WhatName: What is the meaning of my name?

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Ferd - Short form of English Ferdinand, meaning "ardent for peace."
Imani - African Swahili name meaning "faith."
Basit - Arabic name meaning "one who enlarges."
Tobias - Greek form of Hebrew Tobiah, meaning "God is good."
Elihoenai - Anglicized form of Hebrew Elyehoweynay, meaning "unto God are my eyes." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a priest and a Korahite temple doorkeeper.
Catigernus - Latinized form of Welsh Cattegirn, meaning "battle lord."
Gianni - Contracted form of Italian Giovanni, meaning "God is gracious."
Bath-shua - Variant spelling of Hebrew Bath-Shuwa, meaning "daughter of wealth." 
Pranvera - Albanian name meaning "spring."
Diodore - French form of Latin Diodorus, meaning "gift of Zeus."
Bubu - Egyptian name meaning "gives light."
Frédérique - Feminine form of French Frédéric, meaning "peaceful ruler."
Ksenia - Polish form of Greek Xenia, meaning "stranger, foreigner," but sometimes rendered "hospitable (esp. to foreigners)."
Nesrin - Turkish form of Persian Nasrin, meaning "wild rose."
Munir - Arabic name meaning "bright, shining."
Hanako - Japanese name meaning "flower child."
Einar - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Einarr, meaning "lone warrior."
Efua - Variant spelling of African Akan Afua, meaning "born on Friday."
Aonghus - Variant spelling of Gaelic Aonghas, meaning "excellent valor." 
Eliodoro - Italian form of Greek Heliodoros, meaning "gift of the sun."
Aoibheann - Irish Gaelic name meaning "beautiful, fair form."
Avani - Hindi name meaning "earth."
Josie - Pet form of English Josephine, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
Kosumi - Native American Miwok name meaning "fishes for salmon with spear."
Uryan - Hebrew name of Aramaic origin, meaning "light."
Jaana - Short form of Finnish Marjaana, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." 
Neschume - User submitted name of a vessel. It is the Yiddish wordfor "soul."
Torin - Irish Gaelic name meaning "chief."
Girish - Hindi name meaning "mountain lord." In mythology, this is a name belonging to Shiva.
Naheed - Variant spelling of Persian Nahid, meaning "immaculate."
Martine - French feminine form of Latin Martinus, meaning "of/like Mars." 
Jani -   Finnish pet form of Low German Jan, meaning "God is gracious."
Haniyya - Variant spelling of Hebrew Haniya, meaning "encampment, resting place."
Ahmet - Turkish form of Arabic Ahmed, meaning "praiseworthy."
Robynne - Feminine form of English unisex Robin, meaning "bright fame."
Faith - English name derived from the vocabulary word "faith." It is one of the Puritan virtue names; some others are Charity, Chastity, Honor, Hope, and Prudence. 
Buenaventura - Spanish form of Italian Bonaventura, meaning "good fortune."
Mattithyah - Hebrew name meaning "gift of God." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a member of the family of Nebo.
Hartmann - Old German name composed of the elements hard/hart "brave, hardy, strong" and man "man," hence "strong-man."
Rawya - Variant spelling of Arabic Rawiya, meaning "story-teller."
Achshiyarshu - Babylonian form of Persian Khashayarshah,meaning "great warrior" or "lion-king." In the bible, this is the name of a king of Persia. His Hebrew name is Achashverosh. 
Yauwr - Hebrew name meaning "forested." In the bible, this is the name of the father of Elhanan. The English form is Jair.
Ronnie - English pet form of Latin Veronica, meaning "bringer of victory." Compare with masculine Ronnie. 
Che - Spanish name derived from the Argentinian word for "hey!"
Rozafati - Variant form of Albanian Rozafa, which is probably a "rose"-related name.
Nephthys - Greek form of Egyptian Nebt-Het, a goddess of death having a fiery breath, meaning "lady of the enclosure (temple)." She was the mother of the funerary deity Anubis.
Aila - Pet form of English Aileen, meaning "little Eve." 
Aodh - Modern Irish and Scottish Gaelic form of Old Gaelic Áed, meaning "fire." In Celtic mythology, this is the name of a sun god. 
Hêbê - Greek name derived from the word hebos, meaning "young." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of youth.
Mgrditch - Armenian name meaning "Baptist."