Meanings of minor planet names: 187001–188000

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This is a partial list of meanings of minor planet names. See meanings of minor planet names for a list of all such partial lists.
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.
Besides the Minor Planet Circulars (in which the citations are published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel’s Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the “†” links) are tentative. Meanings marked with an asterisk (*) are guesswork, and should be checked against the mentioned sources to ensure that the identification is correct.

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187,001…
187,101…
187,201…
187,301…
187,401…
187,501…
187,601…
187,701…
187,801…
187,901…

182,000s
183,000s
184,000s
185,000s
186,000s
187,000s
188,000s
189,000s
190,000s
191,000s
192,000s

187001–187100[edit]

Number–Name
Prov. Designation
Source of Name

There are no named minor planets in this number range

187101–187200[edit]

Number–Name
Prov. Designation
Source of Name

187123 Schorderet
2005 QO84
Jean-Marcel Schorderet, retired director and producer at the Swiss public television JPL

187125 Marxgyörgy
2005 QD87
György Marx (1927-2002), a Hungarian physicist and astrophysicist. JPL

187201–187300[edit]

Number–Name
Prov. Designation
Source of Name

187276 Meistas
2005 TM48
Edmundas Meistas, Lithuanian astronomer JPL

187283 Jeffhopkins
2005 TC66
Jeffrey Hopkins, leading amateur photometrist JPL

187301–187400[edit]

Number–Name
Prov. Designation
Source of Name

There are no named minor planets in this number range

187401–187500[edit]

Number–Name
Prov. Designation
Source of Name

There are no named minor planets in this number range

187501–187600[edit]

Number–Name
Prov. Designation
Source of Name

187514 Tainan
2006 TM94
Tainan is located in southern Taiwan and is the oldest and the fifth-largest city on the island JPL

187531 Omorichugakkou
2006 UM63
Omorichugakkou is the name of the junior high school in Suzaka-shi, Nagano prefecture, Japan. Students discovered this minor planet during one of the commemoration events for the 60th anniversary of the school’s founding. JPL

187601–