Renu (Sanskrit रेणु) literally means pollen of flowers. Renu also refers to atom or dust.
Renu is an ancient word of Sanskrit origin. Renu is used for pollen of flowers. Reference of Renu is found in various Epics.
Renu is mentioned in Siddhant Kaumudi (सिद्धान्त-कौमुदी) and Riga Veda (ऋग्-वेद) with the meanings as dust, a grain, atom of dust or sand.
Reference of Renu is found in Mahabharata and Kavyaprakasham where it is used as pollen of flowers.
According to Harivansha (हरिवंश), Renu was a name of a wife of Vishvamitra (विश्वामित्र).
It is used as powder of anything in Sishupal-Vadh (शिशुपाल-वध).
Renu is mentioned in Lalit-Vistaar (ललित-विस्तर) as a particular measure of anything that is measurable.
It is mentioned as a particular herbal drug called Pier Aurantiacum in Varah-Mihir's Vrihat Sanhita (वराह-मिहिर बृहत्-संहिता) and Susrut (सुश्रुत).
As given in the graph Renu was once a little bit popular in the USA. This name was popular till the year 1990. On an average this name is used by 5 persons per year as the name of their girl child. On the other hand Renu is a very popular name in India.
If you are looking for sweet, short but common girl name with mythological background, then Renu is the best name.
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