Discovered 1891 Sept. 11 by A. Charlois at Nice.
Named for the daughter of the Persian king Oxyartes and wife of the Macedonian king Alexander the Great (356–323 B.C.). (A. Schnell; I. van Houten-Groeneveld)
Named by F. Bidschof, assistant at the Vienna Observatory, at the request of the discoverer. (Kalender für alle Stände, Vienna 1894). The planet originally (AN 132, 176 (1893)) was named ‘Roxana’.