WhatName: What is the meaning of my name?

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Barbra - English contracted form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Qeynan - Hebrew name meaning "possession." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Enosh.
Raanan - Hebrew name meaning "fresh, luxuriant."
Leander - Latin form of Greek Leandros, meaning "lion-man." In mythology, this is the name of the lover of Hero.
Qianfan - Chinese name meaning "thousand sails."
Qingzhao - Chinese name meaning "celebration pure."
Chariclo - Latin form of Greek Khariklo, meaning "graceful spinner." In mythology, this is the name of the nymph wife of Chiron the centaur.
Bertred - Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Beorhtraed, meaning "bright counsel." 
Kunti - Hindi myth name of the mother of Karna, meaning "to call, to invoke, to pray."
Jackie - Pet form of English Jackalyn, meaning "supplanter." Compare with masculine Jackie. 
Jack - Probably originally an Anglicized form of French Jacques, meaning "supplanter," it is now considered a pet form of English John, meaning "God is gracious."
Radha - Hindi name meaning "successful." In mythology, this is the name of a lover of Krishna.
Imad - Arabic name meaning "pillar, support."
Belinda - Possibly a contracted form of Old High German Betlinde, meaning "bright serpent" or "bright linden tree."
Ryoko - Japanese name meaning 1) "bright child" or 2) "refreshing child."
Shane - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Seán, meaning "God is gracious."
Quetzalxochitl - Nahuatl name meaning "precious flower; queen."
Quanda - Old English name meaning "companion."
Quauhtli - Nahuatl name meaning "eagle."
Quintin - Variant spelling of Old French Quentin, meaning "fifth."
Eigyr - Welsh Arthurian legend name of the wife of Uther Pendragon and mother of King Arthur, derived from the Welsh word eigyr, meaning "maiden, virgin." 
Linden - Variant spelling of English Lyndon, meaning "lime tree hill." Or from the vocabulary word, linden, meaning "lime tree."
Quincy - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the Norman baronial name Cuinchy, a derivative of Roman Quintus, meaning "fifth."
Qendresea - Variant spelling of Albanian Qendrese, meaning "attitude; bearing; pose; stance."
Landon - English surname transferred to forename use, from a contracted form of the surname Langdon, composed of the Old English elements lang "long" and dun "hill," hence "long hill."
Zenzi - Pet form of German Kreszenz, meaning "to spring up, grow, thrive."
Amarutu - Sumerian Akkadian form of Babylonian Marduk, meaning "solar calf." In mythology, this is the name a god said to have killed a dragon named Tiamat.
Qendrim - Albanian name meaning "attitude; bearing; pose; stance."
Lahja - Finnish name meaning "gift."
Akosua - African Akan name meaning "born on Sunday."
Munir - Arabic name meaning "bright, shining."
Qingsheng - Chinese name meaning "pure birth."
Geertje - Pet form of Dutch Geertruida, meaning "spear strength."
Queenie - Pet form of English Queen, meaning "queen" or "wife."
Kresten - Contracted form of Danish Krestien, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ."
Chun-hua - Chinese name meaning "spring flower" or "spring magnificence."
Atílio - Portuguese form of Roman Latin Atilius, possibly meaning "father."
Qayen - Ethiopian form of Hebrew Qayin, meaning "acquired, possessed."
Gianluca - Italian compound name composed of Gianni "God is gracious" and Luca "from Lucania."
Quentin - Old French form of Latin Quintinus, meaning "fifth."
Zak - Variant spelling of English Zack, meaning "whom Jehovah remembered." 
Noshi - Variant of Algonquin Nosh, meaning "father."
Nosizwe - African Xhosa name meaning "mother of the nation."
Nosh - Native American Algonquin name meaning "father."
Adona - Feminine form of Italian Adone, meaning "my lord."
Bindy - English pet form of German Belinda, possibly meaning "bright serpent" or "bright linden tree."
Adeodatus - Ancient Roman Latin name meaning "given to God."
Masa - Unisex short form of Japanese names beginning with Masa-, meaning 1) "correct, just," 2) "elegant," 3) "flourishing, prosperous" 4) "genuine, true," 5) "governing, political," 6) "military." Compare with strictly masculine Masa.
Sameer - Variant spelling of Arabic Samir, meaning "entertainer, companion in evening talk."
Rosemonde - French form of German Rosamund, meaning "horse-protection."