspired by the asteroid's provisional designation, containing the letters "SD". DMP · 579
580 Selene 1905 SE Selene, lunar goddess from Greek mythology DMP · 580
581 Tauntonia 1905 SH The city of Taunton, Massachusetts, in the United States, where this asteroid was discovered by Joel Hastings Metcalf DMP · 581
582 Olympia 1906 SO Olympia, Greece DMP · 582
583 Klotilde 1905 SP Klotilde, daughter of Austrian astronomer Edmund Weiss (1837–1917), director of the Vienna Observatory where this asteroid was discovered by Johann Palisa. It was named by Klotilde's mother, Adelinde Weiss (née Fenzel); also see (229). DMP · 583
584 Semiramis 1906 SY Semiramis, Assyrian queen DMP · 584
585 Bilkis 1906 TA The Biblical Queen of Sheba who visited King Solomon. In the Qur'an, she is known as "Bilqis", "Balqis" or "Balkis". DMP · 585
586 Thekla 1906 TC Thecla (born 30 AD), a saint of the early Christian Church DMP · 586
587 Hypsipyle 1906 TF Hypsipyle, mythological Greek queen of Lemnos, mother of twins by Jason DMP · 587
588 Achilles 1906 TG Achilles, the greatest warrior in Greek mythology DMP · 588
589 Croatia 1906 TM The country of Croatia in southeastern Europe DMP · 589
590 Tomyris 1906 TO Tomyris, Scythian Queen of the Massagetae DMP · 590
591 Irmgard 1906 TP Unknown origin of name. Irmgard is a common feminine first name in German. DMP · 591
592 Bathseba 1906 TS Bathsheba, wife of Urias, mother of Solomon DMP · 592
593 Titania 1906 TT Titania, folkloric queen of the fairies (name inspired by the provisionla designation letters: Titania) DMP · 593
594 Mireille 1906 TW Mirèio, a narrative poem by French poet Frédéric Mistral (1830–1914), the source of inspiration for the opera Mireille by the French composer Charles Gounod DMP · 594
595 Polyxena 1906 TZ Polyxena, from Greek mythology. The Trojan princess is the daughter of Priam and Hecuba. DMP · 595
596 Scheila 1906 UA An English student at the University of Heidelberg, a friend of the discoverer DMP · 596
597 Bandusia 1906 UB Spring of Bandusia, a fountain near Polezzo in Italy DMP · 597
598 Octavia 1906 UC Claudia Octavia (c. 39–62), Roman Empress, stepsister and first wife of Nero DMP · 598
599 Luisa 1906 UJ Unknown origin of name DMP · 599
600 Musa 1906 UM The Muses, the nine inspirational goddesses of poetry, science, and the arts in Greek mythology DMP · 600

601–700Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
601 Nerthus 1906 UN Nerthus, Germanic/Scandinavian Earth Mother goddess DMP · 601
602 Marianna 1906 TE Unknown origin of name DMP · 602
603 Timandra 1906 TJ Timandra, mythological Greek woman, sister of Helen of Troy, mother of Evander DMP · 603
604 Tekmessa 1906 TK Tecmessa, mythological Greek woman, daughter of the Phrygian prince Teubrantes, captive of Ajax, by whom she had a son, Eurysaces DMP · 604
605 Juvisia 1906 UU The city of Juvisy-sur-Orge, France, location of the Camille Flammarion Observatory DMP · 605
606 Brangäne 1906 VB Brangäne, character in the opera Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner. She is a maid servant of Isolda. DMP · 606
607 Jenny 1906 VC Jenny Adolfine Kessler, friend of the discoverer August Kopff, on the occasion of her engagement (also see next entry) DMP · 607
608 Adolfine 1906 VD Jenny Adolfine Kessler, friend of the discoverer August Kopff, on the occasion of her engagement (also see previous entry) DMP · 608
609 Fulvia 1906 VF Fulvia (c. 83 BC – 40 BC), aristocratic Roman woman and wife of Mark Antony DMP · 609
610 Valeska 1906 VK Unknown origin of name. The choice for this name may have been inspired by the asteroid's provisional designation, containing the letters "VK". DMP · 610
611 Valeria 1906 VL Unknown origin of name. The choice for this name may have been inspired by the asteroid's provisional designation, containing the letters "VL" DMP · 611
612 Veronika 1906 VN Unknown origin of name. The choice for this name may have been inspired by the asteroid's provisional designation, containing the letters "VN" DMP · 612
613 Ginevra 1906 VP Guinevere, wife of King Arthur from Arthurian legend (possibly) DMP · 613
614 Pia 1906 VQ Pia Observatory (German: Pia-Sternwarte), in Trieste, Italy, the private observatory of Johann Nepomuk Krieger (1865–1902), German amateur astronomer and selenographer DMP · 614
615 Roswitha 1906 VR Hrotsvitha of Gandersheim (c. 935–973), German poet DMP · 615
616 Elly 1906 VT Elly Boehm, wife of German mathematician Karl Boehm (1873–1958; bio-de) DMP · 616
617 Patroclus 1906 VY Patroclus, warrior from Greek mythology, close friend of Achilles and killed by Hector. The satellite of this Jupiter trojan, (617) Patroclus I Menoetius, was named after Menoetius, father of Patroclus. DMP · 617
618 Elfriede 1906 VZ Unknown origin of name DMP · 618
619 Triberga 1906 WC The town of Triberg im Schwarzwald, southern Germany DMP · 619
620 Drakonia 1906 WE Drake University, Iowa, US, where the orbit computers worked DMP · 620
621 Werdandi 1906 WJ Verdandi, one of the Norns in Norse mythology DMP · 621
622 Esther 1906 WP Esther, Biblical heroine described in the Book of Esther as a Jewish queen of the Persian king Ahasuerus DMP · 622
623 Chimaera 1907 XJ Mount Chimaera of Lycia, inspiration for the Chimera, mythological Greek monster DMP · 623
624 Hektor 1907 XM Hector, Trojan hero from Greek mythology DMP · 624
625 Xenia 1907 XN Unknown origin of name. The choice for this name may have been inspired by the asteroid's provisional designation, containing the letters "XN" DMP · 625
626 Notburga 1907 XO Saint Notburga (c. 1265–1313), holy character of the Neckar valley, the discovery site DMP · 626
627 Charis 1907 XS Charis, one of the Charites (Graces), the goddesses of charm, beauty, creativity, and fertility in Greek mythology. They are the daughters of Zeus and Eurynome and include Euphrosyne, Thalia and Aglaea (Aglaja). DMP · 627
628 Christine 1907 XT Unknown origin of name DMP · 628
629 Bernardina 1907 XU Unknown origin of name DMP · 629
630 Euphemia 1907 XW Saint Euphemia (died 303 AD), whose feast day is September 16. The name also means a good omen. DMP · 630
631 Philippina 1907 YJ Philipp Kessler, friend of the discoverer, on the occasion of his engagement. He is a friend of the astronomer August Kopff who discovered this asteroid (see also 634). DMP · 631
632 Pyrrha 1907 YX Pyrrha, wife of Deukalion, Greek mythological woman DMP · 632
