WhatName: What is the meaning of my name?

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Boštjan - Short form of Slovene Sebastjan, meaning "from Sebaste."
Dermot -  Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Diarmaid, meaning "without envy."
Yowkebed - Hebrew name meaning "God is glory." In the bible, this is the name of the mother of Miriam, Aaron and Moses.
Jayme - Variant spelling of English Jamie, meaning "supplanter."
Benedita - Feminine form of Portuguese Benedito, meaning "blessed."
Bergþórr - Old Norse composed of the elements bjarga "to rescue" and Þórr "Thor," hence "rescue-Thor."
Duibhín - Gaelic byname meaning "little black one."
Farida - Feminine form of Arabic Farid, meaning "unique."
František - Czech form of Latin Franciscus, meaning "French."
Felicitás - Hungarian form of Roman Latin Felicitas, meaning "fortune; good luck."
Irène - French form of Latin Irene, meaning "peace."
Foteini - Variant form of Greek Photine, meaning "light."
Chuenchai - Thai name meaning "refreshing."
Fernándo - Spanish form of Visigothic Frithnanth, meaning "ardent for peace."
Duibhshíth - Old Scottish Gaelic name composed of the elements dùbh "black" and síth "peace," hence "black peace."
Kunto - African Akan name meaning "third child."
Amadi - African Igbo name meaning "rejoicing."
Filomena - Variant spelling of Italian Filumena, meaning "friend of ease."
Angus - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the name of a county of Scotland, which took its name from Gaelic Aonghus (supposedly from Aongus Fer), meaning "excellent valor." 
Hassib - Variant spelling of Arabic Hasib, meaning "respected."
Degaré - From the medieval romance Sir Degaré, probably from the French word égaré, meaning "strayed, lost." 
Chalchiuhticue - Aztec Nahuatl myth name of a goddess of water and rivers, the wife of Tlaloc, meaning "jade skirt."
Nikhil - Hindi name meaning "entire, whole."
Cruz - Spanish unisex name meaning "cross."
Heylel - Hebrew name meaning "light-bringer." In the bible, this is a name for the morning star (Lucifer) and the honorific title of a Babylonian king. Lucifer is the Latin translation of this name.
Kwahu - Native American Hopi name meaning "eagle."
Obed - Anglicized form of Hebrew Owbed, meaning "serving, worshiping." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a son of Ruth. 
Hrókr - Old Norse name derived from the word hrókr, meaning "crow, rook."
Ruthie - Pet form of English Ruth, meaning "appearance" or "a female friend."
Barabbas - Greek form of Aramaic bar-Abba, meaning "son of the father." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a captive robber whom the Jews begged Pilate to release instead of Christ.
Dieudonnée - Feminine form of French Dieudonné, meaning "God-given."
Bozidar - Slavic name composed of the elements bozy "divine" and dar "gift," hence "divine gift."
Lemek - Hebrew name meaning "powerful." In the bible, this is the name of the father of Tubal-Cain and the father of Noah. 
Harland -   English name derived from a Norman French byname for someone given to stirring up trouble, from the word hareler, meaning "to create a disturbance," hence "trouble-maker."
Nazariy - Russian form of Greek Nazoraios, meaning "of Nazareth."
Haylie - Variant spelling of English Hayley, meaning "hay field."
Hamilcar - Phoenician name composed of the word hi "friend" and the name of the god Melqart," hence "friend of Melqart."
Chenda - Cambodian Khmer name meaning "intellect."
Bonifácio - Portuguese form of Latin Bonifatius, meaning "good destiny/fate." 
Fionntán - Variant form of Irish Gaelic Fiontan, meaning "white fire." 
Hotuaekhaashtait - Native American Cheyenne name meaning "tall bull."
Latonya - Elaborated form of English Tonya, possibly meaning "invaluable." 
Krešo - Pet form of Croatian Krešimir, meaning "cross of peace."
Benedicta - Feminine form of Latin Benedictus,meaning "blessed." 
Manauia -  Nahuatlunisex name meaning "defend."
Desidério - Portuguese form of Latin Desiderius, meaning "longing." 
Mencius - Latin form of Chinese Meng-Ke, possibly meaning "approved eldest son."
Xixili - Basque form of Latin Cæcilia, meaning "blind." 
Eiric - Variant form of Scottish Gaelic Oighrig, possibly meaning "new speckled one."
Abrafo - African Ghanaian name meaning "warrior" or "executioner." Originally, it was a byname for a troublemaker or someone who is hyper.