Meanings of minor planet names: 13001–14000

As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center, and the discoverers can then submit names for them, following the IAU's naming conventions. The list below concerns those minor planets in the specified span of numbers that have received names, and explains the meanings of those names. Besides the Minor Planet Circulars (in which the citations are published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.

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

Contents: 13,001… 13,101… 13,201… 13,301… 13,401… 13,501… 13,601… 13,701… 13,801… 13,901…

Name Provisional Designation Source of Name
13,001–13,100
13001 Woodney 1981 VL Laura M. Woodney, American astronomer
13005 Stankonyukhov 1982 SQ7 Stanislav Nikolaevich Konyukhov, Ukrainian satellite and launch vehicle designer
13006 Schwaar 1983 AC1 Pierre-Yves Schwaar, Swiss amateur astronomer and telescope maker, member of the Saguaro Astronomy Club of Phoenix, AZ
13009 Voloshchuk 1985 PB2 Yuri Voloshchuk, Ukrainian astronomer
13010 Germantitov 1986 QR5 German Stepanovich Titov, Russian pilot-cosmonaut and cosmologist
13011 Loeillet 1987 QS5 Jean-Baptiste Lœillet, Belgian composer
13014 Hasslacher 1987 WJ1 *
13018 Geoffjames 1988 GF *
13024 Conradferdinand 1989 AJ6 *
13025 Zürich 1989 BA Zürich, Switzerland*
13027 Geeraerts 1989 GJ4 Jef Geeraerts (Jozef Adriaan Geeraerts), Flemish author*
13028 Klaustschira 1989 GQ6 Klaus Tschira, German billionaire and cofounder of SAP AG*
13031 Durance 1989 SN4 Durance river, in southeastern France
13032 Tarn 1989 TU3 Tarn river, in southern France
13033 Gardon 1989 TB5 Gardon or Gard river, in southern France, an affluent of the Rhône
13038 Woolston 1990 EN4 *
13039 Awashima 1990 FK1 Awashima island, Niigata prefecture, in the Sea of Japan
13049 Butov 1990 RF17 *
13052 Las Casas 1990 SN8 *
13055 Kreppein 1990 TW12 *
13057 Jorgensen 1990 VF8 Carl Jorgensen, Canadian amateur astronomer
13059 Ducuroir 1991 BD1 Marc Ducuroir, Belgian amateur astronomer, secretary of the Société Royale Belge d'Astronomie (1968-1977)
13062 Podarkes 1991 HN *
13063 Purifoy 1991 LB *
13070 Seanconnery 1991 RO2 Sir Sean Connery, Scottish film actor*
13077 Edschneider 1991 VD10 *
13084 Virchow 1992 GC8 Rudolf Virchow, German pathologist*
13086 Sauerbruch 1992 HS4 Ferdinand Sauerbruch, German surgeon*
13087 Chastellux 1992 OV6 François-Jean de Chastellux, French author, member of the Académie Française*
13088 Filipportera 1992 PB1 *
13092 Schrödinger 1992 SS16 Erwin Schrödinger, Austrian physicist*
13093 Wolfgangpauli 1992 SQ24 Wolfgang Ernst Pauli, Austrian physicist*
13094 Shinshuueda 1992 UK8 Ueda area of Nagano prefecture, Japan, called Shinshu and surrounded by the 2000-metre-high mountains of Joshin-etsu highland national park
13096 Tigris 1993 BE5 Tigris river*
13,101–13,200
13111 Papacosmas 1993 OW1 Constantine Papacosmas, Canadian amateur astronomer
13116 Hortensia 1993 TG26 *
13117 Pondicherry 1993 TW38 Pondicherry, India*
13118 La Harpe 1993 UX4 *
13121 Tisza 1994 CN9 Tisza River
13122 Drava 1994 CV9 Drava River
13123 Tyson 1994 KA Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist and educator. Director of New York City's Hayden Planetarium
13125 Tobolsk 1994 PK5 Tobolsk, Siberia*
13145 Cavezzo 1995 DZ1 *
13146 Yuriko 1995 DR2 *
13147 Foglia 1995 DZ11 Sergio Foglia, Italian amateur astronomer, Minor Planets Section secretary of the Unione Astrofili Italiani (Italian Astrophile Union), and AAVSO member
13149 Heisenberg 1995 EF8 Werner Heisenberg, German physicist*
13150 Paolotesi 1995 FS Paolo Tesi, elder son of Luciano Tesi, co-founder of the Pian dei Termini Observatory at San Marcello Pistoiese
13151 Polino 1995 OH *
13154 Petermrva 1995 RC Petr Mrva, Czech amateur astronomer*
13157 Searfoss 1995 TQ6 Richard A. Searfoss, American astronaut*
