WhatName: What is the meaning of my name?

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Nerezza - Modern Italian name derived from the word nerezza, meaning "darkness." 
Nomusa - African Ndebele name meaning "merciful."
Nastassja - Variant spelling of Russian Nastasya, meaning "resurrection."
Niva - Hebrew name meaning "speech."
Necalli - Nahuatl name meaning "battle."
Nouver - Armenian name meaning "gift."
Nyssa - Variant spelling of Hebrew Nissa, meaning "sign."
Nadir - Arabic name meaning "rare."
Nemesis - Greek name meaning "retribution; righteous anger." In mythology, this is the name of the goddess of justice and vengeance.
Nanette - Diminutive form of English Nan ("favor; grace"), hence "little favorable one" or "little graceful one."
Elam - Anglicized form of Hebrew Eylam, meaning "boundless time, eternity." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including the eldest son of Shem. 
Bile - Irish name derived from the word bile, meaning "sacred tree." In mythology, this is the name of a god of healing and light.
Qeb - Egyptian name meaning "father of the earth."
Othello - English name created by Shakespeare and thought to probably have been inspired by Italian Thorello ("young bull"), perhaps changing only the first element from Thor- to Otho, hence "rich youth."
April - English name derived from the month name April, from Latin Aprilis, from aperire, meaning "to open," in reference to the opening of flowers in spring. 
Ewen - Variant spelling of English Ewan, meaning "born of yew."
Neo - African Tswana unisex name meaning "gift." Compare with strictly masculine Neo.
Noa - Variant spelling of English Noah, meaning "motion." 
Amabel - English name derived from Latin amabilis, meaning "lovable."
Drina - Short form of Italian/Spanish Adriana, meaning "from Hadria." In use by the Romani.
Anastase - French form of Latin Anastasius, meaning "resurrection."
Zahida - Feminine form of Arabic Zahid, meaning "devout; pious."
Gautelen - Old High German name derived from the name of a Germanic tribe, Gautzelin, meaning "Gaut."
Aideen - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Étaín, meaning "face."
Bill - Pet form of English William, meaning "will-helmet."
Karawek - Thai name meaning "bird."
Betuel - Variant spelling of English Bethuel, meaning "God destroys" or "man of God."
Heaven - English name derived from the vocabulary word, from Old English heofon, meaning "home of God," earlier "sky." 
Ives - Older form of French Yves, meaning "yew tree."
Orochi - Japanese name meaning "big snake." In mythology, this is the nameof an eight-forked serpent who demanded virgin sacrifices. He was killed by the god-hero Susanoo.
Ambrose - English form of Latin Ambrosius, meaning "immortal."
Tirzah - Anglicized form of Hebrew Tirtsah, meaning "pleasantness." In the bible, this is a place name and the name of a daughter of Zelophehad.
Butannaziba - African Ganda name meaning "before the night."
Bartosz - Pet form of Polish Bartłomiej, meaning "son of Talmai."
Crevan - Irish name meaning "fox." 
Ishaq - Egyptian name meaning "laughs."
Ichiro - Variant spelling of Japanese Ichirou, meaning "first son."
Isa - Chamoru name meaning "rainbow."
Aoide - Greek name meaning "to sing." In mythology, this is the name of the one of the three original Muses before their number was increased to nine. It is also the name of a moon of Jupiter.
Boudica - This is the name of a queen of the Brythonic Celtic Iceni people who led an army against Roman invaders, meaning "victory."
Akilah - Variant spelling of Arabic Aqila, meaning "intelligent; wise."
Achar - Anglicized form of Hebrew Akar, meaning "one who troubles." In the bible, this is the name of an Israelite who stole forbidden items during the assault on Jericho, for which he was stoned to death. 
Aditi - Hindi name meaning "boundless" or "free, secure." In mythology, this is the name of a mother goddess.
Gaztain - Basque name meaning "chestnut."
Abigail -   Anglicized form of Hebrew Abigayil, meaning "father rejoices." In the bible, this is the name of the wife of King David. 
Ernie - Pet form of English Ernest, meaning "battle (to the death), serious business."
Aikaterine - Greek name of uncertain etymology, but from an early date it has been associated with the Greek adjective katharos, meaning "pure." 
Agim - Albanian name meaning"dawn."
Dean -  English occupational surname transferred to forename use, from the Latin word decanus, meaning "dean; ecclesiastical supervisor."
Sumayya - Arabic name meaning "high above."