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Webster - English occupational surname transferred to forename use, from early Middle English webber, meaning "weaver."
Zhengsheng - Chinese name meaning "harmonious voice."
Rajesh - Hindi name composed of the Sanskrit elements raj "king" and isa "lord, ruler," hence "ruler of kings."
Zerah - Anglicized form of Hebrew Zerach, meaning "light." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including an Edomite leader, a son of Simeon, and a son of Judah and Tamar.
Parveen - Hindi form of Persian Parvin, meaning "the Pleiades."
Asia - English unisex name derived from the name of the continent, possibly derived from Assyrian asu, meaning "east."
Archana - Hindi name meaning "dedication."
Viva - Norwegian and Swedish short form of Scandinavian Vivianne, meaning"alive; animated; lively."
Honey - English name derived from the vocabulary word "honey." Also a term of endearment.
Wei - Chinese name meaning 1) "great, mighty," 2) "high, lofty," 3) "hold fast, secure, preserve," 4) "powerful, strong," or 5) "river."
Isaák - Greek form of Hebrew Yitzchak, meaning "he will laugh." 
Ziba - Anglicized form of Hebrew Tsiyba, meaning "a plant." In the bible, this is the name of a servant of Saul.
Hafza - Variant spelling of Arabic Hafsa, meaning "gathering."
Wenzeslaus - German form of Latin Venceslaus, meaning "more glory." 
André - French form of Greek Andreas, meaning "man; warrior."
Wohehiv - Native American Cheyenne name meaning "dull knife."
Zecharya - Variant spelling of Hebrew Zekaryah, meaning "whom Jehovah remembered." 
Merle - English unisex name, derived from the Old French word merle, meaning "blackbird." It first came to public notice in the 1930s with the actress Merle Oberon, and is mostly given to girls.
Zhu - Chinese name meaning "pearl."
Wokaihwokomas - Native American Cheyenne name meaning "white antelope."
Wimund - Contracted form of Anglo-Saxon Wigmund, meaning "fight-protection."
Walerian - Polish form of Roman Latin Valerianus, meaning "to be healthy, to be strong." 
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.
Zhivko - Bulgarian name meaning "alive." 
Lindiwe - African Zulu name meaning "have waited."
Tafadzwa - African Shona unisex name meaning "we are pleased."
Essa -  English pet form of Persian Esther, meaning "star." Compare with masculine Essa.
Tamia - Modern English name, probably based on Russian Tamara, "palm tree," or the Sanskrit word tamara, meaning "spice."
Itzel - Variant spelling of Nahuatl Ixchel, meaning "rainbow lady."
Jenna - Pet form of English Jennifer, meaning "white and smooth."
Declan - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Deaglán, meaning "fully good."
Eosphoros - Greek name meaning "dawn-bringer" or "light-bringer." In mythology, this is another name for Phosphoros (sometimes translated as Lucifer in Latin), a son of Eos. He is one of the gods of the evening star Venus, the other being Hesperos. They were later combined into one god.
Ianos -  Greek form of Roman Latin Ianus (Janus), meaning "door, gate" or "archway."
Zinnia - English name derived from the flower name, "zinnia."
Melicent - Variant spelling of English Millicent, meaning "strong worker."
Cassidy - English surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from an Anglicized form of Gaelic � Caiside, "descendant of Caiside," hence "curly(-headed)."
Aiken - From the Anglo-Saxon surname, meaning "made of oak."
Chicky - Variant spelling of Spanish Chickie, meaning "little one."
Harmonie - Variant spelling of English Harmony, meaning "concord, harmony."
Ahaz - Variant spelling of Hebrew Achaz, meaning "possessing, possessor." 
Vassily - Variant spelling of Russian Vasiliy, meaning "king."
Cooper - English occupational surname transferred to forename use, from Dutch kuper, from kup "tub; container," which in English became coop. A cooper was a maker and/or fixer of vessels such as buckets and barrels.
Zaria - Slavic name meaning "morning star" or "sunrise." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of morning.
Motel - Pet form of Yiddish Mordche, meaning "devotee of Marduk." 
Wojciech - Polish name composed of the Slavic elements voi "soldier" and tech "consolation," hence "consolation-soldier."
Jurian - Low German form of Latin Georgius, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
Zerubavel - Variant spelling of Hebrew Zerubbabel, meaning "born at Babylon" or "scattered to Babylon." 
Eda - Medieval pet form of English Edith, meaning "rich battle."
Abele - Italian form of Hebrew Hebel, meaning "breath, breathing."
Zahra -   Egyptian name meaning "flower."

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