WhatName: What is the meaning of my name?

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Livnath - Variant form of Hebrew Livnah ("whiteness, transparency"), meaning "Belus, glass," from the sand of which glass was first made by the Phoenicians." In the bible, this is part of the name of a river, Shihor-libnath, which flows into the sea.
Lamya - Arabic name meaning "has beautiful dark lips."
Letizia - Italian form of Latin Lætitia, meaning "happiness."
Lucette - Diminutive form of French Lucie ("light"), meaning "little light." 
Loviisa - Finnish form of Latin Louisa, meaning "famous warrior." 
Luzia - Portuguese form of Roman Latin Lucia, meaning "light."
Lake - English name derived from the vocabulary word, from Latin lacus, meaning "pond, lake."
Lebuinus - Latin form of Anglo-Saxon Leofwine, meaning "dear friend."
Léopold - French form of Old High German Liutpold, meaning "people-bold."
Lothaire - French form of Latin Lotharius, meaning "loud warrior."
Lalla - English pet form of Greek Lalage, meaning "to babble." 
Luiz - Portuguese form of Middle Latin Ludovicus, meaning "famous warrior."
Luli - Variant spelling of Chinese Liuli, meaning "flowing power," the Chinese name for gypsies. 
Llew -   Short form of Welsh Llewelyn,meaning "oath of Belenus."
Leroi - English variant spelling of French Leroy, meaning "the king."
Lidiya - Bulgarian and Russian form of Greek Lydia, meaning "of Lydia."
Ludwig - Variant form of German Hludwig, meaning "famous warrior."
Livy - English form of Roman Latin Livius, possibly meaning "bluish."
Lemmy - Pet form of English Lemuel and Hebrew Lemuwel, meaning "by God" or "for God." 
Lorenza - Feminine form of Italian Lorenzo, meaning "of Laurentum."
Leolin - English variant form of Welsh Llywelyn, meaning "oath of Belenus." 
Lies - Variant spelling of German Liese, meaning "God is my oath." 
Lorenc - Albanian form of Roman Latin Laurentius, meaning "of Laurentum."
Ludvik - Czech form of German Ludwig, meaning "famous warrior."
Lotta -  Short form of Swedish Charlotta, meaning "man."
Lalita - Feminine form of Hindi Lalit, meaning "desirable" or "playful." 
Asher - Hebrew name derived from the word ashar, meaning "happy." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Jacob. In use by the English.
Fukayna - Egyptian name meaning "intelligent."
Kang - Chinese name meaning "well-being."
Christina - Variant spelling of Latin Christiana, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ."
Colbert - English surname transferred to forename use, from the French form of German Kolbert, a variant of Kölber, an occupational name for a "maker of wooden clubs" and later an "armor-maker," from Middle High German kolbe, meaning "cudgel, club." 
Tranter - English occupational surname transferred to forename use, from a name for a "peddler, hawker," who drove a wagon, derived from the Middle English word traunter, meaning "to convey."
Chantal - French surname transferred to forename use, meaning "stony place."
Delilah - Anglicized form of Hebrew Deliylah, meaning "delicate, weak." In the bible, this is the name of the mistress of Samson.
Deon - English variant spelling of French Dion, meaning "god, Zeus."
Hude - Yiddish form for Hebrew Hadaccah, meaning "myrtle tree."
Lilis - Assyrian name derived from lilin/lilim, the plural of lili, a Semitic word for the daughters of Lilith and Samael, who were demons like that of succubi, and who are said to have been conceived and born while Lilith was still the wife of Adam.
Naglfar - Old Norse myth name of the largest ship of all, the ship that will carry the dead to Ragnarok, possibly meaning "nail-farer."
Elke -   Diminutive form of Old High German Adalheid, meaning "noble sort."
Shireen - Variant spelling of Persian Shirin, meaning "sweet."
Niran - Thai name meaning "eternal."
Benayahu - Variant form of Hebrew Benayah, meaning "God has built." This form of the name also appears in the Old Testament bible.
Chori - Assyrian name meaning "cave-dweller."
Franklyn - Variant spelling of English Franklin, meaning "freeman."
Paharita - Chamoru name meaning "little bird."
Pjeter - Albanian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Delta - English name derived from the "fourth" letter of the Greek alphabet.
Mateo - Spanish form of Hebrew Mattithyah, meaning "gift of God."
Weston - English habitational surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements west "west" and tun "enclosure, settlement," hence "western settlement."
Faivish - Variant spelling of Yiddish Feibush, meaning "shining one."