Discovered 1885 Nov. 12 by J. Palisa at Vienna.
Named probably in honor of Mathilde, née Worms, wife of the astronomer Moritz Loewy (1833–1907). (A. Schnell)
Named by V. A. Lebeuf who computed the orbit. Lebeuf (1859–1929) was a staff member of the Paris Observatory. Loewy served as a vice-director of the observatory.