This is a list of named minor planets in an alphabetical, case-insensitive order grouped by the first letter of their name.[a][b] New namings, typically proposed by the discoverer and approved by the Working Group Small Body Nomenclature (WGSBN) of the International Astronomical Union, are published nowadays in their WGSBN Bulletin and summarized in a dedicated list several times a year.
Over the last four decades, the list has grown significantly with an average rate of 492 new namings published every year (or 1.35 namings per day). While in March 1979, only 1924 minor planets had received a name and completed the designation process, as of 23 May 2022[update], the list contains 23,280 named objects. This, however, only accounts for 3.79% of all numbered bodies, as there are over 600,000 minor planets with a well established orbit which is a precondition for receiving a name. Of all these minor-planet names, 1245 contain diacritical marks.