633 Zelima 1907 ZM Unknown origin of name. The choice for this name may have been inspired by the asteroid's provisional designation, containing the letters "ZM" DMP · 633
634 Ute 1907 ZN Ute Kessler, on the occasion of her engagement. She is a friend of the astronomer August Kopff who discovered this asteroid (see also 631). DMP · 634
635 Vundtia 1907 ZS Wilhelm Wundt (1832–1920), German psychologist DMP · 635
636 Erika 1907 XP Unknown origin of name DMP · 636
637 Chrysothemis 1907 YE Chrysothemis, mythological daughter of Agamemnon, character in Sophocles' Electra DMP · 637
638 Moira 1907 ZQ Moirai (Moira), Greek goddess of fate DMP · 638
639 Latona 1907 ZT Roman goddess Latona, daughter of Ceo Titan, loved by Jupiter, and mother of Apollo and Diana DMP · 639
640 Brambilla 1907 ZW Prinzessin Brambilla, novel written by E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776–1822), and set to music by Walter Braunfels (1882–1954) DMP · 640
641 Agnes 1907 ZX Unknown origin of name DMP · 641
642 Clara 1907 ZY Clara, one of the discoverer's housekeepers (Max Wolf) DMP · 642
643 Scheherezade 1907 ZZ Scheherazade, legendary Arabic storyteller in 1001 Nights DMP · 643
644 Cosima 1907 AA Cosima Wagner (1837–1930), daughter of Hungarian pianist and composer Franz Liszt, and second wife of German composer Richard Wagner DMP · 644
645 Agrippina 1907 AG Agrippina the Elder (14 BC–33) and her daughter Agrippina the Younger (15–59), two Roman noblewomen. Former was the wife of general Germanicus and mother of Emperor Caligula, while the latter was the mother of Emperor Nero. DMP · 645
646 Kastalia 1907 AC Castalia, Greek nymph whom Apollo transformed into a fountain at Delphi, at the base of Mount Parnassos DMP · 646
647 Adelgunde 1907 AD Unknown origin of name DMP · 647
648 Pippa 1907 AE Pippa, main character in the novel And Pippa Dances (German: Und Pippa Tanzt!) by German writer Gerhardt Hauptmann (1862–1946) DMP · 648
649 Josefa 1907 AF Unknown origin of name. A feminine first name in German. DMP · 649
650 Amalasuntha 1907 AM Amalasuntha, Ostrogoth queen, daughter of Theoderich DMP · 650
651 Antikleia 1907 AN Anticlea, from Greek mythology. She is the wife of Laertes and mother of Odysseus. DMP · 651
652 Jubilatrix 1907 AU The 60-year jubilee of Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria, during which this minor planet was discovered DMP · 652
653 Berenike 1907 BK Berenice II of Egypt (c. 267–221 BC), queen of Cyrene and Egypt DMP · 653
654 Zelinda 1908 BM Zelinda Dini, sister of Italian mathematician Ulisse Dini (1845–1918). The name was proposed by astronomer Elia Millosevich, a good friend of Dini. DMP · 654
655 Briseïs 1907 BF Briseis, mythological Trojan slave DMP · 655
656 Beagle 1908 BU HMS Beagle, Darwin's ship DMP · 656
657 Gunlöd 1908 BV Gunnlod, mythological Norse giantess DMP · 657
658 Asteria 1908 BW Asteria, various Greek figures DMP · 658
659 Nestor 1908 CS Nestor, mythological Greek king DMP · 659
660 Crescentia 1908 CC Heroine of a German legend, a variant of the Genevieve of Brabant medieval story, found in the Historie von der geduldigen Konigin Crescentia, itself based on a 12th-century poem in the Kaiserchronik DMP · 660
661 Cloelia 1908 CL Cloelia, legendary Roman woman DMP · 661
662 Newtonia 1908 CW previously believed to refer to Isaac Newton, British physicist; but later correctly identified as being named after Newton, Massachusetts (Isaac Newton is now honored by asteroid 8000 Isaac Newton) DMP · 662
663 Gerlinde 1908 DG Unknown origin of name DMP · 663
664 Judith 1908 DH Biblical heroine dramatised in Friedrich Hebbel's play Judith DMP · 664
665 Sabine 1908 DK Unknown origin of name. DMP · 665
666 Desdemona 1908 DM Desdemona, character in Shakespeare's Othello. The name may have been inspired by the asteroid's provisional designation, containing the letters "DM". DMP · 666
667 Denise 1908 DN Unknown origin of name. The choice for this name may have been inspired by the asteroid's provisional designation, containing the letters "DN". DMP · 667
668 Dora 1908 DO Dora, a friend of the wife of astronomer August Kopff, who discovered this asteroid. The name may have been inspired by the asteroid's provisional designation, containing the letters "DO". DMP · 668
669 Kypria 1908 DQ Kypria, poem sometimes attributed to Homer, which serves as an introduction to the Iliad DMP · 669
670 Ottegebe 1908 DR Character in Gerhardt Hauptmann's play Der arme Heinrich DMP · 670
671 Carnegia 1908 DV The Carnegie Institution of Washington, DC, founded by Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-born American businessman and philanthropist DMP · 671
672 Astarte 1908 DY 'Ashtart, Phoenician goddess of love and fertility DMP · 672
673 Edda 1908 EA The Norse Edda, a collection of myths DMP · 673
674 Rachele 1908 EP Wife of Italian astronomer Emilio Bianchi, the orbit computer DMP · 674
675 Ludmilla 1908 DU Character in the opera Ruslan and Lyudmila by Russian composer Mikhail Glinka (1804–1857) DMP · 675
676 Melitta 1909 FN Attic form of the Greek name Melissa, nymph changed into a bee (and also an allusion to the discoverer's name, Melotte) DMP · 676
677 Aaltje 1909 FR Aaltje Noordewier–Reddingius (1868–1949), a Dutch classical soprano DMP · 677
678 Fredegundis 1909 FS Fredegundis, an opera based on the life of Fredegund (a.k.a. Fredegunda, Fredegundis, Fredigundis, Frédégonde, Queen consort of Chilperic I, the Merovingian Frankish king of Soissons), begun by the French composer Ernest Guirand and completed by Saint-Saëns DMP · 678
679 Pax 1909 FY Pax, Roman goddess of peace. Her Greek equivalent is Eirene. DMP · 679
680 Genoveva 1909 GW Main character in Friedrich Hebbel's play Genoveva DMP · 680
681 Gorgo 1909 GZ Gorgon (German: Gorgo) one of the three sisters – Euryale, Stheno, and Medusa – who had hair made of living, venomous snakes and a gaze that could turn one to stone. DMP · 681
682 Hagar 1909 HA Hagar, Biblical woman in the Book of Genesis DMP · 682
683 Lanzia 1909 HC Karl Lanz (1873–1921; bio-de), a German mechanical engineer and industrialist who provided the funds for the re-establishment of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities DMP · 683
684 Hildburg 1909 HD Unknown origin of name. The choice for this German feminine first name may have been inspired by the asteroid's provisional designation, containing the letters "HD". DMP · 684
685 Hermia 1909 HE Unknown origin of name DMP · 685
