WhatName: What is the meaning of my name?

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Oneida - English name derived from the name of the Iroquois tribe, meaning "standing stone, upright stone."
Olle - Pet form of Swedish Olov, meaning "heir of the ancestors."
Ozzie - Variant spelling of Middle English Oswald, meaning "divine power" or "divine ruler."
Nastenka - Pet form of Russian Anastasiya, meaning "resurrection."
Oenone - Latin form of Greek Oinone, meaning "wine." In mythology, this is the name of a Naiad nymph who was the first wife of Paris. 
Oseye - Egyptian name meaning "happy."
Gracilis - Roman Latin name meaning "slender."
Otes - Norman French name derived from German Otto, meaning "wealthy."
Nazani - Armenian name meaning "delicate."
Othniyel - Hebrew name meaning "lion of God." In the bible, this is the name of the son of Kenaz.
Norberta - Feminine form of Old French Norbert, meaning "bright northman" or "famous northman."
Ortwin - Middle High German name composed of the elements ort "point" and win "friend," hence "point-friend."
Orlanda - Feminine form of Italian Orlando, meaning "famous land." 
Riaghán - Old Gaelic name, possibly related to the word ríodhgach, meaning "furious, impulsive."
Osher - Hebrew name meaning "happiness."
Odette - Feminine diminutive form of French Oda, meaning "little wealthy one."
Oonagh - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Úna, possibly meaning "famine, hunger."
Oral - Swiss form of Roman Latin Aurelius, meaning "golden."
Olof - Variant spelling of Swedish Olov, meaning "heir of the ancestors."
Ormonde - Variant spelling of English Ormond, meaning "descendant of Ruadh."
Orly - Variant spelling of Hebrew Orli, meaning "light is mine."
Olabisi - Egyptian name meaning "brings joy."
Odder - Old Swedish form of Old Norse Oddr, meaning "point of a weapon."
Onesimus - Latin form of Greek Onesimos, meaning "profitable, useful." In the bible, this is the name of an escaped slave.
Odeleya - Hebrew name meaning "I will praise God."
Ololara - African Yoruba name meaning "born at the right time."
Ogrufina - Variant form of Russian Agrafina, meaning "wild horse."
Orsolya - Hungarian form of Latin Ursula, meaning "little she-bear."
Óskar - Icelandic form of Old Norse Ásgeirr, meaning "god-spear."
Otávio - Portuguese form of Roman Latin Octavius, meaning "eighth."
Olaf - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Óláfr, meaning "heir of the ancestors."
Ogafia - Variant spelling of Russian Agafia, meaning"good."
Önundr - Variant form of Old Norse name Anundr, meaning "triumph of the ancestors."
Oskari - Finnish form of Old Norse Ásgeirr, meaning "god-spear."
Ottah - Egyptian name meaning "born third."
Olympias - Ancient Greek name of the mother of Alexander the Great. It is a feminine form of Greek Olympos ("home of the gods"), meaning "of Olympus." 
Ofydd - Welsh form of Roman Latin Ovid, meaning "sheep herder."
Cuauhtémoc - Aztec Nahuatl name meaning "falling eagle." This was the name of the last Mexica emperor.
Özge - Turkish name meaning "different, other."
Olimpia - Older spelling of Greek Olympia, meaning "of Olympus." 
Obed - Anglicized form of Hebrew Owbed, meaning "serving, worshiping." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a son of Ruth. 
Odo - Variant form of German Otto, meaning "wealthy."
Shemaiah - Anglicized form of Hebrew Shemayah, meaning "whom Jehovah has answered" or "whom Jehovah has heard." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a prophet who lived in the time of Rehoboam.
Olev - Estonian form of Scandinavian Olaf, meaning "heir of the ancestors."
Lark - English unisex name derived from the vocabulary word, from Old English lawcere, meaning "song-bird."
Nerio - Italian name derived from Greek Nereus, meaning "wet one."
Jákob - Hungarian form of Greek Iakob, meaning "supplanter."
Adnet - Medieval French form of Hebrew Adam, meaning "earth" or "red." It is now a surname.
Vasco - Contracted form of Spanish Velasco, meaning "crow."
Caoilainn - Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Caoilfhionn, meaning "fair and slender."