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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Anu

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from Nigeria says the name Anu is of Unknown origin and means "Mercy".
  • A submission from Malaysia says the name Anu means "Small pieces" and is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin.
  • A user from Texas, United States says the name Anu is of Unknown origin and means "A sky-god, the god of heaven, lord of constellations, king of gods, spirits and demons, who dwelt in the highest heavenly region.".
Other origins: Celtic and English

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  1. Babylonian god of the sky; one of the supreme triad including Bel and Ea
  1. (Sumerian, Assyrian and Babylonian mythology) A sky-god, the god of heaven, lord of constellations, king of gods, spirits and demons, who dwelt in the highest heavenly region.

Anu was also found in the following language(s): Estonian, Finnish, and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Anu

Anu Malik is a music director and singing. He plays Vocals, Harmonium, Keyboard, Tabla, Bongos, Dholak, Guitar, shahnai, violin, dhol, peempri, saarangi, and drums etc.. He was most prominent from 1981 to 1981. Anu was born on November 2nd, 1960.


Anu Agarwal is an actor and actress. Anu was born on January 11th, 1969 in Malka Ganj, Delhi, India.


Anu Hasan is an actor, model (people), news presenter, entrepreneurship, actress, model, tv anchor, and entrepreneur. Anu was given the name Anuradha Chandrahasan on July 15th, 1968 in Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India.


Anu Prabhakar is an actress. Anu was born Anu Prabhakar on November 9th, 1980 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.


Anu Aga is an ex-chairperson, thermax ltd., social worker, thermax, social work, and thermaxltd. Anu was born on August 3rd, 1942 in Mumbai, India.


Anu was born on September 3rd, 1972.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Anu

Christine Anu is a pop music musician. Her career lasted from 1993 to 1993. Christine was born on March 15th, 1970 in Cairns, Queensland, Australia.


Neferkamin is also known as Sneferka Anu.


Anu is also known as Ahno.


Anu Malhotra is a film director, presenter, and screenwriter. Her ongoing career started in 1995. Anu was given the name Anu on March 26th, 1961 in New Delhi, Delhi, India.


Fun Facts about the name Anu

  • How Popular is the name Anu? Anu is the 24,776th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Anu have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 234 babies born with the first name Anu in the United States. That's more than enough people named Anu to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Anu? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1972 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Anu first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Anu is Monday, May 7th, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Anu born? The highest recorded use of the first name Anu was in 2004 with a total of 15 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Anu: Your name in reverse order is Una. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aun. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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