686 Gersuind 1909 HF Main character in the play Gersuind by Gerhart Hauptmann DMP · 686
687 Tinette 1909 HG Unknown origin of name DMP · 687
688 Melanie 1909 HH Unknown origin of name DMP · 688
689 Zita 1909 HJ Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma, wife of Emperor Charles I of Austria DMP · 689
690 Wratislavia 1909 HZ Latin for Breslau (Wrocław), now in Poland DMP · 690
691 Lehigh 1909 JG Lehigh University, US, where the computer (J. B. Reynolds) was DMP · 691
692 Hippodamia 1901 HD Hippodamia, queen of Pisa from Greek mythology. She is the wife of Pelops and ancestor to king Agamemnon. The choice for this name may have been inspired by the asteroid's provisional designation, containing the letters "HD". DMP · 692
693 Zerbinetta 1909 HN Character in Richard Strauss' opera Ariadne auf Naxos DMP · 693
694 Ekard 1909 JA Drake University, US ('Drake' backwards), where the orbit computers (S. B. Nicholson and his wife) were DMP · 694
695 Bella 1909 JB Unknown origin of name DMP · 695
696 Leonora 1910 JJ Mary Leonora Snow, wife of the orbit computer, Arthur Snow DMP · 696
697 Galilea 1910 JO Galileo Galilei (1564–1642), on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of his discovery of the Galilean moons DMP · 697
698 Ernestina 1910 JX Ernst Wolf, son of the discoverer Max Wolf (1863–1932) DMP · 698
699 Hela 1910 KD Hel, Norse goddess of the dead DMP · 699
700 Auravictrix 1910 KE Latin for 'victory against the wind' (named for the first Schütte-Lanz Zeppelin flights in 1911) DMP · 700

701–800Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
701 Oriola 1910 KN The Old World golden oriole, Oriolus oriolus DMP · 701
702 Alauda 1910 KQ The bird genus Alauda (larks) DMP · 702
703 Noëmi 1910 KT Valentine Noëmi von Rothschild, wife of Baron Sigismund von Springer (presumed). Alternatively, Noemi is a Biblical heroine from the Book of Ruth (unsourced) DMP · 703
704 Interamnia 1910 KU Latin for city of Terni (Teramo) in Italy, birthplace of the discoverer Vincenzo Cerulli. Several Roman towns were called Interamnia, meaning "in between two rivers". DMP · 704
705 Erminia 1910 KV The comic operetta Erminie, by Edward Jacobowsky DMP · 705
706 Hirundo 1910 KX The bird genus Hirundo (swallows) DMP · 706
707 Steina 1910 LD Mr. Stein, a benefactor of the Breslau Observatory (547) in former German Empire, now Poland DMP · 707
708 Raphaela 1911 LJ Raphaël Bischoffsheim (1823–1906), French banker and philanthropist, founder of the Nice Observatory DMP · 708
709 Fringilla 1911 LK The bird genus Fringilla (finches) DMP · 709
710 Gertrud 1911 LM Gertrud Rheden, daughter of Austrian astronomer Joseph Rheden and granddaughter of the discoverer Johann Palisa DMP · 710
711 Marmulla 1911 LN Marble, the small spherical toy. The name is possibly derived from the German medieval word "Marmul", according to astronomer Paul Wild. The asteroid's name was originally spellt "Marmula". DMP · 711
712 Boliviana 1911 LO Simón Bolívar (1783–1830), South American revolutionary DMP · 712
713 Luscinia 1911 LS The bird genus Luscinia (nightingales) DMP · 713
714 Ulula 1911 LW The bird genus Ulula (owls) DMP · 714
715 Transvaalia 1911 LX The province of Transvaal in South Africa. This is the first numbered minor planet discovered in Africa. DMP · 715
716 Berkeley 1911 MD University of California in Berkeley DMP · 716
717 Wisibada 1911 MJ The German city of Wiesbaden, birthplace of the discoverer Franz Kaiser (1891–1962) DMP · 717
718 Erida 1911 MS Erida, daughter of American astronomer Armin Otto Leuschner (1868–1953) DMP · 718
719 Albert 1911 MT Baron Albert Salomon von Rothschild (1844–1911), benefactor of the Vienna Observatory DMP · 719
720 Bohlinia 1911 MW Karl Petrus Theodor Bohlin (1860–1939), Swedish astronomer, who studied Jupiter's perturbations. The name was given on the occasion of his 65th birthday. DMP · 720
721 Tabora 1911 MZ The Tabora, an ocean liner visited during an astronomical conference DMP · 721
722 Frieda 1911 NA Frieda, the daughter of Austrian astronomer Karl Hillebrand (1861–1939; bio-de) DMP · 722
723 Hammonia 1911 NB Hamburg, Germany DMP · 723
724 Hapag 1911 NC The Hamburg America Line (HAPAG), after the shipping line DMP · 724
725 Amanda 1911 ND Amanda Schorr, wife of German astronomer Richard Schorr, see (1235) DMP · 725
726 Joëlla 1911 NM Feminine form of Joël, for Joel Hastings Metcalf, American Unitarian minister and astronomer DMP · 726
727 Nipponia 1912 NT Japan, where the minor planet was accidentally discovered twice (1900 FE; 1908 CV) by Shin Hirayama DMP · 727
728 Leonisis 1912 NU Leo Gans (1843–1935; bio-de), German chemist and president of the Physical Society at Frankfurt (German: Physikalischer Verein), named on the occasion of his 70th birthday. The Society's emblem shows the goddess Isis, and contributed to the ending of the asteroid's name. DMP · 728
729 Watsonia 1912 OD James Craig Watson (1838–1880), Canadian-American astronomer DMP · 729
730 Athanasia 1912 OK Greek for immortality DMP · 730
731 Sorga 1912 OQ Surga, Indonesian for "heavens" DMP · 731
732 Tjilaki 1912 OR Tjilaki (Cilaki) river and village near Malabar, Indonesia DMP · 732
733 Mocia 1912 PF Werner "Mok" Wolf, son of the German discoverer Max Wolf DMP · 733
734 Benda 1912 PH Anna Benda, wife of Austrian discoverer Johann Palisa. (In some publications the name has been erroneously attributed to Czech composer Karel Bendl, 1838–1897) DMP · 734
735 Marghanna 1912 PY Margarete Vogt, mother of German discoverer Heinrich Vogt; and Hanna, a relative of his DMP · 735
736 Harvard 1912 PZ Harvard University, US DMP · 736
737 Arequipa 1912 QB Arequipa, Peru, where Harvard University had an observing station DMP · 737
738 Alagasta 1913 QO Original name of the German city Gau-Algesheim (Gaualgesheim), native city of discoverer's family (Franz Kaiser) DMP · 738
739 Mandeville 1913 QR Mandeville, Jamaica DMP · 739
740 Cantabia 1913 QS Contraction of Cantabrigia, Latin for Cambridge, named in honour of Cambridge, Massachusetts and its Harvard University DMP · 740
741 Botolphia 1913 QT Saint Botolph, 7th-century founder of the monastery that would become Boston, Lincolnshire, England DMP · 741
742 Edisona 1913 QU Thomas Edison, American inventor DMP · 742
743 Eugenisis 1913 QV Eugenisis, for "good creation" (composed Greek word: "eu" for good, well and "genesis" for creation). It was named by the discoverer Franz Kaiser for the birth of his daughter. DMP · 743
