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Aurore - French form of Roman Latin Aurora, meaning "dawn."
Lebbaeus - Latin form of Greek Lebbaios, meaning "man of heart." In the bible, this is another name for Jude, one of the twelve apostles.
Gerdy - Norwegian and Swedish form of Old Norse Gerðr, meaning "enclosure, stronghold."
Aura - English name derived from the vocabulary word aura, meaning "subtle emanation around living beings," from Latin aura, meaning "air, breeze, wind," from Greek aura, meaning "breath, breeze." 
Emelia - Variant spelling of English Amelia, meaning "work."
Scout - English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning simply "scout," used by author Harper Lee for a character in her novel To Kill a Mockingbird. 
Floriana - Feminine form of Italian Floriano, meaning "flower."
Dilara - Turkish name meaning "lover."
Vi - Short form of English Violet, meaning"violet color" and "violet flower." 
Kassiopeia - Greek name meaning "she whose words excel." In mythology, this is the name of one of the fifty Nereids who became the wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda. 
Claude - French form of Latin Claudius, meaning "lame."
Maynard - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the Norman personal name Mainard, meaning "strong and hardy."
Sammi - Pet form of English Samantha, meaning "heard of God," "his name is El," or "name of God."
Moritz - German form of Roman Latin Maurice, meaning "dark-skinned; Moor."
Elsie - Pet form of German Elsabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
Ganesh - Variant spelling of Hindi Ganesha, meaning "lord of the horde."
Nerthus - Latin form of Teutonic Nerthuz, meaning "strong, vigorous."
Longwei - Chinese name meaning "dragon greatness." This was the name of the first Chinese-built ironclad battleship later renamed Pingyuan.
Qetsiyah - Hebrew name meaning "cassia," a bark similar to cinnamon. In the bible, this is the name of the second daughter of Job, born after his trial. 
Naglfar - Old Norse myth name of the largest ship of all, the ship that will carry the dead to Ragnarok, possibly meaning "nail-farer."
Jadyn - Variant spelling of English unisex Jaden, meaning "jade."
Ebenezer - Anglicized form of Hebrew Eben-haezer, meaning "foundation stone, stone of help." In the bible, this is the name of the place where the Israelites were defeated by the Philistines. It is also the name of a memorial stone set up by Samuel after the Israelites got their revenge. Ebenezer was first used as a forename by 17th century Puritans.
Bergþórr - Old Norse composed of the elements bjarga "to rescue" and Þórr "Thor," hence "rescue-Thor."
Azhar - Arabic name meaning "bright, shining."
Jurgis - Lithuanian form of Greek Georgios, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
Jérôme - French form of Latin Hieronymus, meaning "holy name."
Ángela - Spanish feminine form of Latin Angelus, meaning "angel, messenger."
Mahmoud - Variant spelling of Arabic Mahmud, meaning "praiseworthy."
Abla - Arabic name meaning "perfectly-formed."
Atiya - Arabic name meaning "gift."
Shihab - Arabic name meaning "meteor; shooting star."
Ianuarius - Roman Latin name for the month of "January," derived from the name of the god Ianus (Janus), meaning "door, gate" or "archway."
Calfuray - Native American Mapuche flower name meaning "violet."
Lally - Variant spelling of English Lallie, meaning "to babble."
Marquita - Latin form of French Marquite, meaning "awning, canopy." 
Liling - Chinese name meaning "plum-tinkling of jade pendants."
Eldin - Variant spelling of Middle English Aldin, meaning "old friend."
Faith - English name derived from the vocabulary word "faith." It is one of the Puritan virtue names; some others are Charity, Chastity, Honor, Hope, and Prudence. 
Edyta - Polish form of English Edith, meaning "rich battle."
Aladdin -  Anglicized form of Arabic Ala Al-din, meaning "nobility of faith." 
Ernesto - Italian and Spanish form of Latin Ernestus, meaning "battle (to the death), serious business."
Ur - Anglicized form of Hebrew Uwr, meaning "flame or light of fire," also possibly "revelation." In the bible, this is the native place of Abraham, the city of the Chaldeans, and a center of moon worship.
Angyalka - Hungarian feminine form of Latin Angelicus, meaning "angelic."
Yunus - Arabic form of Hebrew Yonah, meaning "dove."
Kunal - Hindi name meaning "lotus flower."
Misha - Pet form of Russian Mikhail, meaning "who is like God?"
Vasu - Hindi myth name of one of the gods who represent the different aspects of nature and natural phenomenon, meaning "dweller."
Ambrosianus - Roman name derived from Latin Ambrosius, meaning "immortal."
Dixie - The origin of the American southern "Dixie" is uncertain; however, Louisiana dollars had the French word dix printed on them, meaning "tenth," and this may have been what inspired the song about "the land of dixies," and later the name itself.
Anas - Arabic name meaning "friendliness." 

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