Discovered 1894 Nov. 19 by A. Borrelly at Marseilles.
Named probably for Arduenna, goddess of hunting among the Gauls. Silva Arduenna was the vast Ardennes Forest in northeastern Gaul. (H 43)
The planet was erroneously called Darwina in Bull. Astron., Vol. 21, p. 267 (AN 166, 319 (1904)). Darwin is honored by planet (1991).