Anzu is a Japanese female name meaning “apricot” with the kanji 杏子 and 杏. There are likely other meanings depending on the kanji used. Written in hiragana it’s あんず.
Anzu (Anzû) is also the name of a divine bird or monster in several Near Eastertn mythologies (Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian, and Assyrian), depicted as a massive bird with the head of a lion and the body of an eagle and who could breathe fire and water. I’ve seen several possible meanings attributed to it such as “to know heaven” or “the wise one of heaven”, “heavenly eagle” or “heavenly bird”.
Origin: Japanese, Sumerian
- Anzû (Near Eastern mythology)