Schmidt is a German surname that is a cognate of "Smith", an occupational surname for a blacksmith. Other variations of the name include Schmitt, Schmitz, Schmid, Schmidtke, Schmied, Schmit, Schmits, and Smits.
Schmidt is a small lunar impact crater that is located near the southwest edge of Mare Tranquillitatis, to the southwest of the Ritter-Sabine crater pair. This formation is circular and bowl-shaped, with little appearance of wear due to subsequent impacts. The interior has a higher albedo than the surrounding terrain, giving it a light appearance.