Ianu is a very uncommon name that is regarded to have been derived from the Latin name Ianus. It is generally used as a masculine name. The meaning of Ianu is ‘the god of time, transitions and beginnings’ and is based on the original Latin name Ianus. A variation of the name Janus appears in ancient Roman mythology. The most notable use of the name is as a character in the book by L. Frank Baum, ‘Dorothy And The Wizard Of Oz’ which was published in 1908. It is also a fairly popular surname. Christian Florin Ianu is a well-known personality from Romania, who is a professional footballer and was a member of AC Bellinzona in 2003. Ianu is a unique first name that you can give your newborn boy.