Discovered 1880 Feb. 16 by C. H. F. Peters at Clinton.
Named for one of the Naiads. The Naiads are water nymphs, female beings granted very long life but still mortal. The Naiads incarnate the divinity of the spring or stream which they inhabit. (E. Weiss in Littrow, Wunder des Himmels, 7. ed., p. 458 (1886); Z 301)