Discovered 1923 Sept. 12 by S. I. Belyavskij at Simeis.
Named in honor of the astronomer and mathematician Joseph Louis Lagrange (1736–1813). He was professor of mathematics in Turin (1753), Berlin (1766) and Paris (1787) and author of the famous Mécanique analytique (1788) and Théories des fonctions analytiques (1797). (H 96)
Lagrange is also honored by a lunar crater.