Discovered 1879 Oct. 21 by J. Palisa at Pola.
The name means whining, deplorable. Very probably, this name should reflect the sorrow about the difficulties associated with a recovery of this planet. Lacrimosa could have been observed only four times by Palisa. (Astronomischer Kalender für 1883, p. 108)
Named by L. Schulhof, astronomer in Paris (BAJ Circ., No. 174 (1882)), at the request of the discoverer.