Discovered 1875 July 10 by L. Schulhof at Vienna.
The name, translated from Greek, means first-born. (A. Schnell)
Named by K. von Littrow (AN 86, 122 (1875)) on request of the discoverer in allusion to the first discovery of a minor planet by an astronomer which in other fields of astronomy was already well known. Schulhof at the time of the discovery was assistant at the Vienna Observatory.
K. von Littrow (Wunder des Himmels, 6. ed., Berlin 1878) stated: “Erhielt ihren Namen auf Einladung des Entdeckers...” um die Erstlingsschaft des Fundes für diesen Entdecker anzudeuten.”