744 Aguntina 1913 QW Aguntum, the ancient Roman settlement in the province of Noricum, near the Austrian town of Lienz, Tyrol, the birthplace of the discoverer Adam Massinger (1888–1914) DMP · 744
745 Mauritia 1913 QX Saint Maurice (Saint Mauritius), patron saint of a church in Wiesbaden, Germany DMP · 745
746 Marlu 1913 QY Marie-Louise Kaiser, a German physician and daughter of the discoverer Franz Kaiser DMP · 746
747 Winchester 1913 QZ Winchester, Massachusetts, United States, location of the Taunton Observatory (803) where this asteroid was discovered by Joel Hastings Metcalf DMP · 747
748 Simeïsa 1913 RD Simeïs Observatory, Crimea, Ukraine, the discovery site DMP · 748
749 Malzovia 1913 RF Nikolai Sergeevich Maltsov, Russian amateur astronomer, founder of Simeïs Observatory DMP · 749
750 Oskar 1913 RG Oskar Ruben von Rothschild (1888–1909), the youngest son of Albert Salomon Anselm von Rothschild DMP · 750
751 Faïna 1913 RK Faina Mikhajlovna Neujmina, colleague and first wife of the discoverer Grigory Neujmin (1886–1946) DMP · 751
752 Sulamitis 1913 RL Sulamith, Biblical woman identified with the Queen of Sheba DMP · 752
753 Tiflis 1913 RM The city of Tbilisi in Georgia, birthplace of the discoverer Grigory Neujmin (1886–1946) DMP · 753
754 Malabar 1906 UT Malabar, Java, Indonesia, commemorating the Dutch-German solar eclipse expedition of 1922 to Christmas Island DMP · 754
755 Quintilla 1908 CZ Quintilla, feminine Italian first name, chosen because no other planet had a name beginning with Q so far. DMP · 755
756 Lilliana 1908 DC Lillian, sister of American astronomer Harlow Shapley (1885–1972) DMP · 756
757 Portlandia 1908 EJ The city of Portland in Maine, United States, where the discoverer, Joel Hastings Metcalf (1866–1925), was a church minister at the time of his death DMP · 757
758 Mancunia 1912 PE The city of Manchester, United Kingdom (by its Latin name "Mancunia"), native city of the discoverer, Harry Edwin Wood (1881–1946) DMP · 758
759 Vinifera 1913 SJ Vitis vinifera, the wine grape, former means of livelihood of the discoverer's ancestors DMP · 759
760 Massinga 1913 SL Adam Massinger (1888–1914), German astronomer and discoverer of minor planets DMP · 760
761 Brendelia 1913 SO Martin Brendel (1862–1939), German astronomer, director of the International Planet Institute, who chose this minor planet amongst Kaiser's unnamed discoveries for its small orbital inclination DMP · 761
762 Pulcova 1913 SQ Pulkovo Heights, hills near St. Petersburg, site of the oldest Russian observatory, Pulkovo Observatory DMP · 762
763 Cupido 1913 ST Cupid, Roman god, because of the minor planet's relative closeness to the Sun DMP · 763
764 Gedania 1913 SU The city of Gdańsk, Poland (formerly Free City of Danzig) where the discoverer, Franz Kaiser (1891–1962), was an assistant at the observatory during the early 1920s. DMP · 764
765 Mattiaca 1913 SV The city of Wiesbaden in Germany (by its Latin name "Mattiacum"), home town of discoverer Franz Kaiser (1891–1962) DMP · 765
766 Moguntia 1913 SW The city of Mainz in Germany (by its Latin name "Moguntia"), where the discoverer, Franz Kaiser, taught at city's Johannes Gutenberg University DMP · 766
767 Bondia 1913 SX William Cranch Bond (1789–1859) and his son George Phillips Bond (1825–1865), both American astronomers and directors of the Harvard College Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. DMP · 767
768 Struveana 1913 SZ Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Struve (1793–1864), Otto Wilhelm Struve (1819–1905) and Hermann Struve (1854–1920), Russo-German astronomers, known for their double star studies and directors of the Pulkovo and Berlin Observatory observatories, respectively. DMP · 768
769 Tatjana 1913 TA Tatjana, a colleague of the discover Grigory Neujmin at Pulkovo Observatory in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Alternatively, "Tatjana" may refer to the heroine in the novel Eugene Onegin by Aleksandr Pushkin. DMP · 769
770 Bali 1913 TE Mahabali (Bali), King of the Daityas in the Hindu Puranas DMP · 770
771 Libera 1913 TO A friend of the discoverer (the minor planet was named by his widow) DMP · 771
772 Tanete 1913 TR The city of Tanete on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia DMP · 772
773 Irmintraud 1913 TV Feminine German first name, common in old myths and legends DMP · 773
774 Armor 1913 TW Armorica, Celtic name for Northwest France (Brittany and Normandy) DMP · 774
775 Lumière 1914 TX The brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière (1862–1954; 1864–1948), French physicists and pioneers of photography and cinematography DMP · 775
776 Berbericia 1914 TY Adolf Berberich (1861–1920), German astronomer DMP · 776
777 Gutemberga 1914 TZ Johannes Gutenberg (c. 1400–1468), printing pioneer DMP · 777
778 Theobalda 1914 UA Theobald Kaiser, father of German discoverer Franz Kaiser (1891–1962) DMP · 778
779 Nina 1914 UB Nina Nikolaevna Neujmina (1877–1956), mathematician and sister of Russian discoverer Grigory Neujmin DMP · 779
780 Armenia 1914 UC The country of Armenia in the South Caucasus DMP · 780
781 Kartvelia 1914 UF Kartveli, Georgian name for the Georgian people DMP · 781
782 Montefiore 1914 UK Clarice Sebag-Montefiore, wife of Alphonse Mayer Rothschild (1878–1942), the second son of Baron Albert von Rothschild DMP · 782
783 Nora 1914 UL Nora, heroine in the play A Doll's House by Norwegian writer Henrik Ibsen (1828–1906) DMP · 783
784 Pickeringia 1914 UM Edward Charles Pickering (1846–1919) and his brother William Henry Pickering (1858–1938), both American astronomers DMP · 784
785 Zwetana 1914 UN Tsvetana Popova, daughter of professor Kyrille Popoff (also Popoff or Pophoff) of Sofia, Bulgaria DMP · 785
786 Bredichina 1914 UO Fyodor Bredikhin (1831–1904), Russian astronomer DMP · 786
787 Moskva 1914 UQ The city of Moscow in Russia DMP · 787
788 Hohensteina 1914 UR Hohnstein Castle near Bad Schwalbach in Hesse, Germany, hometown of the wife of the discoverer, Franz Kaiser (1891–1962). Her ancestors derive from the castle's Order of Knighthood, "Breder von Hohenstein". DMP · 788
789 Lena 1914 UU Elena Petrovna Neujmina (1860–1942), mother of the discoverer Grigory Neujmin. DMP · 789
790 Pretoria 1912 NW The city of Pretoria in South Africa DMP · 790
791 Ani 1914 UV Ani, ruined city in Armenia DMP · 791
792 Metcalfia 1907 ZC Joel Hastings Metcalf (1866–1925), American Unitarian minister and astronomer DMP · 792
