As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center (MPC), 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.
Ken Levin (born 1953) is a physicist who works in the field of infrared optics and sensors for application in medicine, aerospace and astronomy. Levin is an avid amateur astronomer and operates two private observatories
Gisbert Winnewisser (1936–2011) was an astrophysicist who established the KOSMA sub-mm telescope on Gornergrat and set up successful partnerships between the University of Cologne and research institutes worldwide. He was a member of three IAU Commissions and was honored with many prizes.
Lonnie Wege (born 1958) is a telescope sales manager and a Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope technology specialist. He is also an astronomy outreach volunteer with the Three Rivers Foundation, the Texas Astronomical Society and Celestron.
Miep Gies (née Hermine Santrouschitz; born 1909) is one of the Dutch citizens who hid Anne Frank and her family from the Nazis during World War II. She discovered and preserved Anne's diary after her arrest and deportation. The name was suggested by C. Koppeschaar