Asteroid 821, Fanny, was discovered on March 31, 1916 by Maximilian Wolf at Heidelberg, Germany. It has a period of 4 years, 226 days.

Nobody knows for whom or for what this asteroid was named. Fanny is a diminutive of the female name Epifania and has been used as a name on its own. It has been used as a synonym for the posterior.

The meaning of asteroid Fanny seems to be a scene, asses, worthless (Damien Foor); lazy, objectification, stupidity, treated as inferior or a nonperson.

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