793 Arizona 1907 ZD The U.S. state of Arizona, where the Lowell Observatory is located in Flagstaff DMP · 793
794 Irenaea 1914 VB Irene, daughter of Austrian astronomer Edmund Weiss (1837–1917), director of the Vienna Observatory DMP · 794
795 Fini 1914 VE Diminutive of Josephine, feminine German/Austrian first name DMP · 795
796 Sarita 1914 VH Unknown origin of name DMP · 796
797 Montana 1914 VR From mons, the Latin for mountain, in honour of Hamburg Observatory, located at Bergedorf, in Germany. It was the observatory's first minor-planet discovery DMP · 797
798 Ruth 1914 VT Ruth, Biblical heroine in the Old Testament DMP · 798
799 Gudula 1915 WO Gudula, German feminine first name, from the calendar Lahrer Hinkender Bote DMP · 799
800 Kressmannia 1915 WP Major A. Kressmann (or Kreßmann), benefactor who donated the 318-mm Kressmann Refractor to the Heidelberg Observatory, Germany. The telescope was used for Double Star measurements and was hosted in the dome of Heidelberg's Ostinstitut until 1978, when it was replaced by the 50-centimeter telescope. Src DMP · 800

801–900Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
801 Helwerthia 1915 WQ Elise Helwerth–Wolf (1840–1924), mother of the discoverer Max Wolf; also see (412) DMP · 801
802 Epyaxa 1915 WR Epyaxa, queen of Syennesis, wife to King of Cilicia in South Asia Minor in the 5th century BCE DMP · 802
803 Picka 1915 WS Friedrich Pick (1867–1921), a Czech physician from Prague who first introduced endoscopy in medicine DMP · 803
804 Hispania 1915 WT The country of Spain, named by its Latin name, Hispania. It was the first discovery of an asteroid ever made in Spain. DMP · 804
805 Hormuthia 1915 WW Hormuth Kopff, wife of German astronomer August Kopff, assistant to the discoverer, Max Wolf. DMP · 805
806 Gyldénia 1915 WX Hugo Gyldén (1841–1896), Swedish astronomer at Stockholm Observatory DMP · 806
807 Ceraskia 1915 WY Vitold Karlovich Ceraski (or Tseraskiy; 1849–1925), Russian astronomer and director at the Moscow Observatory (105). Also see lunar crater Tseraskiy. DMP · 807
808 Merxia 1901 GY Adalbert Merx, the father-in-law of Max Wolf. The discovery was made by his assistant Luigi Carnera at Heidelberg. DMP · 808
809 Lundia 1915 XP Lund Observatory, located in Lund, southern Sweden DMP · 809
810 Atossa 1915 XQ Atossa, ancient Persian queen, daughter of Cyrus, wife of Darius DMP · 810
811 Nauheima 1915 XR The town of Bad Nauheim in Hesse, Germany DMP · 811
812 Adele 1915 XV Adele, sister of the philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer (1788–1860) DMP · 812
813 Baumeia 1915 YR "H. Baum", an astronomy student who died in World War I DMP · 813
814 Tauris 1916 YT Tauris, ancient name of the Crimean peninsula (Schmadel says "Tauric Mount", but there is no such mountain) DMP · 814
815 Coppelia 1916 YU The comic ballet Coppélia by composer Léo Delibes (1836–1891) based upon a story by E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776–1822) DMP · 815
816 Juliana 1916 YV Queen Juliana of the Netherlands (1909–2004) DMP · 816
817 Annika 1916 YW Unknown origin of name DMP · 817
818 Kapteynia 1916 YZ Jacobus Kapteyn (1851–1922), Dutch astronomer DMP · 818
819 Barnardiana 1916 ZA Edward Emerson Barnard (1857–1923), American astronomer DMP · 819
820 Adriana 1916 ZB Unknown origin of name DMP · 820
821 Fanny 1916 ZC Unknown origin of name DMP · 821
822 Lalage 1916 ZD Unknown origin of name DMP · 822
823 Sisigambis 1916 ZG Sisygambis (died 323 BC), mother of Darius III of Persia DMP · 823
824 Anastasia 1916 ZH Anastasia Semenoff, an acquaintance of Russian discoverer Grigory Neujmin (1886–1946) DMP · 824
825 Tanina 1916 ZL Tanina, one of the White Russian princesses whose family were slaughtered during the 1918 revolution DMP · 825
826 Henrika 1916 ZO Unknown origin of name DMP · 826
827 Wolfiana 1916 ZW Max Wolf (1863–1932), German astronomer DMP · 827
828 Lindemannia 1916 ZX Adolph Friedrich Lindemann (1846 – 25 August 1931), German-born British amateur astronomer, inventor of the Lindemann electrometer, a quadrant electrometer DMP · 828
829 Academia 1916 ZY The Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, on the occasion of its 200th anniversary DMP · 829
830 Petropolitana 1916 ZZ The city of Saint Petersburg, Russia, by its Latin name "Petropolis" DMP · 830
831 Stateira 1916 AA Stateira (died c. 400 BC), wife of Artaxerxes II of Persia DMP · 831
832 Karin 1916 AB Karin Månsdotter (1550–1612), Swedish queen and wife of Eric XIV of Sweden DMP · 832
833 Monica 1916 AC Unknown origin of name DMP · 833
834 Burnhamia 1916 AD Sherburne Wesley Burnham (1838–1921), American astronomer who discovered many visual binary stars. He observed from the Chicago (1877), Lick (1888) and Yerkes (1897) observatories. DMP · 834
835 Olivia 1916 AE Unknown origin of name DMP · 835
836 Jole 1916 AF Iole, wife of divine hero Heracles in Greek mythology DMP · 836
837 Schwarzschilda 1916 AG Karl Schwarzschild (1873–1916), German physicist and astronomer, best known for his solution of Einstein's field equations, leading to the Schwarzschild radius. He was the director of the Göttingen and Potsdam-Babelsberg observatories. DMP · 837
838 Seraphina 1916 AH Unknown origin of name DMP · 838
839 Valborg 1916 AJ Valborg, heroine in the play Axel and Valborg by Danish poet and playwright Adam Oehlenschläger (1779–1850) DMP · 839
840 Zenobia 1916 AK Zenobia (died c. 290 AD), a Slavic Holy Martyr, whose feast day is October 30 in the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Church. Alternatively, it may refer to Zenobia (c. 240 – c. 274 AD), the queen of the Palmyrene Empire in Syria, who was defeated by Marcus Aurelius in 272 AD. DMP · 840
841 Arabella 1916 AL The opera Arabella by German composer Richard Strauss (1864–1949) DMP · 841
842 Kerstin 1916 AM Unknown origin of name. It is a German feminine first name. DMP · 842
843 Nicolaia 1916 AN Thorvald N. Thiele (1838–1910), Danish astronomer, actuary and mathematician. He is the father of the discoverer Holger Thiele. DMP · 843
844 Leontina 1916 AP The town of Lienz, Austria, birthplace of the asteroid's discoverer, Joseph Rheden (1873–1946) DMP · 844
845 Naëma 1916 AS Unknown origin of name DMP · 845
846 Lipperta 1916 AT Eduard Lippert (1844–1925; bio-de), a German businessman and benefactor of the Hamburg Observatory, who to donated the "Lippert Astrograph". DMP · 846
