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Corentine - Feminine form of Breton Corentin, probably meaning "hurricane, tempest." 
Gautam - Variant spelling of Hindi Gautama, meaning "the best ox."
Ceallach - Irish Gaelic name possibly composed of the elements cen "head" and lach "light," hence "bright-headed."
Celyddon - Welsh name meaning "wood-dweller." In mythology, this is the name of the father of Culhwch.
Engelbert - Old German name probably composed of the elements engel "angel" (but see Engel) and berht "bright, famous," hence "bright angel."
Enrica - Feminine form of Italian Enrico, meaning "home-ruler."
Mayson - Variant spelling of English Mason, meaning "stone-worker."
Carniella - Variant spelling of Hebrew Carniela, meaning "horn of the Lord."
Manishag - Armenian name meaning "violet flower."
Clements - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from Latin Clemens or Clement, meaning "gentle and merciful."
Florentia - Feminine form of Latin Florentius, meaning "blossoming."
Benedykta - Feminine form of Polish Benedykt, meaning "blessed."
Chevonne - English pronunciation of Irish Gaelic Siobhán, meaning "God is gracious."
Tau - African Tswana and Egyptian name meaning "lion."
Kaiolohia - Hawaiian name meaning "calm sea."
Olive - English name derived from the tree name, "olive," from Latin oliva, from Greek elaia, the name of a Mediterranean fruit-bearing evergreen tree. The name was popular in the 19th century because the olive branch has been a symbol of "peace" since biblical times.
Ébha - Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Éabha, meaning "life."
Eutychios - Greek name derived from the word eutyches, meaning "fortunate."
Clothilde - Modern variant spelling of German Chlotichilda, meaning "famous battle maid."
Aoide - Greek name meaning "to sing." In mythology, this is the name of the one of the three original Muses before their number was increased to nine. It is also the name of a moon of Jupiter.
Shafaqat - Arabic unisex name meaning "compassion."
Frederikke - Feminine form of Danish Frederik, meaning "peaceful ruler."
Harsha - Hindi name meaning "happiness."
Dvoire - Yiddish form of Hebrew Devorah, meaning "bee."
Katyusha - Diminutive form of Russian Ekaterina and Yekaterina, meaning "little pure one."
Iona -   Scottish name derived from the name of an island in the Hebrides, ultimately from Old Norse ey, meaning "island." 
Masuyo - Japanese name meaning "benefit the world."
Nosh - Native American Algonquin name meaning "father."
Noshi - Variant of Algonquin Nosh, meaning "father."
Nosizwe - African Xhosa name meaning "mother of the nation."
Sib - Pet form of Middle English Sibald, meaning "bold victory."
Yvette - Feminine form of French Yves,meaning "yew tree."
Bhekizitha - African Zulu name meaning "he watches out for enemies."
Salacia - Roman myth name of a goddess of salt water, meaning "salt."
Jirayr - Variant spelling of Armenian Jirair, meaning "hard-working."
Algoma - English name having several possible origins, the most likely being from the place name invented by Henry Schoolcraft, composed of the prefix Al- from the Native American tribal name Algonquin, and the suffix -goma from the Algonquin word goma, meaning "lake." 
Santutxo - Basque name meaning "little saint."
Kaylin - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Cailín, meaning "girl."
Ektor - Variant spelling of Greek Hektor, meaning "defend; hold fast."
Sašo - Slovene pet form of Polish/Slovene Aleksander, meaning "defender of mankind." 
Sanne - Dutch short form of German Susanne, meaning "lily."
Jovan - Serbian form of Greek Ioannes (Latin Johannes), meaning "God is gracious."
Sven - Swedish form of Old Norse Sveinn, meaning "boy."
Mahir - Hebrew name meaning "expert, skilled" or "speedy."
Arnljot - Norwegian form of Old Norse Arnljótr, meaning "eagle bright."
Abbas - Arabic name meaning "austere." 
Sanda - Feminine form of Romanian Sandu, meaning "defender of mankind."
Fede - Basque name meaning "faith."
Leann - English compound name composed of Lea "meadow" and Ann "favor; grace," hence "graceful meadow."
Annora - English variant form of Latin Honora, meaning "honor." 

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