Discovered 1923 Sept. 13 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.
Named by the discoverer (RI 402) for a legendary character which is the title figure in an old German folk-song Die schönejunge Lilofee by August Schnezler. Lilofee was a mermaid of the Mummelsee in the Black Forest. (H 96; R. Bremer)
Name proposed by J. Riem, astronomer at the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut in Berlin.