WhatName: What is the meaning of my name?

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Chuenchai - Thai name meaning "refreshing."
Darshan - Hindi name derived from the name of a Hindu school of philosophy, from Sanskrit drś "viewing, looking at," hence "sight."
Dortha - Possibly a variant spelling of Scandinavian Dorthe, meaning "gift of God."
Dolores - Spanish name derived from a title of the Virgin Mary, Maria de los Dolores ("Mary of Sorrows"), hence "sorrows."
Dylan - Welsh name composed of the elements dy "great" and llanw "sea," hence "great sea." In mythology, this is the name of a sea god, son of Aranrhod, and twin brother to Lleu Llaw Gyffes.
David - Hebrew name meaning "beloved." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Jesse. David was the second king of Israel and father of King Solomon. As a youth he killed a giant named Goliath with his slingshot. 
Katlego - African Tswana unisex name meaning "success."
Diego - Said to have been derived from Spanish Santiago ("St. James"), but in the Middle Ages Diego existed in the Latin forms Didacus and Didagus, causing some scholars to suspect that Diego may have originally derived from the Greek word didakhe, meaning "doctrine, teaching." 
Dareios - Greek form of Persian Dârayavahush, meaning "possesses a lot, wealthy."
Sonja - Scandinavian form of Russian Sonya, meaning "wisdom."
Yang - Chinese name meaning "bright; male, masculine; north of a stream; positive (electricity); south of a hill; sunlight."
Papan - Nahuatl name meaning "flag."
Dáire - Irish name derived from the Gaelic element dáire, meaning "fertile, fruitful."
Izdihar - Arabic name meaning "blossoming."
Murron - Scottish form of Irish Gaelic Muireann, meaning "sea-fair."
Dong - Chinese name meaning 1) "beam," 2) "east," or 3) "winter."
Meera - Hindi name meaning "prosperous."
Stella - English name derived from Latin stella, meaning "star."
Issy - Variant spelling of English Izzy, meaning "God is my oath."
Ramah -  Hebrew name meaning "a lofty place." In the bible, this is the name of many places, including a place of battle between Israel and Syria. 
Kofi - African Akan name meaning "born on Friday."
Dazbog - Variant spelling of Slavic Dazhdbog, meaning "give-me god," probably in the sense of a giving god.
Pisti - Pet form of Hungarian István, meaning "crowned."
Aurora - Latin name meaning "dawn." In Roman mythology, this is the name of a goddess of morning. Equated with Greek Eos. 
Duke -   English name derived from the vocabulary word duke, from Latin dux, meaning "commander, leader."
Alexia - Feminine form of Latin Alexius, meaning "defender."
Lesly - Variant spelling of English unisex Lesley, meaning "garden of hollies."
Kristina -   English variant spelling of Latin Christina, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ."
Devon - English unisex name derived from the county name, from a British tribal name meaning "worshiper of the god Dumnonos." 
Lana -   Hawaiian name meaning "afloat; calm as still waters."
Akosua - African Akan name meaning "born on Sunday."
Jim - Short form of English Jimmy, meaning "supplanter."
Leticia -   Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Lætitia, meaning "happiness."
Dathan - Hebrew name meaning "belonging to a fountain." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Eliab who, with his brother Abiram, joined Korah in his rebellion against Moses.
Derby - Variant spelling of English unisex Darby, meaning "deer farm."
Alpine - English name, probably derived from the vocabulary word alpine, meaning "of the Swiss Alps."
Indiana - English unisex name derived from the American state name, meaning "land of the Indians."
Diot - English pet form of Greek Dionysia, meaning "follower of Dionysos." 
Ilinca - Feminine form of Romanian Ilie, meaning "the Lord is my God."
Imla - Anglicized form of Hebrew Yimla, meaning "whom God will fill up." In the bible, this is the name of the father of Micaiah. 
Danita - Pet form of Hebrew Dana, "judge."
Damian - English name derived from Latin Damianus, meaning "to tame, to subdue" and euphemistically "to kill." 
Day -   English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning "day."
Rinor - Albanian name meaning "adolescent; youth."
Alexina - Pet form of Latin Alexia, meaning "defender."
Domingos - Portuguese form of Latin Dominicus, meaning "belongs to the lord."
Nika -   Feminine form of Russian Nikolai, meaning "victor of the people."
Daquan - Chinese-American compound name composed of Da "big" or "hit, strike" and Quan "fist," hence "big fist" or "strike with fist."
Sabrina - Latin form of Severn, the name of a river in England where a Celtic goddess dwelt. The Old Welsh form of Severn is Habren. The name is of uncertain origin, possibly from Hebrew Sabra, the name for a native-born Israeli, meaning "thorny cactus." 
Dar - Hebrew name meaning both "mother-of-pearl" and "marble."