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Jóhann - Icelandic from of Latin Johannes, meaning "God is gracious."
Lev -   Hebrew name meaning "heart." 
Zeus - Greek name derived from the first element of the Indo-European compound Dyeus Phter ("god-father"), hence "God." In mythology, this is the name ofthe highest of the Greek Olympian gods.
Silva - Variant spelling of Latin Sylva, meaning "from the forest."
Latinos - Greek name meaning "belonging to Latium." In mythology, this is the name of the son of Odysseus and Circe who ruled the Etruscans.
Nani - Hawaiian name meaning "beauty; splendor."
Leudbold - Variant spelling of Old High German Luitpold, meaning "people-bold."
Uz - Anglicized form of Hebrew Uwts, meaning "soft and sandy earth" or "to consult." In the bible, this is the name of the country of Job, a son of Aram, a son of Nahor, and a son of Dishan. 
Benny - Pet form of English Benjamin "son of the right hand" and Benedict "blessed."
Jóhannes - Icelandic form of Latin Johannes, meaning "God is gracious."
Lilis - Assyrian name derived from lilin/lilim, the plural of lili, a Semitic word for the daughters of Lilith and Samael, who were demons like that of succubi, and who are said to have been conceived and born while Lilith was still the wife of Adam.
Hamish - Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Seumas, meaning "supplanter."
Sienna -  English name derived from the vocabulary word sienna, meaning "reddish-orange." 
Lorette - English form of French Laurette, meaning "little laurel tree."
Leontiy - Russian form of Latin Leontius, meaning "lion-like."
Lachie - Pet form of Scottish Gaelic Lachlann, meaning "lake-land."
Asrid - Swedish variant form of Scandinavian Astrid, meaning "divine beauty."
Kreon - Greek name meaning "ruler." In mythology, this is the name of a king of Thebes, husband of Eurydice and father of Haemon.
Gunda - Short form of Germanic names containing the element gund, meaning "war."
Kaimana - Hawaiian unisex name meaning "diamond" or "sea filled with Mana."
Lakhesis - Greek name meaning "apportioner; disposer of lots." In mythology, this is the name of one of the three Fates (Moirae).
Serafima - Feminine form of Russian Serafim, meaning "burning one" or "serpent."
Isao - Japanese name meaning "honor; merit."
Fahd - Arabic name meaning "lynx, panther."
Casper - English form of Spanish Gaspar, meaning "treasure bearer." Early Christians assigned names to the three Magi ("wise men from the east") who visited the baby Jesus. They are mentioned but not named in the bible; Casper is one of them, the other two are Balthasar and Melchior. Also spelled Jasper and Kasper.
Palu - Variant spelling of English Pallu, meaning "distinguished."
Pepita - Feminine form of Spanish Pepito, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
Othniel - Anglicized form of Hebrew Othniyel, meaning "lion of God." In the bible, this is the name of the son of Kenaz.
Luciano - Italian form of Roman Latin Lucianus, meaning "light."
Dawood - Variant spelling of Arabic Dawud, meaning "beloved."
Ivon - Variant spelling of French Yvon, meaning "yew tree." Used in Germany and infrequently by the English.
Derwin - Probably a variant spelling of English Darwin, meaning "dear friend."
Daniyel - Hebrew name meaning "God is my judge." In the bible, this is the name of the hero of the Book of Daniel, who was cast into a den of lions but saved by God.
Tony - English unisex pet form of Anthony and Antonia, both possibly meaning "invaluable."
Vishal - Hindi name meaning "large."
Yael - Hebrew name meaning "chamois," "ibex," or "mountain goat." In the bible, this is the name of the wife of Heber the Kenite who killed general Sisera, an enemy of the Israelites.
Leutrim - Variant spelling of Albanian Leotrim, meaning "brave."
Pris - English short form of Roman Latin Priscilla, meaning "ancient."
Rashid - Arabic name meaning "rightly guided."
Amy -  English form of French Aimée, meaning "much loved."
Spirit - English unisex name derived from the vocabulary word, "spirit," from Latin spiritus, "breath," from PIE (s)peis "to blow." Both blow ("to move air") and blow ("blossom") ultimately derive from proto-Germanic *blæ, from PIE *bhle, meaning "to bloom, to blow up, swell, thrive."
Lilyana - Bulgarian form of Latin Liliana, meaning "lily."
Kirby - English surname transferred to forename use, from the name of numerous places composed of the Old Norse elements kirkja "church" and býr "settlement," hence "church settlement."
Kahotep - Egyptian name meaning "peaceful essence."
Behnam - Persian name meaning "reputable."
Shealtiel - Anglicized form of Hebrew Shealtiyel, meaning "borrowed from God." In the bible, this is the name of the father of Zerubbabel.
Kenel - Armenian name meaning "to buy; purchase."
Kuno - German name derived from the word kuoni, meaning "brave."
Jordaan - Dutch masculine form of Hebrew unisex Yordan, meaning "flowing down."
Mireille - Pet form of French Provençal Mireio, meaning "to admire."

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