WhatName: What is the meaning of my name?

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Jael - Anglicized form of Hebrew Yael, meaning "chamois," "ibex," or "mountain goat." In the bible, this is the name of the wife of Heber the Kenite who killed general Sisera, an enemy of the Israelites.
Terese - Basque form of Spanish Teresa, meaning "harvester." 
Bariesous - Variant spelling of Greek Bariesou, meaning "son of Jesus."
Bjarni - Icelandic form of Old Norse Bjorn, meaning "bear."
Lugovalio - Latin form of Celtic Lugovalos, meaning "strong as Lug."
Baptiste - French equivalent of Italian Battista, meaning "baptist."
Valbona - Variant spelling of Albanian Valbone, possibly meaning "wave."
Beatrix - English form of Latin Viatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)."
Barasa - African Luyia name meaning "born on Saturday."
Shahan - Armenian name meaning "profit-maker."
Rogellus - Variant spelling of Latin Rogelius, possibly meaning "prayed for, wished for."
Aake - Pet form of Finnish Aarne, meaning "eagle."
Bonifácio - Portuguese form of Latin Bonifatius, meaning "good destiny/fate." 
Noshi - Variant of Algonquin Nosh, meaning "father."
Nosizwe - African Xhosa name meaning "mother of the nation."
Nosh - Native American Algonquin name meaning "father."
Bergit - Norwegian variant form of Scandinavian Birgit, meaning "exalted one."
Lamis - Arabic name meaning "soft."
Jaana - Short form of Finnish Marjaana, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." 
Luzea - Basque name meaning "long."
Gavrie - Variant spelling of Hebrew Gavri, meaning "man of God" or "warrior of God."
Borislav - Slavic name composed of the elements bor- "battle" and slav "glory," hence "battle glory." In use by the Bulgarians and Russians.
Keme - Native American Algonquin name meaning "secret."
Bernetta - Pet form of French Bernadine, meaning "bringer of victory."
Barsabbas - Greek form of Aramaic Bar-Sabba, probably meaning "son of the Sabbath." In the bible, this is the surname of a certain Joseph and Judas, mentioned in Acts 1:23 and 15:22 respectively.
Barzilai - Anglicized form of Hebrew Barzillay, meaning "man of iron."
Matthildur - Icelandic form of Latin Mathilda, meaning "mighty in battle."
Edmund - Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Eadmund, meaning "protector of prosperity."
Tonya - English equivalent of Italian/Spanish Tonia, a short form of Latin Antonia, possibly meaning "invaluable."
Loviise - Estonian form of Latin Louisa, meaning "famous warrior." 
Annabelinda - English compound name composed of Latin Anna "favor; grace," and German Belinda, "beautiful serpent," hence "gracious beautiful serpent."
Basemath - Anglicized form of Hebrew Bosmath, meaning "spice" or "sweet smelling." 
Bassem - Variant spelling of Arabic Bassam, meaning "smiling."
Philocrates - Latin form of Greek Philokrates, meaning "friend of power" or "to love power."
Bothild - Swedish form of Scandinavian Bodil, meaning "battle of revenge." 
Bardawulf - Old German equivalent of Anglo-Saxon Bertulf, meaning "bright wolf." 
Bedros - Armenian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Tahmelapachme - Native American Cheyenne name meaning "dull knife."
Brídin - Diminutive form of Irish Gaelic Bríd, meaning "little exalted one."
Braden - English surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Bradain, meaning "descendant of Bradán," hence "salmon."
Beornheard - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements beorn "bear" and heard "brave, hardy," hence "bold as a bear."
Bardolph - Anglo-Norman form of Old German Bardulf, meaning "bright wolf."
Methuselah - Anglicized form of Hebrew Methuwshelach, meaning "man of the dart." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Enoch. He lived to the age of 969 years. 
Belinu - Variant spelling of Celtic Belenus, meaning "shining."
Bénézet - French Provençal form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
Clementine - French form of Latin Clementina, meaning "of Clementius."
Bhaltair - Scottish Gaelic form of Old High German Walthere, meaning "ruler of the army." 
Agurne - Basque name meaning "greetings; salutation."
Chas - Pet form of English Charles, meaning "man."
Bogna - Contracted form of Slavic Bogdana, meaning "gift from God."