What Does Anu Mean?

Anu is not an English word; however, it has many meanings in other languages and cultures that reflect our mission.  Here are a few examples:

  • In Hebrew, Anu means us or we
  • In Hungarian, it means mom
  • In Indonesian, it means something unknown
  • In Telugu, it means to say or to speak
  • It's a popular name in Finland meaning grace or favor
  • It's a popular name in Estonia meaning grace or favor
  • Anu was the earliest known librarian (around 2000 BCE)
  • In Igbo language of the Ibo Ethnic group of Nigeria, depending on the pronunciation and intonation, it means to marry/to hear
  • From the Dictionary of Celtic Goddesses and Heroines by Edain McCoy, Anu (Irish) In Myth - {AW-noo} She is known as a Goddess of prosperity and abundance.
  • Anu is the name of a Sumerian god. It means the Heavenly One.
  • Anu, is a name in the Yoruba ethnic group in Nigeria. It means mercy. It's the short form of the name: Anuoluwapo, meaning the mercy of God is great.
  • Anu is a word from Sanskrit, the classical literary language of India. In Sanskrit Anu has many meanings including atom and molecule, and as a prefix it denotes after, together, similar, every, each, etc.