Her name, also spelled, En'hedu'anna, was given when she became an En Priestess.
It is interpreted in a number of ways, including:
- "Lady, high priestess."
- "High Priestess of An' (the sky god) or 'En-Priestess, wife of the god Nanna."
- "Lady Ornament of An."
- "En" (Chief Priest or Priestess), "hedu" (Ornament) and "Ana" (of Heaven).