WhatName: What is the meaning of my name?

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Bennet - Variant spelling of English Bennett, meaning "blessed."
Walburga - Variant spelling of Old High German Walburg, meaning "salvation of the slain in battle." 
Christel - Variant spelling of English Crystal, meaning "crystal, ice."
Corey - English name, possibly of Irish Gaelic origin, from a place name meaning "deep hollow, ravine."
Halvar - Swedish variant spelling of Scandinavian Halvard, meaning "rock defender."
Breanne - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Cletes - Pet form of Latin Anacletus, meaning "called back; invoked."
Balfour - Scottish surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Gaelic elements bail "farm, house, village," and p�ir "grass, pasture," hence "farm pasture; grazing land."
Archimbaud - French form of German Archimbald, meaning "genuine courage."
Cyneburga - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements cyne "royal" and burg "fortress, protection," hence "royal fortress."
Bartholomew - English form of French Provençal Bartholomieu, meaning "son of Talmai." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of one of the twelve apostles.
Radomira - Feminine form of Czech Radomir, meaning "happy peace."
Ina -   Chamoru unisex name meaning "illuminate; light up."
Siegfried - Old High German name composed of the elements sige "victory" and frid "peace," hence "victory-peace." In German legend, this is the name of the husband of Kriemhild.
Rin - Japanese name meaning "cold, dignified, severe." 
Shachar - Hebrew unisex name meaning "dawn" or "morning."
Rainard - Variant spelling of English Reynard, meaning "wise ruler."
Hirah - Anglicized form of Hebrew Chiyrah, meaning "a noble race; nobility." In the bible, this is the name of a friend of Judah.
Colman - English form of Irish Colmán, meaning "dove."
Chochuschuvio - Native American Hopi name meaning "white-tailed deer."
Bryanna - English feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Eyal - Variant spelling of Hebrew Ayal, meaning "deer, gazelle."
Elpaal - Hebrew name meaning "God has wrought." In the bible, this is the name of a member of the tribe of Benjamin.
Christopher - English form of Latin Christophorus, meaning "Christ-bearer." 
Christiano - Brazilian Portuguese form of Latin Christianus, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ."
Bonaventura - Italian name meaning "good fortune."
Hortense - French form of Latin Hortensia, meaning"garden."
Berta - Czech and Polish form of German Bertha, meaning "bright."
Brigitte - French and German form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid, meaning "exalted one."
Corbin - From an Old French and Middle English byname composed of the word corb, "crow, raven," and a diminutive suffix, hence "little crow" or "little raven."
Hamilton - Scottish surname transferred to English forename use, composed of the Old English elements hamel "blunt, crooked, flat-topped" and dun "hill," hence "flat-topped hill."
Bözsi - Pet form of Hungarian Erzsébet, meaning "God is my oath."
Catutigernos - Latinized form of Welsh Cattegirn, meaning "battle lord."
Barkarna - Basque name meaning "lonely."
Renart - Old French form of Old High German Reginhard, meaning "wise and strong."
Abdown - Hebrew name meaning "servant, worshiper." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including one of the judges who ruled over Israel. Also spelled Avdon.
Aya - אַיָּה, Japanese: 1-彩, 2-綾):  Japanese name meaning 1) "colorful" or 2) "design."
Rizwana - Feminine form of Arabic Rizwan, meaning "satisfaction." It is a variant spelling of Ridwana.
Lapiydowth - Hebrew name meaning "torches." In the bible, this is the name of the husband of Deborah.
Burke - Variant spelling of German Burk, meaning "castle, fort, protection."
Christen - English variant spelling of German Kristen, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ."
Chastity - English name meaning "purity." It is one of the virtue names that were popular with the Puritans; some others are Charity, Faith, Honor, Hope, and Prudence. 
Bevan - English surname transferred to forename use, from the Anglicized form of Welsh ap Iefan, meaning "son of Evan."
Ratnam - Variant spelling of Hindi Ratan, meaning "jewel."
Wiebke - Feminine form of German Wiebe, meaning "war."
Cavan - Irish name derived from a place named from cabhán, meaning "hollow."
Eldis - Variant spelling of Old English Aldous, probably meaning "from the old house." 
Hephzibah - Variant form of English Hephzi-bah, meaning "she is my desire." In the bible, this is the name of the wife of king Hezekiah.
Thibault - Variant spelling of Old French Thibauld, meaning "people-bold."
Baatar - Modern form of Mongolian Baghatur, meaning "hero" or "warrior."