847 Agnia 1915 XX Agnia Ivanovna Bad'ina (1877–1956), a Russian physician from Simeiz, on the Crimean peninsula DMP · 847
848 Inna 1915 XS Nikolaevna Leman-Balanovskaya (1881–1945), a Russian astronomer at the Pulkovo Observatory near St Petersburg DMP · 848
849 Ara 1912 NY American Relief Administration (ARA), in appreciation of the help it gave during the Russian famine of 1922–1923 DMP · 849
850 Altona 1916 S24 Altona, Germany, location of the Altona Observatory at which H. C. Schumacher began publication of the astronomical journal Astronomische Nachrichten in 1821 DMP · 850
851 Zeissia 1916 S26 Zeiss Optical Works DMP · 851
852 Wladilena 1916 S27 Vladimir Lenin (1870–1924), Russian communist revolutionary, politician and Soviet leader DMP · 852
853 Nansenia 1916 S28 Fridtjof Nansen (1861–1930), Norwegian polar explorer DMP · 853
854 Frostia 1916 S29 Edwin Brant Frost (1866–1935), an American astronomer DMP · 854
855 Newcombia 1916 ZP Simon Newcomb (1835–1909), a Canadian–American professor of astronomy and director of the U.S. Nautical Almanac Office at United States Naval Observatory[2] DMP · 855
856 Backlunda 1916 S30 Oskar Backlund (1846–1916), Swedish-Russian astronomer DMP · 856
857 Glasenappia 1916 S33 Sergey Glazenap (1848–1937), a Soviet astronomer, director of both St. Petersburg and Pulkovo Observatory and founder of the Russian Astronomical Society DMP · 857
858 El Djezaïr 1916 a The city of Algiers, Algeria by its Arabian name meaning "the islands". DMP · 858
859 Bouzaréah 1916 c The borough of Bouzaréah, in the city of Algiers, Algeria. It is the site of Algiers Observatory. DMP · 859
860 Ursina 1917 BD Unknown origin of name DMP · 860
861 Aïda 1917 BE Aïda, opera by the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901) DMP · 861
862 Franzia 1917 BF Franz Wolf, son of the discoverer Max Wolf DMP · 862
863 Benkoela 1917 BH The city of Benkoelen on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia (possibly) DMP · 863
864 Aase A921 SB Ase (also spelled "Aase") the mother of the title character in the play Peer Gynt by Norwegian poet Henrik Ibsen (1828–1906) DMP · 864
865 Zubaida 1917 BO Zubaida, a character in the opera Abu Hassan by Carl Maria von Weber (1786–1826) DMP · 865
866 Fatme 1917 BQ Fatme, a character in the opera Abu Hassan by Carl Maria von Weber (1786–1826) DMP · 866
867 Kovacia 1917 BS Friedrich Kovacs (1861–1931), physician from Vienna, Austria, who treated the wife of discoverer Johann Palisa DMP · 867
868 Lova 1917 BU Unknown origin of name DMP · 868
869 Mellena 1917 BV Werner von Melle (1853–1937;bio-de), mayor of Hamburg who promoted the establishment of the University of Hamburg and founded the Hamburg Observatory DMP · 869
870 Manto 1917 BX Manto, mythological Greek soothsayer, erector of Apollo's oracle in Claros DMP · 870
871 Amneris 1917 BY Amneris, character in Verdi's opera Aida DMP · 871
872 Holda 1917 BZ Edward S. Holden (1846–1914), American astronomer at Lick Observatory and fifth president of the University of California DMP · 872
873 Mechthild 1917 CA Mechthild of Magdeburg (c. 1207–1294), a Christian medieval mystic who described her visions of God in the book The Flowing Light of Divinity (German: Das fließende Licht der Gottheit) DMP · 873
874 Rotraut 1917 CC Feminine German first name, also after the poem Schön Rotraut by the German poet Eduard Mörike DMP · 874
875 Nymphe 1917 CF The Nymphs, Greek mythological figures DMP · 875
876 Scott 1917 CH Miss E. Scott, of the Society of Friends in Vienna, Austria, a friend of discoverer Johann Palisa. This minor planet has also been erroneously attributed to the English polar explorer Robert Falcon Scott DMP · 876
877 Walküre 1915 S7 The Valkyries, mythological German warrior women DMP · 877
878 Mildred 1916 f Mildred (born 1915), daughter of American astronomer Harlow Shapley DMP · 878
879 Ricarda 1917 CJ Ricarda Huch (1864–1947), German poet DMP · 879
880 Herba 1917 CK Herba, Greek god of misery and poverty DMP · 880
881 Athene 1917 CL Athena, Greek goddess, also known as Minerva DMP · 881
882 Swetlana 1917 CM Unknown origin of name DMP · 882
883 Matterania 1917 CP August Matter, German maker of photographic plates (Matterplatten) for the Heidelberg Observatory, which allowed Max Wolf and others to make numerous discoveries. This asteroid was one of them. Matter's factory was later destroyed in World War II. DMP · 883
884 Priamus 1917 CQ Priam, from Greek mythology. He is the king of Troy during the Trojan War and father of Hector and Paris in Homer's Iliad. DMP · 884
885 Ulrike 1917 CX Ulrike von Levetzow (1804–1899), a friend and the last love of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; alternatively: Ulrica, a character in Verdi's opera Un ballo in maschera DMP · 885
886 Washingtonia 1917 b George Washington (1732–1799), American general and first president of the United States of America. DMP · 886
887 Alinda 1918 DB The ancient city of Alinda in Caria, Asia Minor. Alternatively, Alinda is the Man in the Moon in Australian aboriginal mythology. DMP · 887
888 Parysatis 1918 DC Parysatis, wife of Darius II of Persia DMP · 888
889 Erynia 1918 DG The Erinyes, or Furies, Greek mythological creatures DMP · 889
890 Waltraut 1918 DK Waltraut, character in the opera Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner DMP · 890
891 Gunhild 1918 DQ Unknown origin of name. It is a feminine German first name. DMP · 891
892 Seeligeria 1918 DR Hugo von Seeliger (1849–1924), Austrian-German astronomer DMP · 892
893 Leopoldina 1918 DS The German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina DMP · 893
894 Erda 1918 DT Jörð (Erda), goddess of earth and mother of Thor in Norse mythology DMP · 894
895 Helio 1918 DU Helium, whose spectrum Paschen and Runge investigated together (Paschen named it at Wolf's request) DMP · 895
896 Sphinx 1918 DV The Sphinx, Greek mythological monster DMP · 896
897 Lysistrata 1918 DZ The anti-war comedy Lysistrata by Aristophanes DMP · 897
898 Hildegard 1918 EA Saint Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179). The Benedictine abbess is considered to be the founder of scientific natural history in Germany. DMP · 898
899 Jokaste 1918 EB Jocasta, mother and wife of Oedipus, the mythical Greek king of Thebes DMP · 899
900 Rosalinde 1918 EC Rosalinde, character in the opera Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss II (1825–1899) DMP · 900

901–1000Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
