Discovered 1920 Aug. 15 by W. Baade at Bergedorf.
Thüringia was one of the ships of the Hamburg-America Line. The discoverer made two trips from Hamburg to New York on this ship during the 1920’s. The captain of the ship was an amateur astronomer and was invited by the discoverer to name one of his minor planets. (H 90)
The planet and the ship are named for the German province of Thüringen.