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Nena -   Chamoru term of endearment, meaning "darling; dear."
Wasi - Arabic name meaning "broad-minded."
Napoleone - Rare Italian name traditionally translated as "lion of Naples" but only because of its association with the name Napoli "Naples" and the word leone "lion." Etymologists now believe the name to be of Germanic origin, probably from elvish Nibelungen "sons of the mist," the name of a race of dwarfs; hence "elf, dwarf, Nibelung (son of the mist)." 
Alana -  English feminine form of Celtic Alan, possibly meaning "little rock." 
Vince - Hungarian form of Latin Vincentius, meaning "conquering."
Beth - Short form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
Prabhakar - Hindi name meaning "light-maker; sun." 
Zenovia - Variant spelling of Greek Zenobia, meaning "lifeof Zeus." 
Joaquin - Spanish form of Hebrew Yehowyakiyn, meaning "God establishes."
Iturrieta - Feminine form of Basque Iturri, meaning "fountain."
Owen -   Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Eóghan, meaning "born of yew."
Caylin - Variant spelling of English Kaylin, meaning "girl."
Espen - Swedish form of Old Norse Ásbjorn, meaning "divine-bear."
Jiro - Variant spelling of Japanese Jirou, meaning "second son."
Alphonsine - Feminine form of French Alphonse, meaning "noble and ready."
Maxwell - Scottish surname transferred to forename use, derived from the place name Maxwell, meaning "the stream of Mack." 
Lucien - French form of Roman Latin Lucianus, meaning "light."
Misha - Pet form of Russian Mikhail, meaning "who is like God?"
Ignacij - Slovene form of Latin Ignatius, possibly meaning "unknowing."
Tahir - Arabic name meaning "the pure one."
Sibonakaliso - African Zulu name meaning "sign."
Akira - Japanese unisex name meaning 1) "bright" or 2) "clear."
Hjortr - Old Norse name meaning "hart, stag."
Marquis - English name derived from the French title for the "governor of a border country," from Old French marchis ("border country"). A Marquis ranks just below a Duke. 
Nshan - Variant spelling of Armenian Nishan, meaning "sign."
Ramachandra - Hindi name composed of the name of the god Rama and the Sanskrit element candra "moon," hence "Rama-moon."
Khayri - Arabic name meaning "charitable."
Rain - Modern English name, either derived from from the vocabulary word, or a revival of the medieval English personal name Rayne, meaning "queen." Compare with masculine Rain.
Iver - Danish form of Scandinavian Ivor, meaning "bow warrior."
Dayarama - Hindi name composed of the elements daya "compassion" and the name of the god Rama, hence "compassion of Rama."
Ameena - Variant spelling of Arabic Amina, meaning "honest, trustworthy."
Norton - English surname transferred to forename use, from the name of numerous places composed of the Old English elements norð "north" and tun "enclosure, settlement," hence "northern settlement."
Cynefrith - Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Cynefrið, meaning "royal peace."
Gizela - Hungarian form of German Gisela, meaning "pledge, hostage, noble offspring."
Thomasina - Medieval feminine form of English Thomas, meaning "twin." 
Santino - Diminutive form of Italian Santo, meaning "little saint."
Paramonus - Latin form of Greek Paramonos, meaning either "constant, enduring" or "beyond Monimos." 
Usagi - Japanese name meaning "rabbit."
Mattia - Italian form of Hebrew Mattithyah, meaning "gift of God."
Reuven - Variant spelling of Hebrew Reuwben, meaning "behold, a son!"
Zain - Variant spelling of Arabic Zayn, meaning "grace; beauty." 
Hooda - Variant spelling of Arabic Houda, meaning "right guidance."
Gail - Short form of English Abigail, meaning "father rejoices."
Lexi - Variant spelling of English Lexy, meaning "defender of mankind."
Vendula - Diminutive form of Czech Václava, meaning "more glory."
Urbi - Egyptian name meaning "princess."
Jinan - Arabic unisex name meaning "garden; paradise."
Stasius - Short form of Latin Anastasius, meaning "resurrection."
Piaras - Irish Gaelic form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Carey - Variant spelling of English unisex Cary, meaning "dark one." 

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