Asteroids Pronunciation Guide

Most asteroids are members of the 'asteroid belt', a collection of thousands of rocky bodies between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, 2 to 3.5 AU from the Sun. Astronomers once thought that the asteroid belt was the debris from a destroyed planet.

NamePronunciation
Abundantiaah-boon-DAN-shee-ah
Adelindaah-day-LEE-nah
Adeona
AdriaEH-dree-a
Aeginaa-JYE-na
AegleEE-glee
Aemiliaa-MEE-lee-a
AethraEE-thra
Agathea-GAA-te
Aglajaa-GLYE-a
AlexandraAL-ek-SAND-ra
AlkesteAL_kes-TEE
Alkmenealk-MEE-nee
Althaeaal-THEE-a
AmaltheaAM-al-THEE-a
Ambrosiaam-BROE-sha
Amor
Ampellaam-PELL-a
AmphitriteAM-fe-TRY-tee
Andromachean-DROM-a-kee
AngelinaAN-je-LEE-na
AnnefrankANN-FRANK
Antigonean-TIG-o-nee
Antiopean-TYE-o-pee
Apolloa-POLL-oh
Apophisa-PAW-fis
Aquitaniaakwi-TAIN-i-a
Aretea-RET-ee
ArethusaARR-e-THEW-sa
Ariadneair-i-AD-ni
Artemisar-TEEM-is
Aschera
AsiaAISH-a
Astraeaa-STREE-a
Astraeaa-STREE-a
Atala
AtalanteAT-LAN-tee
AteEH-tee
AthamantisATH-a-MAN-tis
AthorATH-or
Auroraah-ROAR-a
Ausoniaaw-SOE-nee-a
AustriaAWS-tree-a
BacchusBACK-us
Bambergabam-BUR-ga
BaucisBAW-sis
BeatrixBAY-a-tricks or BEE-a-tricks
Belisana
Bellonabe-LOE-na
BerthaBERTH-a
Biancabee-AANG-ka
BrailleBRAIL
BrunhildBROON-hilt
ByblisBIB-lis
Camillaca-MILL-a
Celuta
CeresSEER-ees
ChironKYE-ron
Chryseiscry-SEE-is
CirceSIR-see
Concordiacon-COR-di-a
CybeleSIB-e-lee
Cyrenesye-REE-nee
DanaeDAN-eh-ee
DaphneDAFF-nee
DejaniraDEE-e-NYE-re
DejopejaDEE-e-PEE-e
Desideratade-SID-er-AA-ta
Dianadye-ANN-a
DidoDYE-do
DikeDIE-kee
DioneDIE-oh-nee
DorisDORR-is
Dynamenedie-NAM-e-nee
Dysnomiadis-NOME-i-a
EchoECK-o
Egeriae-JEER-ee-a
Elektraee-LECK-trah
ElpisEL-pis
ElsaEL-sa
EosEE-os
Eratoe-RAY-toe
Erigonee-RIG-o-nee
ErisEE-ris
ErosEER-os
EucharisEW-ka-ris
Eudoraew-DOR-a
Eugeniaew-JEE-nee-a
EunikeEW-ne-kee
Eunomiaewe-NOM-ee-a
Eunomiaewe-NOM-ee-a
Euphrosyneew-FROS-e-nee
Europayew-ROPE-a
Eurydikeew-RID-i-kee
EurykleiaEWR-i-KLYE-a
Eurynomeew-RIN-o-mee
Euterpeew-TUR-pee
EvaEE-va
Felicitasfe-LIS-i-tas
Feroniafer-ROE-nee-a
FidesFYE-dees
FloraFLOOR-a
Fortunafor-TUNE-a
FreiaFRY-a
FriggaFRIG-a
GalateaGAL-a-TEE-a
GalliaGAL-ee-a
Garumnaga-RUM-na
GerdaGUR-da
Harmoniahar-MOE-nee-a
HebeHEE-bee
HecubaHECK-yu-ba
HeddaHED-a
HekateHECK-a-tee
HelenaHEL-e-na
HenriettaHEN-ree-ET-a
