Sanskrit name Hanu (Sanskrit हनु) literally refers to cheek or jaw. Hanu also refers to death, weapon or disease.
Mention of Hanu is found in Riga Veda (ऋग् वेद) in which Hanu means Jaw. Hanu is also found to be mentioned in Shatpath-Brahman (शतपथ-ब्राह्मण) where Hanu is used for cheek. This name is also mentioned in Sir Monier-Williams dictionary with meanings like death or disease.
Lexicographers like Hemchandra and Halayudh have also used Hanu in their writings in which is used for a weapon or anything that injures or destroys life.
According to the chart shown above Hanu is a somewhat popular name in India. As per social media count, Hanu is used by less than 350 people in India as the name of their children. Hanu is not at all a popular name in the USA.
In our opinion, Hanu is short and easy to pronounce name, but it has a bad meaning attached to it.
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