Names of all the Planets of the Solar System
This page shows the names of all the planets and also the names of the currently known moons.
It also lists the names and locations of each Planet and Satellite discoverer (if known)
and provides the meaning/derivation for each name.
The planets are in order of the date of discovery.
Planet and Satellite Names and Discoverers
This page shows information about planetary bodies named by the IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN), and about bodies named by the IAU Committee on Small Body Nomenclature that have surface features named by the WGPSN.
Pluto and its Moons
Satellites in the plutonian system are named for characters and creatures in the myths surrounding Pluto (Greek Hades) and the classical Greek and Roman Underworld.
Haumea and its Moons
Eris and its Moons
All the information on this page is public domain and comes from the International Astronomical Union Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature. "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature." (05/12/2018). http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/
IAU Resolutions 5 and 6, "Definition of a Planet in the Solar System" AND "Pluto"