WhatName: What is the meaning of my name?

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Suhail - Variant spelling of Arabic Suhayl, meaning "Canopus (the star)."
Shirlee -   Variant spelling of English Shirley, meaning "bright clearing."
Siegward - Old High German name composed of the elements sige "victory" and wart "guard," hence "victory guard."
Sisel - Yiddish name meaning "sweet."
Sidonie - French feminine form of Roman Latin Sidonius, meaning "of Sidon."
Silva - Variant spelling of Latin Sylva, meaning "from the forest."
Shemal - Syrian name meaning "left." In mythology, this is the name of the Lord of the genii and demons. 
Starr - Variant spelling of English Star, meaning "star."
Sieghild - German name composed of the elements sige "victory" and hild "battle," hence "victory-battle."
Spencer - English occupational surname transferred to forename use, meaning "dispenser (of provisions)."
Shulamite - Anglicized form of Hebrew Shuwlammiyth, meaning "peaceful." In the bible, this is the name of the maiden celebrated in the Song of Solomon. 
Samiya - Feminine form of Arabic Sami, meaning "lofty, sublime."
Sitara - Hindi name meaning "star."
Selena - Latin form of Greek Selene, meaning "moon."
Summerlad - Variant spelling of Scottish Somerled, meaning "summer traveler."
Sinbad - Variant spelling of Persian Sindbad, possibly meaning "lord of sages."
Sherie - Variant spelling of English Sherry, meaning "darling."
Siegmund - Variant spelling of Old High German Sigmund, meaning "victory-protection."
Saki - Japanese name meaning "blossom."
Sakura - Japanese name meaning "cherry blossom."
Kassy - Pet form of English Kassia, meaning "cassia," a bark similar to cinnamon.
Kaimbe - Old Frisian name meaning "warrior."
Noshi - Variant of Algonquin Nosh, meaning "father."
Nosizwe - African Xhosa name meaning "mother of the nation."
Nosh - Native American Algonquin name meaning "father."
Armando - Spanish form of German Harmand, meaning "bold/hardy man."
Ivan - Russian form of Greek Ioannes, meaning "God is gracious." In use by the English, Czechs and Ukrainians.
Rida - Arabic name derived from the word rida, meaning "contentment."
Theophania - Feminine form of Greek Theophanes, meaning "manifestation of God." This nameused to be given to girls born on the Epiphany (January 6)--also called the 12thday of Christmas--which commemorates the visit of the three wise men (the Magi)to the infant Jesus.
Hucc - Old English name derived from the element hux, meaning "insult, taunt." Possibly a byname before becoming a personal name.
Cunotigernos - Old Celtic name meaning "hound-like Lord."
Esin - Turkish name meaning "inspiration."
Uz - Anglicized form of Hebrew Uwts, meaning "soft and sandy earth" or "to consult." In the bible, this is the name of the country of Job, a son of Aram, a son of Nahor, and a son of Dishan. 
Valentine - Feminine form of French Valentin, meaning "healthy, strong." Compare with masculine Valentine.
Takao - Japanese name meaning "respectful hero/male."
Ilker - Turkish name meaning "first man."
Botilda - Latin form of Scandinavian Bodil, meaning "battle of revenge." 
Lamya - Arabic name meaning "has beautiful dark lips."
Cesarina - Feminine form of Italian Cesarino, meaning "severed."
Gauthier - Variant spelling of French Gautier, meaning "ruler of the army."
Blasios -  Greek form of Roman Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp."
Yoshikazu - Japanese name meaning 1) "correct quantity/volume," and 2) "good addition." 
Joash -   Anglicized form of Hebrew Yowash, meaning "given by the Lord." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the father of Gideon.
Burney - Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Biorna "son of Biorna," hence "bear."
Ilkin - Turkish name meaning "first."
Emir - Variant spelling of Arabic Amir, meaning "commander; prince."
Dilwyn - Welsh name composed of the elements dilys "genuine, steadfast, true" and (g)wyn "blessed, fair, holy, white," hence "truly blessed."
Saturnina - Feminine form of Roman Latin Saturninus, possibly meaning "to sow."
Hiroaki - Japanese name meaning "widespread brightness."
Chiratidzo - African Zezuru name meaning "a sign."