WhatName: What is the meaning of my name?

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Sigismund - Variant form of Old High German Sigmund, meaning "victory-protection."
Éadan - Variant form of Irish Étaín, meaning "face" or perhaps "against" or "opposite."
Siv - Old Norse name derived from the word sif, meaning "bride, wife." In mythology, this is the name of the wife of Thor.
Eveleen - Diminutive form of Irish Eva, probably meaning "beauty."
Acim - Illyrian form of Hebrew Yehoyakim, meaning "Jehovah raises up."
Loviise - Estonian form of Latin Louisa, meaning "famous warrior." 
Pontius - Latin name meaning "of the sea; seaman." In the bible, this was the first name of the Prefect of the Roman province of Judea, Pontius Pilate.
Abdown - Hebrew name meaning "servant, worshiper." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including one of the judges who ruled over Israel. Also spelled Avdon.
Juvela - Esperanto name meaning "jewel-like."
Meryl - Variant spelling of English unisex Merrill, meaning "sea-bright."
Sunneva - Icelandic form of Latin Sunniva, meaning "sun-gift."
Jim - Short form of English Jimmy, meaning "supplanter."
Estève - Provençal form of Latin Stephanus, meaning "crown."
Élisabeth - French form of Greek Elisabet, meaning "God is my oath."
Adalina - Variant spelling of Italian/Spanish Adelina, meaning "little noble."
Suresh - Hindi name composed of the Sanskrit elements sura "god" and isa "ruler," hence "god-ruler."
Mele - Hawaiian name meaning "song." Also used as a Hawaiian form of Mary, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." 
Talib - Arabic name meaning "seeker of knowledge."
Hesperos - Greek name meaning "evening." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Eos, one of the gods of the evening star Venus, the other being Eosphoros. They were later combined into one god. His Latin name is Vesperus.
Sky - English unisex name derived from the vocabulary word "sky," from Old Norse sky, meaning "cloud." 
Aveline - Old Norman French equivalent of English Avila, meaning "little Eve." 
Ezar - Short form of Hebrew Elazar, meaning "my god has helped."
Nathalie - French form of Latin Natalia, meaning "birthday," or in Church Latin "Christmas day."
Shuichi - Japanese name meaning "master/study first (son)."
Lotharius - Latin form of German Lothar, meaning "loud warrior."
Evdokia - Variant spelling of Greek Eudokia, meaning "good-seeming."
Fu-hua - Chinese compound name composed of the names Fu "lotus" or "wealthy" and Hua "flower" or "magnificent." 
Aerona - Feminine form of Welsh unisex Aeron, meaning "carnage, slaughter."
John -  Anglicized form of Greek Ioannes (Latin Johannes), meaning "God is gracious." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including John the Baptist.
Skuyler - Variant spelling of English unisex Skyler, meaning "protection, shelter." 
Amram -  Hebrew name meaning "kindred of the Most High." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Bani, and the father of Moses. 
Sikander - Variant spelling of Hindi Sikandar, meaning "defender of mankind."
Sarah - Hebrew name meaning "noble lady, princess." In the bible, this is the name that God gave to Sarai, wife of Abraham.
Sibéal - Irish Gaelic form of Latin Isabella, meaning "God is my oath."
Eadgyth - Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Eadgyð, meaning "rich battle."
Stewart - English occupational surname transferred to forename use, derived from Old English stigweard, composed of the elements stig "house" and weard "guard," meaning "house guard; steward."
Arryn - Variant spelling of English Aaron, meaning "light-bringer."
Stevania - Feminine form of English Steven, meaning "crown."
Eldad - Hebrew name meaning "beloved of God" or "friend of God." In the bible, this is the name of one of the two Israelites whose prophecies Joshua complained about to Moses.
Marnie - Variant spelling of English Marni, meaning "of the sea."
Eskuin - Basque name meaning "right."
Earl -  Aristocratic title transferred to byname and finally to forename, from Old English eorl, meaning "nobleman, prince, warrior."
Sunny - English unisex name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning "cheerful, sunny."
Mitrofan - Russian form of Greek Metrophanes, meaning "mother-appearing," probably in the sense "resembles the mother."
Ernsta - Feminine form of German Ernst, meaning "battle (to the death), serious business."
Vishal - Hindi name meaning "large."
Luludja -  Possibly a Romani form ofAlbanian Luljeta, meaning "flower of life."
Corinne - French form of Latin Corinna, meaning "maiden."
Sydney - Variant spelling of English unisex Sidney, meaning "St. Denis."
Canicus - Latinized form of Scottish Gaelic Cináed (English Kenneth), meaning "born of fire."