Origin of the name NANNAR.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name NANNAR.
Nannar was a name for the moon-god, who was worshipped at Ur. Nannar
was called the "heifer of Anu," that is to say, the offspring of
(q.v.). He was also called the "lord of the crown."
In the Epic of Marduk
(q.v.) it is said that Marduk made Nannar and gave him control of the
night. Another name for the moon-god was Sin
(q.v.) (An Encyclopedia of Religions, Canney, 1921)