WhatName: What is the meaning of my name?

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Shlomo - Contracted form of Hebrew Shelomoh, meaning "peaceable." 
Spyros - Pet form of Greek Spyridon, meaning "spirit."
Sextus - Roman name derived from Latin sextus, meaning "sixth."
Svana - Icelandic short form of names beginning with svanr, meaning "swan." 
Saddam - Arabic name meaning "one who confronts."
Nergis - Turkish name meaning "daffodil."
Saulo - Spanish form of Latin Saul, meaning "asked for, desired."
Anpaytoo - Native American Sioux name meaning "radiant."
Nasser - Variant spelling of Arabic Nasir, meaning "helper."
Vilko - Pet form of Serbian Vilim, meaning "will-helmet."
Kay - Short form of names beginning with the letter "K."
Westley - English habitational surname transferred to forename use, from the name of various places called Westley, composed of the Old English elements west "west" and leah "meadow, pasture," hence "western meadow." 
Fidan - Turkish name meaning "sapling."
Azhar - Arabic name meaning "bright, shining."
Algimas - Contracted form of Lithuanian Algimantas, meaning "wealthy."
Hillary - Variant spelling of English unisex Hilary, meaning "joyful; happy."
Phrixos - Greek name derived from the word phrix, meaning "the ripple of water in wind; the shivering of skin from fear." In mythology, this is the name of the twin brother of Helle. The twins were children of Athamus and Nephele.
Mathis - French and German form of Greek Mattathias, meaning "gift of God."
Refaela - Variant spelling of Hebrew Rephaela, meaning "healed of God" or "whom God has healed."
Hunfrið - Anglo-Saxon equivalent of Norman German Hunfrid, meaning "giant peace."
Lakshmi - Hindi name derived from the Sanskrit word laksya, meaning "aim, goal, mark." In mythology, this is the name of the wife of Vishnu, goddess of fortune and wisdom.
Ansi - Teutonic name meaning "divinity, god."
Gertrúd - Hungarian form of German Gertrude, meaning "spear strength."
Annmarie - Variant spelling of English Annemarie, meaning "favor; grace," and "obstinate, rebellious."
Shelomiy - Hebrew name meaning "my peace" or "peaceful." In the bible, this is the name of the father of a leader of the tribe of Asher.
Venyamin - Variant spelling of Russian Veniamin, meaning "son of the right hand."
Bobbie - Pet form of English Roberta, meaning "bright fame."
Perpetua - Spanish name, derived from Latin perpetuus, meaning "everlasting."
Hamish - Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Seumas, meaning "supplanter."
Dawud - Arabic form of Hebrew David, meaning "beloved."
Avsalom - Variant spelling of Hebrew Avshalom, meaning "father of peace." 
Rose - Today, this English name is most often given as a flower name, or used as a short form of the herb name Rosemary. However, it was in use throughout the Middle Ages (long before herb and flower names became popular) and probably originated as a short form of longer Germanic names containing the word hrod, meaning "horse."
Pinchas - Variant spelling of Hebrew Piynechac, a form of Egyptian Panhsj ("the Nubian"), but translated from Hebrew pinechac, meaning "mouth of brass." 
Toni - English pet form of Latin Antonia, possibly meaning "invaluable."
Valérie - Feminine form of French Valère, meaning "to be healthy, to be strong." 
Eilish - Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Eilís, meaning "God is my oath."
Mona - Compare with masculine form of Mona. Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Muadhnait, meaning "little noble one."
Yerazig - Armenian name meaning "little dream."
Lawan - Thai name meaning "beautiful."
Kyra - Feminine form of Greek Kyros, meaning "like the sun." 
James - Middle English and Old French vernacular form of Late Latin Jacomus, from Greek Iakobos, meaning "supplanter." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of several characters, including two apostles and a half-brother of Jesus.
Jameela - Variant spelling of Arabic Jamila, meaning "beautiful."
Beltzane - Basque name meaning "brunette."
Ecgbryht - Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Ecgbert, meaning "bright edge."
Mariamna - Russian form of Aramaic Mariamne (Hebrew Miryam), meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
Mentor - Greek name derived from the word menos, meaning "spirit." In mythology, this is the name of the son of Álkimos.
Mag - Short form of English Maggie, meaning "pearl."
Zmroukhd - Armenian name meaning "emerald."
Ryan - Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Riain ("descendant of Rian"), hence "little king."
Shikoba - Native American Choctaw unisex name meaning "feather."