1936 HD. Discovered 1936 Apr. 23 by M. Laugier at Nice. Independently discovered 1936 May 18 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.
Named in memory of Johann Gerhard Behrens (1889–1978), pastor at Detern, well known for his orbit computations on comets and minor planets. (M 5523)
Name proposed by O. Kippes, who found some of the identifications involving this planet.