Discovered 1890 Apr. 25 by J. Palisa at Vienna.
Any reference of this name to a person or occurrence is unknown.
Named by the Société Astronomique de France “at the gracious invitation of the discoverer” (l’Astronomie, Vol. 10, p. 112 (1891)). The planets (291) and (292) were independently discovered by A. Charlois at Nice one night later.