Discovered by C. S. Shoemaker and D. H. Levy at Palomar.
Named in honour of Edith Pailet Levy (b.1918), mother of the second discoverer. Born in New Orleans, she married Nathaniel Lewis Levy in 1939 and headed to Montréal to become one of McGill University's first women medical students. Levy excelled in hematology, but once her children were grown she went back to McGill to launch a career in genetics. She spent several years studying Alzheimer's patients at Montréal's Jewish Hospital of Hope.
Name proposed and citation prepared by Carolyn Shoemaker, Gene Shoemaker and David H. Levy.
Reference: MPC 24918