13168 Danoconnell 1995 XW Daniel Joseph Kelly O'Connell, astronomer at the Vatican Observatory*
13174 Timossi 1996 CT8 *
13176 Kobedaitenken 1996 HE1 Kobedaitenken, short for Kobe-Daigaku Tenmon Kenkyu-kai ("Kobe University astronomy club"), to which the second discoverer belonged during his student days
13177 Hansschmidt 1996 HS11 *
13180 Fourcroy 1996 HV19 Antoine-François de Fourcroy, French chemist and co-founder of the École polytechnique
13181 Peneleos 1996 RS28 *
13184 Augeias 1996 TS49 *
13185 Agasthenes 1996 TH52 *
13192 Quine 1997 BU5 Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher and logician*
13196 Rogerssmith 1997 CE8 *
13200 Romagnani 1997 EQ40 Sauro Romagnani, school teacher at San Marcello Pistoiese in Italy
13,201–13,300
13207 Tamagawa 1997 GZ25 *
13208 Fraschetti 1997 GA38 *
13211 Stucky 1997 JH6 *
13212 Jayleno 1997 JL13 Jay Leno, American television personality*
13219 Cailletet 1997 MB9 Louis Paul Cailletet, French physicist*
13220 Kashiwagura 1997 NG3 Mitsuru Kashiwagura, Japanese high school teacher and amateur astronomer
13221 Nao 1997 OY *
13222 Ichikawakazuo 1997 OV2 *
13223 Cenaceneri 1997 PQ4 La Cena delle Ceneri (The Ash Wednesday Supper), one of Giordano Bruno's published works, in which he discusses the concept of a plurality (infinity) of worlds
13224 Takamatsuda 1997 PL5 Takashi Matsuda, Japanese primary-school teacher and amateur astronomer
13225 Manfredi 1997 QU1 Eustachio Manfredi, Gabriele Manfredi, and Eraclito Manfredi, professors at the University of Bologna
13226 Soulié 1997 SH *
13227 Poor 1997 SR8 *
13229 Echion 1997 VB1 Echion, one of the Achaean warriors who entered Troy in the wooden horse —but who died when jumping down from it
13231 Blondelet 1998 BL14 *
13234 Natashaowen 1998 FC74 Natalya Cherkassova ("Natasha") Owen, Honorary Consul General of the Russian Federation in Hawaii
13235 Isiguroyuki 1998 HT42 Nobuyuki Ishiguro, Japanese amateur astronomer, active in the Nanyo Astronomical Amateurs Club since 1984
13239 Kana 1998 KN *
13240 Thouvay 1998 KJ1 *
13241 Biyo 1998 KM41 Josette Biyo, Filipino high school teacher whose students were winners of the 2002 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) +
13248 Fornasier 1998 MT37 Sonia Fornasier, Italian astronomer*
13249 Marcallen 1998 MD38 *
13250 Danieladucato 1998 OJ Daniela Ducato, Italian (Sardinian) amateur astronomer
13251 Viot 1998 OP *
13258 Bej 1998 QT12 *
13259 Bhat 1998 QA15 *
13260 Sabadell 1998 QZ15 Agrupación Astronómica de Sabadell
13265 Terbunkley 1998 QP23 *
13268 Trevorcorbin 1998 QS34 Trevor Corbin, a student of Mills E. Godwin High School in Richmond, Virginia?*
13269 Dahlstrom 1998 QV34 *
13272 Ericadavid 1998 QH37 *
13274 Roygross 1998 QX37 *
13278 Grotecloss 1998 QK42 *
13279 Gutman 1998 QN43 *
13280 Christihaas 1998 QM44 *
13281 Aliciahall 1998 QW45 *
13283 Dahart 1998 QF51 *
13285 Stephicks 1998 QK52 *
13286 Adamchauvin 1998 QK53 *
13298 Namatjira 1998 RD5 *
13,301–13,400
13302 Kezmoh 1998 RO31 *
13303 Asmitakumar 1998 RX32 *
13305 Danielang 1998 RD54 *
13315 Hilana 1998 RX71 *
13316 Llano 1998 RJ75 *
13319 Michaelmi 1998 RD79 *
13320 Jessicamiles 1998 RL79 *
13325 Valérienataf 1998 SV14 *
13326 Ferri 1998 SH23 *
13327 Reitsema 1998 SC24 Harold James Reitsema, American astronomer and space scientist*
13328 Guetter 1998 SP24 *
13329 Davidhardy 1998 SB32 David Hardy, British space artist
13330 Dondavis 1998 SM46 Don Davis, artist and astronomer
13332 Benkhoff 1998 SM58 *
13333 Carsenty 1998 SU59 Uri Carsenty, Israeli planetary scientist
13334 Tost 1998 SX60 Wilfried Tost, German amateur astronomer
13335 Tobiaswolf 1998 SK61 *
13346 Danielmiller 1998 SP133 *
13350 Gmelin 1998 ST144 Johann Georg Gmelin, German naturalist
13351 Zibeline 1998 SQ145 *
13352 Gyssens 1998 SZ163 Marc Gyssens, Flemish computer scientist, director of the Urania Public Observatory and co-founder of the International Meteor Organization
