Discovered 1916 Apr. 3 by S. I. Belyavskij at Simeis.
Named in honor of the American astronomer Edwin Brant Frost (1866–1935) in gratitude for his generous help during the difficult years after World War I (see also planet (849)). Frost was professor of astrophysics at the University of Chicago and director of the Yerkes Observatory. He also edited the Astrophysical Journal. (H84)
Frost is also honored by a lunar crater.