WhatName: What is the meaning of my name?

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Archana - Hindi name meaning "dedication."
Freddie - Unisex pet form of English Frederick and Latin Frederica, both meaning "peaceful ruler."
Frea - Anglicized form of Danish Freya, meaning "lady, mistress."
Tony - English unisex pet form of Anthony and Antonia, both possibly meaning "invaluable."
Ceallair - Old Gaelic occupational name transferred to forename use, derived from the word cealloir, meaning "superior of a church cell." 
Cledwyn - Welsh name composed of the elements caled "hard, rough" and (g)wyn "fair, holy, white," hence "hardy and fair."
Ananiy - Hebrew name meaning "my cloud." In the bible, this is the name of the 7th son of Elioenai, descendant of David.
Fredriikka - Variant spelling of Finnish Fredriika, meaning "peaceful ruler."
Toshi - Japanese name meaning "alert, bright, intelligent." 
Momig - Armenian name meaning "little candle."
Tzefanya - Variant spelling of Hebrew Tsephanyah, meaning "hidden by God" or "protected by God." 
Astaroth - Variant spelling of English Ashtaroth, meaning "star." In the bible, this is the name applied to false goddesses in the Canaanite religion, usually related to a fertility cult. It is also the name of a city in Bashan east of the Jordan given to Manasseh.
Bercu - Turkish name meaning "sweet-smelling."
Romola - Feminine form of Italian Romolo, meaning "from Rome."
Iakchos - Variant spelling of Greek Iakkhos, meaning "to shout." 
Kaya - Native American Hopi name meaning "elder sister."
Papan - Nahuatl name meaning "flag."
Cadoc - Welsh name derived from the word cad, meaning "battle."
Noisiu - Variant form of Irish Gaelic Naoise, of unknown meaning. In mythology, this is the name of the warrior nephew of King Conchobar and beloved of Deirdre.
Emmanuel - Latin form of Greek Emmanouel, meaning "God is with us." In the Old Testament bible, this is the name of the promised Messiah as prophesied by Isaiah. In the New Testament, it is a name given to Christ by Matthew. In use by the English and French.
Tarek - Variant spelling of Arabic Tariq, meaning "he who pounds at the door."
Gianna - Contracted form of Italian Giovanna, meaning "God is gracious."
Noshi - Variant of Algonquin Nosh, meaning "father."
Foghlaidh - Irish Gaelic byname meaning "pirate, plunderer."
Fonsie - Pet form of Italian/Spanish Alfonso, meaning "noble and ready."
Amrit - Hindi name meaning"immortal." The feminine form is Amrita.
Sari - Finnish form of Hebrew Sarah, meaning "noble lady, princess."
Anaq - Variant spelling of Hebrew Anak, meaning "collar, neck-chain." In the bible, this is the name of the progenitor of the Anakim/Anakites who were descendants of the giant Nephilim. 
Tadeh - Pet form of Armenian Tadeos, meaning "courageous, large-hearted."
Aliisa - Probably a short form of Finnish Annaliisa, meaning "favor; grace," and "God is my oath."
Malaika - Arabic name meaning "angels."
Piynechac - Hebrew form of Egyptian Panhsj ("the Nubian"), but translated from Hebrew pinechac, meaning "mouth of brass." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a son of Eleazar. 
Bazak - Hebrew name meaning "flash of light."
Frida -   Hungarian form of German Frieda, meaning "peaceful ruler."
Aldwin - Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Ealdwine, meaning "old friend."
Lizar - Basque name meaning "ash."
Bithiah - Anglicized form of Hebrew Bithyah, meaning "daughter of God." In the bible, this is the name of a daughter of Pharoah.
Shealtiel - Anglicized form of Hebrew Shealtiyel, meaning "borrowed from God." In the bible, this is the name of the father of Zerubbabel.
Tammie - Variant spelling of English Tammy, meaning "palm tree."
Osweald - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements os "god" and weald "wielder of power," hence "divine power" or "divine ruler."
Sajjad - Arabic name meaning "kneeling in prayer."
Nosizwe - African Xhosa name meaning "mother of the nation."
Avdima - Aramaic name meaning "destruction, loss." Also spelled Abdima.
Tryphosa - Variant form of Greek Tryphaina, meaning "luxurious living; softness." In the bible, this is the name of a certain Christian woman mentioned by Paul in Romans 16:12.
Toma - Pet form of Russian Tamara, meaning "palm tree." Compare with masculine Toma.
Vipin - Hindi name meaning "forest."
Hefeydd - Welsh name of uncertain etymology, possibly from haf, meaning "summer." In Celtic mythology, this is the name of the father of Rhiannon. 
Jathibiyya - Arabic name meaning "attractive and charming."
Josephina - Feminine form of Latin Josephus, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
Marianne - French form of Latin Marianna, meaning "like Marius."