13358 Revelle 1998 TA34 Douglas ReVelle, American meteorologist and meteor physicist
13365 Tenzinyama 1998 UL20 *
13367 Jiří 1998 UT24 *
13368 Wlodekofman 1998 UV24 Wlodek Kofman, French geophysicist*
13370 Júliusbreza 1998 VF Július Breza, Czech otorhinolaryngologist ?
13376 Dunphy 1998 VO32 *
13380 Yamamohammed 1998 WQ11 *
13387 Irus 1998 YW6 *
13389 Stacey 1999 AG24 Stacey Ward, discoverer's wife
13390 Bouška 1999 FQ3 *
13395 Deconihout 1999 RH35 *
13396 Midavaine 1999 RU38 *
13,401–13,500
13403 Sarahmousa 1999 RJ167 *
13404 Norris 1999 RT177 *
13405 Dorisbillings 1999 ST1 Doris Billings, née Dora Kawchuk, mother of the discoverer
13406 Sekora 1999 TA4 *
13411 OLRAP 1999 UO7 Orchestre Lyrique de Région Avignon Provence (OLRAP)  ?
13421 Holvorcem 1999 VO12 Paulo R. Holvorcem, astronomer*
13423 Bobwoolley 1999 VR22 *
13424 Margalida 1999 VD24 Santa Margalida, Majorca*
13425 Waynebrown 1999 VG24 *
13433 Phelps 1999 VP52 *
13434 Adamquade 1999 VK58 *
13435 Rohret 1999 VX67 *
13436 Enid 1999 WF *
13437 Wellton-Persson 1999 WF8 Helen Wellton and Claes Wellton Persson, Swedish entrepreneurs who sponsor the Uppsala-DLR Asteroid Survey*
13438 Marthanalexander 1999 XD86 *
13463 Antiphos 5159 T-2 *
13473 Hokema 1953 GJ *
13474 V'yus 1973 QO1 *
13475 Orestes 1973 SX *
13477 Utkin 1975 VW5 Vladimir Fedorovich Utkin, Russian rocket designer and scientist
13478 Fraunhofer 1976 DB1 Joseph von Fraunhofer, German physicist *
13479 Vet 1977 TO6 Vladimir Evgen'evich Tretyakov ("VET"), Russian mathematician
13480 Potapov 1978 PX3 *
13482 Igorfedorov 1979 HN5 Igor' Borisovich Fedorov, Russian radio-wave scientist and over-the-horizon radar specialist
13488 Savanov 1982 TK1 *
13489 Dmitrienko 1982 UO6 *
13492 Vitalijzakharov 1984 YE4 *
13497 Ronstone 1986 EK1 *
13499 Steinberg 1986 TQ5 *
13500 Viscardy 1987 PM *
13,501–13,600
13520 Félicienrops 1990 VC6 Félicien Rops, Belgian painter
13530 Ninnemann 1991 RS2 *
13531 Weizsäcker 1991 RU4 Carl Friedrich Freiherr von Weizsäcker, German physicist*
13533 Junili 1991 RJ11 June, Nina, and Lian, daughters of Theo Geuens and Rita Heirman, friends of the discoverer
13540 Kazukitakahashi 1991 UR1 *
13543 Butler 1992 AO2 *
13551 Gadsden 1992 FL1 Michael Gadsden, 20th-century Scottish astronomer, secretary general of the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy
13557 Lievetruwant 1992 OB9 *
13559 Werth 1992 RD1 *
13560 La Pérouse 1992 RX6 Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse, French navigator and explorer
13562 Bobeggleton 1992 SF11 *
13569 Ōshū 1993 EJ Ōshū, Iwate, Japan, where the Mizusawa Astrogeodynamics Observatory is located
13579 Allodd 1993 NA2 *
13583 Bosret 1993 TN18 Nicolas Bosret, Belgian composer and organist
13,601–13,700
13606 Bean 1994 RN5 *
13607 Vicars 1994 SH11 *
13609 Lewicki 1994 TK11 *
13610 Lilienthal 1994 TS16 Otto Lilienthal, German aviation pioneer and glider pilot
13615 Manulis 1994 WP13 *
13620 Moynahan 1995 FM3 *
13622 McArthur 1995 HY2 *
13624 Abeosamu 1995 UO3 *
13633 Ivens 1995 WW17 *
13638 Fiorenza 1996 CJ7 *
13642 Ricci 1996 HX *
