1933 FX. Discovered 1933 Mar. 23 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.
Named for the eastern kingdom of the Merovingian Franks from the sixth to the eighth centuries. Austrasia embodied an extensive region on both sides of the Rhine, with Metz as its capital. (M 5524)
Name proposed by E. Bowell, who found one of the identifications involving this planet.