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Dobrogost - Polish name composed of the Slavic elements dobro "good, kind" and gost "guest," hence "kind guest." 
Dionisio - Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Dionysius, meaning "follower of Dionysos."
Hala - Arabic name meaning "moon halo."
Zerubbabel - Hebrew name meaning "born at Babylon" or "scattered to Babylon." In the bible, this is the name of the leader of the first of the returning exiles.
Arlen -   Celtic name meaning "pledge."
Claire - French form of Latin Clara, meaning "clear, bright."
Deganya - Hebrew name meaning "grain."
Diomed - Short form of Latin Diomedes, meaning "cunning as Zeus." In mythology, this is the name of the Tyrant of Thrace who fed his horses on the strangers who visited his kingdom.
Deirdre - Celtic legend name of a tragic heroine who committed suicide after the murder of her lover. She is sometimes referred to as Deirdre of the Sorrows. The name is of uncertain derivation. Some sources give the meaning "young girl."
Zesiro - Egyptian name meaning "twin."
Abbas - Arabic name meaning "austere." 
Zitkala - Native American Dakota name meaning "bird."
Denny - Pet form of English Dennis, meaning "follower of Dionysos."
Zabal - Basque name meaning "generous."
Darcey - Feminine form of English unisex Darcy, meaning "from Arcy."
Jabir - Arabic name meaning "comforter."
Hasina - Egyptian name meaning "good."
Dobrashin - Variant spelling of Russian Dobrushin, meaning "goodness." 
Vic - English unisex short form of Latin Victor "conqueror" and Victoria "conqueror" or "victory."
Deganiah - Variant spelling of Hebrew Deganya, meaning "grain."
Darko - Serbian name derived from Slavic dar, meaning "gift."
Aoibhín - Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Aoibheann, meaning "beautiful, fair form."
Vincent - English name derived from Latin Vincentius, meaning "conquering."
Denise - Feminine form French Denis, meaning "follower of Dionysos."
Zephaniah - Anglicized form of Hebrew Tsephanyah, meaning "hidden by God" or "protected by God." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the ninth of the minor prophets. 
Japhet - Variant spelling of English Japheth, meaning "opened" or "abundant, spacious."
Destiny - English name derived from the vocabulary word, from Latin destinare, "to establish, make firm," hence "fate, fortune."
Damon - Greek name derived from the word daman, meaning "to tame, to subdue" and euphemistically "to kill." In Greek legend, this is the name of a friend of Pythias.
Léon - French form of Latin Leo, meaning "lion."
Hussain - Variant spelling of Arabic Husayn, meaning "good, nice."
Daniya - Variant spelling of Hebrew Danya, meaning "judge."
Donatien - French form of Latin Donatus, meaning "given (by God)."
Rabiah - Egyptian name meaning "born during the spring."
Dilipa - Hindi name, composed of the elements Dili "Delhi" and pa "protecting," hence "protector of Delhi." In Hindu legend, this is the name of several kings.
Divya - Hindi name meaning "divine."
Dearbháil - Irish name composed of the Gaelic elements der "daughter" and fáil "destiny," hence "daughter of destiny."
Khadija - Arabic name meaning "premature child."
Zuka - Egyptian name meaning "grave; high tomb."
Zahi - Arabic name meaning"bright; shining."
Bianca - Italian form of French Blanche, meaning "white." 
Dowr - Hebrew unisex name meaning "generation" or "period of time." In the bible, this is the name of a coastal city in Manasseh, south of Carmel.
Donny - Pet form of English Donald, meaning "world ruler."
Indigo - English unisex name, derived from vocabulary word indigo, from Greek indikon, meaning "blue dye from India." 
Demi - English short form of Latin Demetria, meaning "loves the earth" or "follower of Demeter." 
Daichi - Japanese name meaning 1) "great land" or 2) "great wisdom."
Dorin - Romanian form of Latin Dorianus, meaning "of the Dorian tribe."
Deborah - Anglicized form of Hebrew Debowrah, meaning "bee." In the bible, this is the name of the nurse of Rebecca, and the prophetess-judge and wife of Lapidoth. 
Devereux - French surname transferred to English forename use, meaning "from Evreux." Evreux is a commune of Normandy, France which got its name from the Eburovices, the name of a gallic tribe, meaning "those which overcome by the yew." Yew wood was used to make weapons: bows, arrows, spears, etc.
Annamaria - English compound name composed of Latin Anna "favor; grace," and Maria "obstinate, rebellious." 
Doreen -   Anglicized form of Gaelic Doireann, meaning "sullen." 

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