13643 Takushi 1996 HC1 Takushi Yokota, Japanese leader of the Kobe University astronomy club (see 13176 Kobedaitenken, above) and observing partner of the discoverer
13647 Rey 1996 HR24 Marc-Michel Rey, Dutch publisher of the Enlightenment
13652 Elowitz 1997 BV8 *
13653 Priscus 1997 CT16 *
13658 Sylvester 1997 FB *
13667 Samthurman 1997 GT37 *
13668 Tanner 1997 HQ1 *
13672 Tarski 1997 KH *
13673 Urysohn 1997 LC *
13674 Bourge 1997 MJ2 *
13677 Alvin 1997 NK1 *
13678 Shimada 1997 NE11 *
13681 Monty Python 1997 PY1 Monty Python, British comedy group
13682 Pressberger 1997 PG3 Rudolf Pressberger, Austrian engineer and amateur telescope maker, inventor of the "Austrian mount"
13684 Borbona 1997 QQ2 *
13688 Oklahoma 1997 RJ7 Oklahoma*
13689 Succi 1997 RO7 Carlo Succi, Italian physicist
13690 Lesleymartin 1997 RG9 *
13691 Akie 1997 SL16 *
13693 Bondar 1997 TW15 Roberta Lynn Bondar, Canadian astronaut
13699 Nickthomas 1998 MU7 *
13700 Connors 1998 MM36 Martin Gerard Connors, Canadian space scientist
13,701–13,800
13701 Roquebrune 1998 OR Roquebrune-sur-Argens, Provençal village organizing a "Night of Stars"
13704 Aletesi 1998 PA1 Alessandro Tesi, younger son of the discoverer (Luciano Tesi)
13705 Llapasset 1998 QJ2 *
13710 Shridhar 1998 QU13 *
13714 Stainbrook 1998 QV38 *
13715 Steed 1998 QK39 *
13716 Trevino 1998 QJ40 *
13717 Vencill 1998 QM42 *
13718 Welcker 1998 QR43 *
13721 Kevinwelsh 1998 QX51 *
13722 Campobagatin 1998 QO54 *
13723 Kolokolova 1998 QY54 *
13724 Schwehm 1998 QF55 Gerhard Schwehm, Head of Planetary Science at the European Space Agency*
13729 Nicolewen 1998 RO22 *
13730 Willis 1998 RE47 *
13732 Woodall 1998 RC56 *
13733 Dylanyoung 1998 RA59 *
13734 Buklad 1998 RC66 *
13739 Nancyworden 1998 SW1 *
13740 Lastrucci 1998 SL2 *
13743 Rivkin 1998 SX23 Andrew Rivkin, American astronomer
13744 Rickline 1998 SY25 *
13745 Mikecosta 1998 SL42 Mike Costa, Canadian amateur astronomer
13748 Radaly 1998 SC46 Reginald Aldworth Daly, Canadian geologist
13750 Mattdawson 1998 ST54 *
13751 Joelparker 1998 SS55 Joel William Parker, American astronomer*
13752 Grantstokes 1998 SF58 *
13753 Jennivirta 1998 SY59 Jenni Virtanen, Finnish astronomer and asteroid expert
13760 Rodriguez 1998 SN123 *
13761 Dorristaylor 1998 SA130 *
13764 Mcalanis 1998 SW135 *
13765 Nansmith 1998 SM138 *
13766 Bonham 1998 SA139 *
13770 Commerson 1998 ST145 Philibert Commerson, French naturalist, botanist and explorer
13772 Livius 1998 SV163 Titus Livius (Livy), Roman historian
13774 Spurný 1998 TW30 Pavel Spurný, Czech astronomer*
13775 Thébault 1998 TL32 Victor Thébault, French mathematician*
13777 Cielobuio 1998 UV6 Cielo Buio, Italian organisation for the protection of the night sky from light pollution
13788 Dansolander 1998 UY26 Daniel Solander, Swedish botanist
13792 Kuščynskyj 1998 VG Taras Kuščynskyj, Czech photographer
13793 Laubernasconi 1998 VB4 Laurent Bernasconi*
13798 Cecchini 1998 VK33 Vasco Cecchini, Italian amateur astronomer connected with the Pian dei Termini Observatory at San Marcello Pistoiese in Italy
13,801–13,900
13801 Kohlhase 1998 VP44 Charles Kohlhase, American planetary scientist*
13804 Hrazany 1998 XK Hrazany, a village and a place of a Celtic oppidum in central Bohemia, the Czech Republic
