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. The official naming citations have been published in MPC's Minor Planet Circulars and in Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Meanings marked with † or * are from legacy sources may contain errors.
Andrés Ripoll (born 1933) was involved in the Apollo, Apollo-Soyuz and Skylab space programs. He was the founder and manager of the Villafranca del Castillo tracking station (Spain) and the European Astronaut Centre (Germany). He has received awards for his extensive professional and research activities.