WhatName: What is the meaning of my name?

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Callistus - Latin form of Greek Kallistos, meaning "most beautiful."
Concha - Pet form of Spanish Concepción, meaning "conception."
Carlotta - Pet form of Italian Carla, meaning "man."
Chelsie - Variant spelling of English Chelsea, meaning "landing place" or "landing port."
Abednego - Babylonian name meaning "servant of Nebo." In the bible, this is the name given to Azariah by Nebuchadnezzar after he survives the fiery furnace. 
Hiroko - Japanese name meaning 1) "abundant child," 2) "prosperous child," or 3) "generous child."
Dewydd - Welsh form of Hebrew David, meaning "beloved." 
Mahvash - Persian name meaning "moon-like."
Shobha - Hindi name meaning "brilliance."
Crevan - Irish name meaning "fox." 
Safiya - Feminine form of Arabic Safi, meaning "pure."
Esperanta - Esperanto name meaning "hoping."
Mandisa - Egyptian name meaning "sweet."
Eliza - Short form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
Irune - Basque name meaning "trinity."
Merrill - English surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from the personal name Meriel, meaning "sea-bright."
Ona -   Lithuanian form of Greek Hanna, meaning "favor; grace."
Japhet - Variant spelling of English Japheth, meaning "opened" or "abundant, spacious."
Ayalon - Variant form of Hebrew Ayal, meaning "deer, gazelle."
Jasper -  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; Jasper is one of them, the other two are Balthasar and Melchior. Jasper is also the name of an opaque cryptocrystalline variety of quartz that may be red, yellow or brown in color. Also spelled Casper and Kasper.
Ronny - Variant spelling of English/Scottish Ronnie, meaning "wise ruler."
Ernestine - Feminine form of English Ernest, meaning "battle (to the death), serious business."
Ameena - Variant spelling of Arabic Amina, meaning "honest, trustworthy."
Jun - Japanese unisex name meaning "obedient."
Sven - Swedish form of Old Norse Sveinn, meaning "boy."
Bogdan - Slavic name composed of the elements bog "god" and dan "gift," hence "gift from God." In use by the Bulgarians.
Adahy - Native American Cherokee name meaning "lives in the woods."
Cosma - Feminine form of Latin Cosmo, meaning "order, beauty."
Abbey -   Pet form of English Abigail, meaning "father rejoices."
Cush - Anglicized form of Hebrew Kuwsh, meaning "black," i.e. "Ethiopian." In the bible, this is the name of a land and its people. It is also the name of a Benjamite and the son of Ham and grandson of Noah.
Lawrence - Variant spelling of English Laurence, meaning "of Laurentum."
Juno - Roman Latin name meaning "vital force." In mythology, this is the name of the wife of Jupiter and mother of Mars. 
Eleanora - Latin form of Provençal Aliénor, meaning "foreign; the other."
Tracie - Feminine variant spelling of English unisex Tracy, meaning "place of Thracius."
Rhonda - English name derived from a Welsh place name, Rhondda Valley, which was named after the river running through it, meaning "noisy." 
Barrie - Variant spelling of English Barry, meaning "fair-headed."
Amalie - Variant spelling of Old German Amalia, meaning "work."
Cameron - Scottish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from the name of the great Highland clans whose ancestor had an ungraceful proboscis, composed of the Gaelic elements cam "bent, crooked" and sròn "nose," hence "crooked nose."
Pepe -   Diminutive form of Italian Giuseppe, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
Makenzie - Feminine form of English unisex Mackenzie, meaning "comely, finely made."
Wuzhou - Chinese name meaning "five continents." 
Eben-haezer - Hebrew name meaning "foundation stone, stone of help." In the bible, this is the name of the place where the Israelites were defeated by the Philistines. It is also the name of a memorial stone set up by Samuel after the Israelites got their revenge. 
Gacheru - African Kikuyu name meaning "spy."
Danel - Basque form of Hebrew Daniyel, meaning "God is my judge."
Melinda - Modern English compound name composed of Mel- (from Melissa ("sweet") or Melanie "black, dark") and Linda "serpent," hence "black/dark serpent" or "sweet serpent." 
Ayo - African Yoruba unisex name meaning "joy." 
Bartosz - Pet form of Polish Bartłomiej, meaning "son of Talmai."
Barbary - Medieval English form of Greek Barbara, meaning "foreign; strange."
Wisdom - English unisex name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning simply "wisdom."
Zeeb - (זְאֵב): Hebrew name meaning"wolf," so called from its being tawny and yellow in color. In the bible, this is the name of a Midianite prince.