13806 Darmstrong 1998 XM6 Dale Henry Armstrong, Canadian amateur astronomer
13808 Davewilliams 1998 XG24 Dafydd (Dave) Williams, Canadian astronaut
13815 Furuya 1998 YF7 *
13816 Stülpner 1998 YH27 Karl Stülpner (1762-1841), popular hero of Germany's Ore Mountains
13818 Ullery 1999 RE92 *
13820 Schwartz 1999 VQ *
13822 Stevedodson 1999 VV17 Steve Dodson, Canadian amateur astronomer
13824 Kramlik 1999 VG86 *
13825 Booth 1999 VJ87 *
13830 ARLT 1999 XM7 *
13840 Wayneanderson 1999 XW31 *
13841 Blankenship 1999 XO32 *
13843 Cowenbrown 1999 XQ34 *
13845 Jillburnett 1999 XL63 *
13848 Cioffi 1999 XD75 Denis F. Cioffi of the Near Earth Asteroid Tracking Program? *
13849 Dunn 1999 XN86 *
13850 Erman 1999 XO88 *
13852 Ford 1999 XM96 *
13853 Jenniferfritz 1999 XR96 *
13859 Fredtreasure 1999 XQ136 *
13860 Neely 1999 XH143 *
13868 Catalonia 1999 YZ8 Catalonia*
13869 Fruge 2000 AR194 *
13897 Vesuvius 4216 T-2 Mount Vesuvius*
13,901–14,000
13904 Univinnitsa 1975 TJ3 *
13906 Shunda 1977 QD2 *
13908 Wölbern 1978 RH9 Ingo Wölbern, German geophysicist
13914 Galegant 1980 LC1 Gale D. Gant, American amateur astronomer who assisted in organizing the Palomar Observatory's 1.2-m Schmidt Oschin Telescope plate archive
13915 Yalow 1982 KH1 *
13916 Bernolák 1982 QA2 *
13917 Correggia 1984 EQ *
13920 Montecorvino 1985 PE1 Montecorvino Rovella, a small Italian town east of Salerno, Campania, site of an amateur astronomical observatory
13921 Sgarbini 1985 RP Bruno Sgarbini, Italian amateur astronomer, director of the Gian Camillo Gloriosi Observatory in Montecorvino Rovella, Campania
13922 Kremenia 1985 SX2 *
13923 Peterhof 1985 UA5 *
13926 Berners-Lee 1986 XT Sir Tim Berners-Lee, British founder of the World Wide Web
13927 Grundy 1987 SV3 *
13928 Aaronrogers 1987 UT *
13933 Charleville 1988 VE1 Charleville, Queensland, Australia, home of the Charleville Cosmos Centre
13937 Roberthargraves 1989 PU *
13954 Born 1990 TF8 Max Born, German mathematician and physicist*
13956 Banks 1990 VG6 Joseph Banks, British botanist
13962 Delambre 1991 PO4 Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French astronomer and mathematician
13963 Euphrates 1991 PT4 Euphrates river*
13964 La Billardière 1991 PO5 Jacques-Julien Houtou de La Billardière, French naturalist, who participated in the search for the vanished La Pérouse
13977 Frisch 1992 HJ7 Karl von Frisch, an Austrian ethologist who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1973
13980 Neuhauser 1992 NS *
13982 Thunberg 1992 RB3 Carl Peter Thunberg, Swedish botanist, one of the last pupils of Carolus Linnaeus
13989 Murikabushi 1993 BG *
13991 Kenphillips 1993 FZ6 Kenneth J. H. Phillips, British solar physicist
13992 Cesarebarbieri 1993 FL8 Cesare Barbieri, Italian astronomer
13993 Clemenssimmer 1993 FN9 Clemens Simmer, German meteorologist
13994 Tuominen 1993 FA15 Ilkka Tuominen, Finnish astronomer
13995 Tõravere 1993 FV16 Tõravere (Tartu), Estonia, seat of Tartu Observatory
Preceded by
12,001–13,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 13,001–14,000
Succeeded by
14,001–15,000

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