WhatName: What is the meaning of my name?

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Hraban - Germanic name derived from the word hraban, meaning "raven."
Shaniqua - Variant spelling of English Shanika, meaning "God is gracious."
Trisha - Variant spelling of English Tricia, meaning "patrician, of noble descent." 
Taavetti - Finnish form of Hebrew David, meaning "beloved."
Halcyon - Variant spelling of Latin Alcyone, meaning "kingfisher."
Hezekiah - Anglicized form of Hebrew Chizqiyah, meaning "God is my strength." In the bible, this is the name of a king of Judah and several other characters.
Hans - German short form of Latin Johannes, meaning "God is gracious."
Haji - Egyptian name meaning "born during a pilgrimage."
Benedykta - Feminine form of Polish Benedykt, meaning "blessed."
Herensuge - Basque legend name of a dragon, meaning "dragon."
Hende - Variant form of Yiddish Heneh, meaning "favor; grace."
Hubertus - Latinized form of German Huppert or Hupprecht, meaning "bright heart/mind/spirit." 
Hew - Scottish form of Old French Hugues, meaning "heart," "mind," or "spirit." 
Aphrodisios - Greek name derived from the name of the goddess Aphrodite, meaning "risen from the foam."
Mielikki - Finnish name derived from the word mieli which can have many meanings ("desire, feeling, heart, mind, mood, pleasure"), but its central meaning is "mind." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of forests and healing, whose symbol is the unicorn. 
Huncberct - Old Norman name of Germanic origin, possibly meaning "bright support."
Cristóbal - Spanish form of Latin Christophorus, meaning "Christ-bearer." 
Narkissa - Feminine form of Greek Narkissos, possibly meaning "numbness; sleep."
Kallikrates - Greek name composed of the elements kallos "beauty" and kratos "power," hence "beauty-power."
Hodel - Pet form of Yiddish Hode, meaning "myrtle tree."
Jaana - Short form of Finnish Marjaana, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." 
Blanca - Spanish form of French Blanche, meaning "white."
Mehalia - Variant spelling of Aramaic Mahalia, meaning "fatlings" or "brain, marrow." 
Haylee - Variant spelling of English Hayley, meaning "hay field."
Ludger - Dutch and Low German form of Old High German Luitger, meaning "people-spear."
Harri -   Finnish form of Latin Henricus, meaning "home-ruler."
Purushottam - Hindi name composed of the Sanskrit elements purusa "man" and uttama "highest," hence "highest man."
Hunfrið - Anglo-Saxon equivalent of Norman German Hunfrid, meaning "giant peace."
Varpu - Finnish name derived from the name of a type of "berry bush."
Hayym - Variant spelling of Hebrew Chayim, meaning "life."
Shay - Variant spelling of English unisex Shea, possibly meaning "hawk-like." 
Hild - Dutch masculine form of German Hilda, meaning "battle."
Hoel - Variant form of Welsh Hywel, meaning "eminent, conspicuous." In Arthurian legend, this is the name of a king of Brittany. 
Hoa - Vietnamese name meaning "flower."
Hortense - French form of Latin Hortensia, meaning"garden."
Roxy - Variant spelling of English Roxie, meaning "dawn."
Guaril -  Probably the Romani form of Basque Garaile, meaning "champion, victor."
Jessamond - Middle French form of Latin Jessamine, meaning "jasmine flower," a plant in the olive family.
Heskovizenako - Native American Cheyenne name meaning "porcupine bear."
Hymen - Latin form of Greek Hymên, meaning "bridal song" or "wedding song."
Hjálmar - Old Norse name composed of the elements hjalmr "helmet" and arr "warrior," hence "helmet-warrior."
Hyram - Variant spelling of English Hiram, meaning "free-born; noble."
Sasha - Unisex pet form of Russian Aleksandr and Aleksandra, both meaning "defender of mankind."
Hamelet - Old French diminutive form of the German word hamel ("little village"), a diminutive of ham "village," hence "tiny little village." 
Butannaziba - African Ganda name meaning "before the night."
Macsen - Welsh form of Latin Maxim, meaning "the greatest rival." 
Rosalba - Italian compound name composed of Latin Rosa "rose" and Alba "dawn," hence "rose of dawn."
Hildur - Icelandic form of Old Norse Hildr, meaning "battle."
Haritz - Basque name meaning "oak."
Alan - Old Celtic name, possibly having the same origin as Irish Gaelic Ailín, from ailín, a diminutive of ail "rock," hence "little rock."