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Origins and meanings. Howard, from the Howard family, Dukes of Norfolk; Courtenay, from the surname of the Earls of Devon; Trevor, from the Welsh chieftain Tudor Trevor, lord of Hereford; Digby, from the family of Baron Digby/Earl of Bristol; Shirley (originally a man's forename), from the Shirley ...
Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog; 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 –
Aśvakan literally means "horsemen", "horse breeders", or " cavalrymen " (from aśva or aspa, the Sanskrit and Avestan words for " horse "). Historically, the ethnonym Afghān was used to refer to ethnic Pashtuns. The Persian form of the name, Afġān was first attested in the 10th-century geography book Hudud al-'Alam.
Meanings of minor-planet names. This is a list of minor planets which have been officially named by the Working Group Small Body Nomenclature (WGSBN) of the International Astronomical Union (IAU). The list consists of partial pages, each covering a number range of 1000 bodies citing the source after each minor planet was named for.
The list below concerns those minor planets in the specified number-range that have received names, and explains the meanings of those names. Official naming citations of newly named small Solar System bodies are approved and published in a bulletin by IAU's Working Group Small Body Nomenclature (WGSBN).