WhatName: What is the meaning of my name?

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Bethzatha - Greek name of uncertain origin. It may be from the Aramaic, meaning "house of olives." Or it may be an altered form of Greek Bethesda, meaning "flowing water" or "house of mercy."
Bast - Egyptian name meaning "female of the ointment jar." In mythology, this is the name of a cat-headed goddess. Originally, she was a sun goddess depicted as a lion who defended the pharaoh and, consequently, the chief god, earning her the titles "Lady of flame" and "Eye of Ra." Later, the Greeks changed her to a moon goddess. Because of the meaning of her name, she also became known as a goddess of perfumes.
Bohumír -  Czech form of Slavic Bogomir, meaning "God-peace."
Barb - English short form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Basu - Variant form of Hindi Vasu, meaning "dweller."
Fionnbarra - Variant spelling of Gaelic Fionnbarr, meaning "fair-headed."
Derby - Variant spelling of English unisex Darby, meaning "deer farm."
Bastian - Short form of English Sebastian, meaning "from Sebaste."
Harumi - Japanese name meaning "spring beauty."
Berthe - French form of German Bertha, meaning "bright."
Phineas - Variant spelling of English Phinehas, meaning "mouth of brass." 
Binh - Vietnamese name meaning "peace."
Baldev - Contracted form of Hindi Baladeva, meaning "strong God."
Bride - Modern form of Irish Bríd, meaning "exalted one."
Bongani - African Zulu name meaning "grateful."
Paulino - Portuguese and Spanish form of Roman Latin Paulinus, meaning "small."
Bartle - Pet form of Irish Gaelic Bairtliméad, meaning "son of Talmai."
Baruška - Pet form of Czech Barbora, meaning"foreign; strange."
Barnabás - Hungarian form of Greek Barnabas, meaning "son of exhortation." 
Osbourne - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from a variant form of Osborn, meaning "divine-bear."
Borghildr - Old Norse name composed of the elements bjorg "help, salvation" and hildr "battle, fight," hence "helpful battle maid." In mythology, this is the name of the goddess of the evening mist who slays the sun every night. 
Bérénice - French form of Latin Berenice, meaning "bringer of victory."
Barnabé - French form of Greek Barnabas, meaning "son of exhortation." 
Belle - English name derived from the French vocabulary word for "beautiful." It is often used in compound names, sometimes in the abbreviated form -bel.
Brónach - Irish name derived from the Gaelic word br�n meaning "sorrow."
Agafia - Russian form of Latin Agatha, meaning "good."
Bao-zhai - Chinese name meaning "precious hairpin."
Bartolomaeus - Latin form of Greek Bartholomaios, meaning "son of Talmai."
Montana - English name derived from the state name, meaning "mountainous."
Bailee - Feminine variant spelling of English unisex Bailey, meaning "bailiff." 
Adrie - Pet form of English Adriane, meaning "from Hadria."
Beelzebul - Variant spelling of Greek Beelzeboul, meaning "lord of dung."
Sepi - Finnish pet form of Greek Sebastianos, meaning "from Sebaste," a town in Asia Minor. 
Bernardita - Feminine form of Spanish Bernardo, meaning "bold as a bear."
Bolívar - Spanish name derived from the Basque place name Bolibar, composed of bolu "mill" and ibar "meadow, riverbank," hence "meadow mill" or "riverbank mill."
Bar-tolmay - Variant form of Aramaic bar-Talmai, meaning "son of Talmai."
Batyah - Variant spelling of Hebrew Batya, meaning "daughter of God."
Delilah - Anglicized form of Hebrew Deliylah, meaning "delicate, weak." In the bible, this is the name of the mistress of Samson.
Bogoris - Tatar nickname meaning "small."
Tatianna - Variant spelling of Latin Tatiana, probably meaning "father."
Bras - Portuguese form of Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp." 
Bekim - Albanian name meaning "blessing."
Methuwshael - Hebrew name meaning "man of God." In the bible, this is the name of a descendant of Cain.
Bryanna - English feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Breda - Variant spelling of English Breeda, meaning "exalted one."
Bolade - African Yoruba name meaning "thecoming of honor."
Allannah - Variant spelling of English Alannah, possibly meaning "little rock." 
Bielobog - Variant spelling of Slavic Belobog, meaning "white god." 
Bettino - Pet form of Italian Benedetto, meaning "blessed."
Bakarne - Feminine form of Basque Bakar, meaning "alone."