HeraHEER-a or HERR-a
HerculinaHER-kew-LEE-na
Hermioneher-MY-o-nee
Hersiliaher-SIL-ee-a
HerthaHUR-tha
Hesperiahes-PEER-ee-a
HestiaHES-tee-a
HildaHILL-da
Hygieahy-GEE-a
Iantheeye-AN-thee
Iduna
InoEYE-noe
IoEYE-o
IphigeniaIF-ije-NYE-a
Ireneeye-REE-nee
IrisEYE-riss
IrmaUR-ma
IsabellaIS-a-BEL-a
IsisEYE-sis
Ismeneis-MEE-nee
Isoldai-SOUL-da
Istriais-TREE-a
Johannajoe-AN-a
JuewaZHWAY-HWAA
JuliaJEW-lee-a
JunoJEW-noe
JunoJEW-no
Kalliopeka-LYE-o-pee
Kallistoca-LISS-toe
Kalypsoca_LIP-soe
Kassandracas-SAND-ra
KleopatraKLEE-o-PAT-ra
KlioCLEE-o
KlothoKLOE-thoe
KlymeneKLIM-e-nee
KlytaemnestraKLYE-tem-NES-tra
KlytiaKLIT-ee-a
KolgaCOAL-ga
Koronisko-ROE-nis
LachesisLACK-e-sis
LacrimosaLACK-ri-MOE-sa
Laetitiale-TEE-sha
Lambertalam-BUR-ta
Laurentialaw-REN-sha
LedaLEE-da
LetoLEE-toe
Leukothealew-KOTH-ee-a
LiberatrixLIB-e-RAY-tricks
Lilaealye-LEE-a
Lomia
LoreleyLOR-e-lye
LuciaLEW-sha
Lucinalew-SYE-na
LumenLEW-men
Lutetialew-TEE-sha
LydiaLID-i-a
MajaMYE-a
Mariama-REE-a
MarthaMAR-tha
Massaliama-SALL-ee-a
Medeame-DEE-a
Medusame-DOO-sa
MeleteMEL-e-tee
MeliboeaMEL-i-BEE-a
Melpomenemel-POM-e-nee
Menippeme-NIP-ee
MetisMEE-tis
Minervami-NUR-va
MiriamMIRR-ee-am
Mnemosynene-MOS-e-nee
Nausikaanaw-SICK-eh-a
Nemausane-MAWS-a
NemesisNEM-e-sis
NiobeNYE-o-bee
Nuwa
NysaNYE-sa
OceanaOH-shee-AA-na
Oenonei-NOE-nee
Opheliao-FEEL-ya
PalesPAY-lees
PallasPAL-as
Pandorapan-DOOR-a
PanopaeaPAN-oPEE-a
Parthenopepar-THEN-o-pee
PeithoPYE-thoe
Penelopepe-NELL-o-pee
PhaedraFEE-dra
PhaethonFAYE-uh-thun
PhilomelaFIL-o-MEE-la
PhilosophiaFIL-o-SOF-ee-a
Phocaeafoe-SEE-a
PhthiaTHYE-a
Polana
PolyhymniaPOL-ee-HIM-nee-a
Pomonapo-MOE-na
Pompejapom-PAY-a
ProknePROCK-nee
Proserpinaproe-SUR-pe-na
ProtogeneiaPROE-toe-je-NYE-a
PsycheSYE-kee
QuaoarKWAH-o-ar
RhodopeROD-o-pee
RosaROE-sa
SapphoSAF-oh
ScyllaSILL-a
SednaSAID-na
SemeleSEM-e-lee
Sibyllasi-BILL-a
Sironasi-ROE-na
SiwaSEE-va
Sophrosynesoe-FROZ-e-nee
Stephaniaste-FAY-nee-a
SylviaSIL-vee-a
Terpsichoreterp-SICK-o-ree
Thaliathe-LYE-a
ThemisTHEE-mis
ThetisTHEE-tis
ThisbeTHIS-bee
Thusnelda
ThyraTHIGH-ra
Tolosato-LOE-za
Toutatistwo-TA-tis
UnaEWE-na
Undinaun-DEE-na
Uraniaewe-RAY-nee-a
UrdaOOR-da
ValaVAA-la
Velleda
VestaVES-ta
Vibilia
Victoriavic-TOR-ee-a
Virginiaver-GIN-i-a
Weringia
Xanthippezan-TIP-ee
Zelia

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