901 Brunsia 1918 EE Heinrich Bruns (1848–1919), German astronomer and director of the Leipzig Observatory (534) DMP · 901
902 Probitas 1918 EJ Probity, a quality attributed to the late discoverer DMP · 902
903 Nealley 1918 EM Nealley, amateur astronomer from New York, who contributed to the photographic star charts edition by Max Wolf and Johann Palisa (discoverer) DMP · 903
904 Rockefellia 1918 EO John D. Rockefeller (1839–1937), American business man, philanthropist and one of the wealthiest person in modern history DMP · 904
905 Universitas 1918 ES University of Hamburg, Germany DMP · 905
906 Repsolda 1918 ET Johann Georg Repsold (1770–1830), German astronomer, optician and manufacturer of astrometric instruments DMP · 906
907 Rhoda 1918 EU Wife of American astronomer Edward Emerson Barnard (1857–1923) DMP · 907
908 Buda 1918 EX Buda, historic part of the city of part of Budapest, Hungary DMP · 908
909 Ulla 1919 FA Ulla Ahrens, member of the Ahrens family, who helped financially at the Heidelberg Observatory. Ulla's father was also a friend of the discoverer, Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth (1892–1979). DMP · 909
910 Anneliese 1919 FB Anneliese, a friend of German astronomer Julius Dick at Babelsberg Observatory, Germany DMP · 910
911 Agamemnon 1919 FD Agamemnon, from Greek mythology. The king of Mycenae commanded the Greek forces in the Trojan War. DMP · 911
912 Maritima 1919 FJ Maritima, annual end-of-term excursions on the North Sea organised by the University of Hamburg; also see (947). DMP · 912
913 Otila 1919 FL Otila, female name chosen by discoverer Karl Reinmuth from the calendar Der Lahrer hinkende Bote DMP · 913
914 Palisana 1919 FN Johann Palisa (1848–1925), Austrian astronomer, discoverer of minor planets, and friend of the discoverer Max Wolf DMP · 914
915 Cosette 1918 b Cosette, youngest daughter of French astronomer François Gonnessiat (1856–1934), who discovered this asteroid DMP · 915
916 America 1915 S1 America, for the help rendered by the American Relief Administration (under Herbert Hoover) during the famine in Crimea DMP · 916
917 Lyka 1915 S4 Lyka, a friend of the sister of the discoverer, Grigory Neujmin DMP · 917
918 Itha 1919 FR Itha, female name chosen by discoverer Karl Reinmuth from the calendar Der Lahrer hinkende Bote DMP · 918
919 Ilsebill 1918 EQ Ilsebill, a character in the fairy tale The Fisherman and his Wife by the Brothers Grimm DMP · 919
920 Rogeria 1919 FT Rogeria, female name chosen by discoverer Karl Reinmuth from the calendar Der Lahrer hinkende Bote DMP · 920
921 Jovita 1919 FV Jovita, female name chosen by discoverer Karl Reinmuth from the calendar Der Lahrer hinkende Bote DMP · 921
922 Schlutia 1919 FW Edgar Schlubach, a German businessman, and Henry Frederic Tiarks, FRAS, British banker and amateur astronomer from London, who together financed the solar eclipse expedition of 1922 to Java. Src DMP · 922
923 Herluga 1919 GB Herluga, female name chosen by discoverer Karl Reinmuth from the calendar Der Lahrer hinkende Bote DMP · 923
924 Toni 1919 GC Toni, female name chosen by discoverer Karl Reinmuth from the calendar Der Lahrer hinkende Bote DMP · 924
925 Alphonsina 1920 GM Alfonso X of Castile (1221–1284) and Alfonso XIII of Spain (1886–1941) DMP · 925
926 Imhilde 1920 GN Imhilde, female name chosen by discoverer Karl Reinmuth from the calendar Der Lahrer hinkende Bote DMP · 926
927 Ratisbona 1920 GO The city of Regensburg in south-east Germany (by its Latin name) DMP · 927
928 Hildrun 1920 GP Hildrun, female name chosen by discoverer Karl Reinmuth from the calendar Der Lahrer hinkende Bote DMP · 928
929 Algunde 1920 GR Algunde, female name chosen by discoverer Karl Reinmuth from the calendar Der Lahrer hinkende Bote DMP · 929
930 Westphalia 1920 GS The historic region of Westphalia in Germany, birthplace of the discoverer Walter Baade (1893–1960) DMP · 930
931 Whittemora 1920 GU Thomas Whittemore (1871–1950), American professor at both Harvard and Columbia Universities DMP · 931
932 Hooveria 1920 GV Herbert Hoover (1874–1964), American president, then secretary of state, in recognition of his help to Austria after World War I DMP · 932
933 Susi 1927 CH Susi, wife of Kasimir Graff (1878–1950), German astronomer at Hamburg Observatory and later director of the Vienna Observatory DMP · 933
934 Thüringia 1920 HK The Thüringia, an Atlantic liner on which German astronomer Walter Baade travelled on his visits to New York; the captain was an amateur astronomer, and was invited to name one of Baade's asteroids DMP · 934
935 Clivia 1920 HM Clivia, genus of flowering plant DMP · 935
936 Kunigunde 1920 HN Kunigunde, female name chosen by discoverer Karl Reinmuth from the calendar Der Lahrer hinkende Bote DMP · 936
937 Bethgea 1920 HO Hans Bethge (1876–1946), German poet DMP · 937
938 Chlosinde 1920 HQ Chlosinde, female name chosen by discoverer Karl Reinmuth from the calendar Der Lahrer hinkende Bote DMP · 938
939 Isberga 1920 HR Isberga, female name chosen by discoverer Karl Reinmuth from the calendar Der Lahrer hinkende Bote DMP · 939
940 Kordula 1920 HT Kordula, female name chosen by discoverer Karl Reinmuth from the calendar Der Lahrer hinkende Bote DMP · 940
941 Murray 1920 HV Gilbert Murray (1866–1957), British classical scholar and diplomat who helped Austria in 1920 through the League of Nations DMP · 941
942 Romilda 1920 HW Romilda, female name chosen by discoverer Karl Reinmuth from the calendar Der Lahrer hinkende Bote DMP · 942
943 Begonia 1920 HX Begonia, genus of herbs and flowers DMP · 943
944 Hidalgo 1920 HZ Miguel Hidalgo (1753–1811), father of the independence of Mexico, where German astronomers went to observe the solar eclipse of September 10, 1923 DMP · 944
945 Barcelona 1921 JB Barcelona, Spain, where the discoverer was born and the asteroid discovered DMP · 945
946 Poësia 1921 JC Poësia, goddess of poetry DMP · 946
947 Monterosa 1921 JD The MV Monte Rosa, a ship (of the German Monte Klasse) used by the University of Hamburg on their outings on the North Sea; also see (912). DMP · 947
948 Jucunda 1921 JE Jucunda, female name chosen by discoverer Karl Reinmuth from the calendar Der Lahrer hinkende Bote DMP · 948
949 Hel 1921 JK Hel, Norse goddess DMP · 949
950 Ahrensa 1921 JP The Ahrens family, friends of the discoverer, Karl Reinmuth DMP · 950
951 Gaspra 1916 S45 The spa town of Gaspra on the Crimean peninsula DMP · 951
