Discovered 1905 Sept. 19 by M. F. Wolf at Heidelberg.
Named after the feminine character Recha in the drama Nathan der Weise by the German dramatist and critic Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729–1781), a strong advocate of religious tolerance. (H 60; R. Bremer)
The naming might be influenced by the two letters of the provisional designation 1905 RC. See also the remarks to planet (579).