Discovered 1913 Oct. 6 by G. N. Neujmin at Simeis.
Named possibly in honor of a former scientific collaborator at the Pulkovo Observatory. Another interpretation says that this planet is named for the heroine of the celebrated poem Evgeni Onigin by the Russian poet Aleksander Sergeevich Pushkin (1799–1837, see planet (2208)). (H 77)
The naming might be influenced by the two letters of the provisional designation 1913 TA.