952 Caia 1916 S61 Caia, a character in the novel Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz DMP · 952
953 Painleva 1921 JT Paul Painlevé (1863–1933), French mathematician and politician DMP · 953
954 Li 1921 JU Lina Alstede Reinmuth, wife of discoverer Karl Reinmuth DMP · 954
955 Alstede 1921 JV Lina Alstede Reinmuth, wife of discoverer Karl Reinmuth DMP · 955
956 Elisa 1921 JW Elisa Reinmuth, mother of discoverer Karl Reinmuth DMP · 956
957 Camelia 1921 JX Camellia, genus of flowering plants DMP · 957
958 Asplinda 1921 KC Bror Ansgar Asplind (1890–1954), Swedish astronomer DMP · 958
959 Arne 1921 KF Arne Asplind, son of Swedish astronomer Bror Asplind, also see (958) DMP · 959
960 Birgit 1921 KH Birgit Asplind, daughter of Swedish astronomer Bror Asplind, also see (958) DMP · 960
961 Gunnie 1921 KM Gunnie Asplind, daughter of Swedish astronomer Bror Asplind, also see (958) DMP · 961
962 Aslög 1921 KP Aslög, mythological Norse woman DMP · 962
963 Iduberga 1921 KR Iduberga, female name chosen by discoverer Karl Reinmuth from the calendar Der Lahrer hinkende Bote DMP · 963
964 Subamara 1921 KS Latin for 'very bitter' (referring to the observing conditions at the Vienna Observatory) DMP · 964
965 Angelica 1921 KT Angelica Hartmann, wife of the discoverer, Johannes Franz Hartmann (1865–1936) DMP · 965
966 Muschi 1921 KU "Kitty" German: Muschi nickname of Walter Baade'S wife, who discovered this asteroid DMP · 966
967 Helionape 1921 KV Adolf von Sonnenthal (1834–1909), an Austrian actor . Helionape is the direct Greek translation of his name ("Sonne" and "Tal", to "helio" and "nape"). DMP · 967
968 Petunia 1921 KW Petunia, a genus of flowering plants DMP · 968
969 Leocadia 1921 KZ Unknown origin of name. Feminine Russian first name. DMP · 969
970 Primula 1921 LB The flower genus Primula (primroses) DMP · 970
971 Alsatia 1921 LF Alsace, region in western France. Originally named "Alsace" by French discoverer Alexandre Schaumasse (1882–1958), in 1920, the name was later changed to "Alsatia" by the German ARI. DMP · 971
972 Cohnia 1922 LK Fritz Cohn (1866–1922), German astronomer and director of the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut in Berlin DMP · 972
973 Aralia 1922 LR Aralia, genus of ivy-like plant DMP · 973
974 Lioba 1922 LS Saint Leoba (or Lioba; c. 710–782), abbess in Tauberbischofsheim, Germany, who helped Saint Boniface spreading Christianity throughout Germany. DMP · 974
975 Perseverantia 1922 LT Perseverance, a quality posthumously attributed to the discoverer, Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa DMP · 975
976 Benjamina 1922 LU Benjamin, son of discoverer Benjamin Jekhowsky DMP · 976
977 Philippa 1922 LV Baron Philippe de Rothschild (1902–1988), French financier DMP · 977
978 Aidamina 1922 LY Aida Minaievna, a friend of the family of Soviet discoverer Sergey Belyavsky DMP · 978
979 Ilsewa 1922 MC Ilse Waldorf, an acquaintance of German discoverer Karl Reinmuth DMP · 979
980 Anacostia 1921 W19 The historic district of Anacostia in Washington, D.C., United States, as well as for the nearby Anacostia River DMP · 980
981 Martina 1917 S92 Henri Martin (1810–1883), French historian and politician DMP · 981
982 Franklina 1922 MD John Franklin Adams (1843–1912), British amateur astronomer and stellar cartographer DMP · 982
983 Gunila 1922 ME Gunila, female name chosen by discoverer Karl Reinmuth from the calendar Der Lahrer hinkende Bote DMP · 983
984 Gretia 1922 MH Gretia, sister-in-law of German astronomer Albrecht Kahrstedt (1897–1971), also see (1587) DMP · 984
985 Rosina 1922 MO Rosina, female name chosen by discoverer Karl Reinmuth from the calendar Der Lahrer hinkende Bote DMP · 985
986 Amelia 1922 MQ Amelia, wife of discoverer Josep Comas i Solà DMP · 986
987 Wallia 1922 MR Wallia, female name chosen by discoverer Karl Reinmuth from the calendar Der Lahrer hinkende Bote DMP · 987
988 Appella 1922 MT Paul Émile Appell (1855–1930), French astronomer DMP · 988
989 Schwassmannia 1922 MW Arnold Schwassmann (1870–1964), German astronomer, discoverer of minor planets and comets at Potsdam-Babelsberg and Hamburg-Bergedorf observatories DMP · 989
990 Yerkes 1922 MZ Yerkes Observatory, in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, United States, where this asteroid was discovered DMP · 990
991 McDonalda 1922 NB McDonald Observatory, Texas, United States, originally endowed by the Texas banker William Johnson McDonald DMP · 991
992 Swasey 1922 ND Ambrose Swasey (1846–1937), American benefactor and mechanical engineer, co-founder, with Worcester Reed Warner of the Warner & Swasey Company which manufactured astronomical telescopes and precision instruments, including the 82-inch Otto Struve Telescope for the McDonald Observatory, one of the largest telescopes at the time. They gave their own observatory to Case Western University and it took the name Warner and Swasey Observatory. DMP · 992
993 Moultona 1923 NJ Forest Ray Moulton (1872–1952), American astronomer and mathematician DMP · 993
994 Otthild 1923 NL Otthild, female name chosen by discoverer Karl Reinmuth from the calendar Der Lahrer hinkende Bote DMP · 994
995 Sternberga 1923 NP Pavel Shternberg (1865–1920), Russian astronomer DMP · 995
996 Hilaritas 1923 NM Contentedness, a quality posthumously attributed to the discoverer, Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa DMP · 996
997 Priska 1923 NR Priska, female name chosen by discoverer Karl Reinmuth from the calendar Der Lahrer hinkende Bote DMP · 997
998 Bodea 1923 NU Johann Elert Bode (1747–1826), German astronomer, author of the Berliner Astronomisches Jahrbuch, known for the empirical Titius–Bode law about the sequence of planetary distances DMP · 998
999 Zachia 1923 NW Franz Xaver von Zach (1754–1832), Hungarian astronomer and director of the Seeberg Observatory (279) in Germany DMP · 999
1000 Piazzia 1923 NZ Giuseppe Piazzi (1746–1826), Italian astronomer and discoverer of Ceres in 1801 DMP · 1000

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Herget, Paul (1968). The Names of the Minor Planets. Cincinnati, Ohio: Minor Planet Center, Cincinnati Observatory. OCLC 224288991.
  2. ^ The USNO Asteroid Connection, The USNO Transit, volume 1, issue 2, April/May 2009


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Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 1–1,000
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