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Pratima - Hindi name meaning "idol, statue." 
Rees - Anglicized form of Welsh Rhys, meaning "ardor, heat of passion."
Livnath - Variant form of Hebrew Livnah ("whiteness, transparency"), meaning "Belus, glass," from the sand of which glass was first made by the Phoenicians." In the bible, this is part of the name of a river, Shihor-libnath, which flows into the sea.
Guga -   Pet form of Portuguese Gustavo, meaning "meditation staff."
Isooba - Variant spelling of African Soga Isoba, meaning "walks slowly, stealthily."
Jada - Anglicized form of Hebrew Yada, meaning "he knows" or "wise." In the bible, this is the name of a member of the tribe of Judah.
Ephraim - Greek form of Hebrew Ephrayim, meaning "double-land; twin-land." In the bible, this is the name of the second son of Joseph.
Dewydd - Welsh form of Hebrew David, meaning "beloved." 
Nosh - Native American Algonquin name meaning "father."
Radha - Hindi name meaning "successful." In mythology, this is the name of a lover of Krishna.
Bo-hai - Chinese name meaning "sea gulf" or "waves of the gulf."
Joselyn - Feminine variant spelling of English unisex Jocelyn, meaning "Gaut."
Sheena - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Síne, meaning "God is gracious."
Kunal - Hindi name meaning "lotus flower."
Clytia - Latin form of Greek Klytiê, meaning "famous." In mythology, this is the name of a nymph who was buried alive in sand and transformed into a sunflower.
Cerus - Greek name meaning "fit." In mythology, this is the name of the horse belonging to Adrastos that was swifter than the wind.
Abaegayle - Variant spelling of English Abigail, meaning "father rejoices."
Ialu - Egyptian name meaning "field of dreams."
Zainab - Variant spelling of Arabic Zaynab, derived from the name of a "flowering plant."
Metit - Egyptian name meaning "righteous."
Lavanya - Hindi name meaning "beauty, grace."
Deepali - Variant spelling of Hindi Dipali, meaning "row of lamps."
Éadaoin - Variant spelling of Irish Éadan, meaning "face" or perhaps "against" or "opposite."
Adelonda - Variant spelling of Old High German Adelinda, meaning "noble serpent."
Agana -  Chamoru name meaning"blood."
Alter - Jewish name meaning"old; elder" in Yiddish and "the other" in Latin. Jewish parents of sickly babies used to give the child this name to confuse the Angel of Death.
Roly - Variant spelling of English Rolly, meaning "famous land."
Zechariah - Anglicized form of Hebrew Zekaryah, meaning "whom Jehovah remembered." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including one of the twelve minor prophets. Also spelled Zachariah.
Sorin - Romanian name derived from the word soare, meaning "sun."
Edite - Portuguese form of English Edith, meaning "rich battle."
Robyn - Pet form of Welsh Rhobert, meaning "bright fame."
Natasha - Pet form of Russian Natalya, meaning "birthday," or in Church Latin "Christmas day."
Cíntia - Portuguese form of Latin Cynthia, meaning "woman from Kynthos."
Maud -   English form of French Maude, meaning "mighty in battle."
Garrett - Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Georóid, meaning "spear ruler."
Eda - Medieval pet form of English Edith, meaning "rich battle."
Tanya - Russian pet form of Latin Tatiana, probably meaning "father."
Adalinda - Old High German name composed of the elements adal "noble" and lind "serpent, snake," hence "noble serpent."
Pieter - Dutch form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Mayranoush - Armenian name meaning "sweet mother."
Ecter - Hebrew form of Persian Esther, meaning "star." 
Desmond - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Deas-Mhumhan, meaning "man from south Munster." 
Cay -   Variant spelling of Frisian Kai, meaning "warrior." 
Larkin - English surname transferred to forename use, from a medieval pet form of English Laurence, meaning "of Laurentum."
Shea - Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Séaghdha ("descendant of Séaghdha"), possibly meaning "hawk-like." 
Manu - Persian name meaning "man," as in homo sapiens. In mythology, this is the name of the progenitor of the human race. 
Uziel - Variant spelling of English Uzziel, meaning "God is my strength."
Oluwasegun - African Yoruba name meaning "God has been victorious."
Jupiter - Latin name derived from the Indo-European compound *dyēus-pəter, meaning "God the father." In mythology, this is the name of the god of the Roman state, in charge of laws and social order. He is also the god of daylight thunder as opposed to Summanus, god of night thunder. The planet Jupiter was named after him. Equated with Greek Zeus ("god").
Malaika - Arabic name meaning "angels."

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