WhatName: What is the meaning of my name?

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Alayna - Variant spelling of French Alaina, possibly meaning "little rock." 
Farah - Arabic name meaning "joy."
Konnor - Variant spelling of English Connor, meaning "hound-lover."
Kastor - Greek name meaning "beaver." In mythology, Castor/Kastor and Pollux/Polydeukes ("very sweet") are the twin sons of Leda and are known as the Gemini twins.
Kaylyn - Variant spelling of English Kaylin, meaning "girl."
Alessandre - Brazilian form of Latin Alexandrus, meaning "defender of mankind."
Kerr - Scottish surname transferred to English forename use, meaning "from the marshland."
Biti - Egyptian name meaning "king of the north."
Kuwanyauma - Native American Hopi name meaning "butterfly showing beautiful wings."
Alexis - Unisex contracted form of Latin Alexius, meaning "defender."
Kohath - Anglicized form of Hebrew Qehath, meaning "assembly." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Levi and a grandson of Jacob.
Yestin - Cornish form of Roman Latin Justinus, meaning "fair,just." 
Kadence - Feminine variant spelling of English unisex Cadence, meaning "flow of rhythm."
Amey - Variant spelling of English Amy, meaning "much loved."
Beowulf - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements beo "bee" and wulf "wolf," hence "bee-wolf," i.e. "a bear." From the Old English epic poem of the same name about a Germanic hero named Beowulf, who travels to Denmark to help defeat a monster named Grendel. 
Polina - Short form of Russian Apollinariya, meaning "of Apollo."
Cosette - Literary name derived from an Old French slang word (cosette) for something small and trivial, meaning "little thing of no importance." Victor Hugo gave this name to the illegitimate daughter of Fantine in his novel Les Misérables. 
Berniece - English variant spelling of Latin Bernice, meaning "bringer of victory."
Johna - Variant spelling of English Johnna, meaning "God is gracious."
Darina - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Dáiríne, meaning "fertile, fruitful."
Kattalin - Basque form of Katherine, meaning "pure."
Kyprianos - Greek form of Latin Cyprianus, meaning "from Cyprus."
Maponos - Celtic myth name of a god of youth and music, meaning "divine son." 
Khalilah - Feminine form of Arabic Khalil, meaning "friend."
Mirabelle - French form of Latin Mirabella, meaning "wonderful."
Shahjahan - Persian name composed of the elements shah "king" and jahan "world," hence "king of the world."
Odeleya - Hebrew name meaning "I will praise God."
Tselophchad - Hebrew name meaning "first rupture; fracture," taken to mean "first-born." In the bible, this is the name of a member of the tribe Manasseh.
Minthe - Greek name meaning "mint." In mythology, this is the name of a water nymph who was turned into a mint plant.
Theudoricus - Latinized form of Visigothic Theodereiks, meaning "first of the people; king of nations."
Noe - Hawaiian name meaning "mist; misty rain."
Jada - Anglicized form of Hebrew Yada, meaning "he knows" or "wise." In the bible, this is the name of a member of the tribe of Judah.
Kristóf - Hungarian form of Greek Christophoros, meaning "Christ-bearer." 
Kalle - Pet form of Finnish Kaarle, meaning "man." 
Elya - Yiddish form of Hebrew Eliyahu, meaning "the Lord is my God."
Latoya - Elaborated form of English Toya, probably meaning "toy."
Kenny - Pet form of English Kenneth, meaning both "comely; finely made" and "born of fire." 
Liborio - Italian form of Roman Latin Liberius, meaning "free."
Khordad - Modern Iranian form of Persian Haurvatat, meaning "health, perfection." 
Sadhbh - Irish Gaelic name meaning "sweet."
Blerina - Variant form of Albanian Blerta, meaning "green." 
Kafziel - Hebrew name meaning "speedy one of God." In Jewish legend, this is the name of an angel. Unlike most of the other angels, Kafziel is a watcher,rather than a doer. He is called the angel of solitude and tears, and presidesover the deaths of kings. Kafziel is associated with the Seventh Heaven, the planet Saturn, and hasbeen worshiped by Satanists. He is also known by the Latin name Cassiel.
Ksawery - Polish form of Basque Xavier, meaning "a new house."
Kaitlin - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Caitlín, meaning "pure."
Kohinoor - Persian name meaning "mountain of light."
Bitya - Variant spelling of Hebrew Bityah, meaning "daughter of God."
Gary - English surname transferred to forename use, originally a short form of Germanic names containing the element gar, meaning "spear." 
Katerina -   Short form of Russian Ekaterina and Yekaterina, both meaning "pure."
Kiana - Hawaiian form of Roman Diana, meaning "divine, heavenly."
Taavi - Finnish form of Hebrew David, meaning "beloved."