WhatName: What is the meaning of my name?

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Idesta - Possibly a Latinized form of Scandinavian Ida, meaning "industrious."
Serenata -  Chamoru name meaning "serenade; evening music."
Telesphorus - Latin form of Greek Telesphoros, meaning "bearing fruit." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Asclepius.
Frederica - Feminine form of Latin Fredericus, meaning "peaceful ruler." In use by the English and Portuguese.
Tahnee - Variant spelling of English Tawny, meaning "light brown, tawny."
Devon - English unisex name derived from the county name, from a British tribal name meaning "worshiper of the god Dumnonos." 
Shelumiel - Anglicized form of Hebrew Shelumiyel, meaning "friend of God." In the bible, this is the name of a prince of the tribe of Simeon.
Cheng - Chinese unisex name meaning 1) "accomplished" or 2) "sincere."
Aarni - Variant form of Finnish Aarne, meaning "eagle."
Agas - Medieval English form of Latin Agatha, meaning "good."
Palasan - Armenian name meaning "balsam."
Susan - Short form of English Susannah, meaning "lily."
Ide - Danish and Swedish form of Icelandic Iða, meaning "industrious."
Archimbaud - French form of German Archimbald, meaning "genuine courage."
Palaimon - Greek name meaning "wrestler." In mythology, this is the name of a young sea god who aided sailors in distress.
Tiphanie - Variant spelling of English Tiffany, meaning "manifestation of God."
Irmuska - Hungarian pet form of German Irma, meaning "entire, whole."
Palaemon - Latin form of Greek Palaimon, meaning "wrestler." In mythology, this is the name of a young sea god who aided sailors in distress.
Pál - Hungarian form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
Anca - Romanian pet form of Greek Hanna, meaning "favor; grace."
Dimona - Hebrew name meaning "south."
Alojz - Slovak and Slovene form of Latin Aloisius, meaning "famous warrior."
Talaith - Welsh form of Greek Talitha, meaning "damsel, maiden."
Toya - English name, possibly derived from an elaborated form of the word "toy," and used as a term of endearment. Compare with French Bibi. 
Toiréasa - Irish Gaelic form of Spanish Theresa, meaning "harvester."
Idette - French pet form of Norman Germanic Ida, meaning "work."
Killian -   Variant spelling of English Killeen, meaning "little warrior."
Queen - English name derived from the vocabulary word, queen, from Old English cwen "queen," from Germanic kwen, meaning "wife."
Irfan - Arabic name meaning "knowing."
Pála - Feminine form of Icelandic Páll, meaning "small."
Baldwin - English form of French Baldoin, meaning "brave friend."
Hyder - Variant form of Arabic Haidar, meaning "lion."
Jacinth - English form of French Jacinthe, meaning "hyacinth flower." 
Scilla - Short form of Roman Latin Priscilla, meaning "ancient."
Randulfr - Old Norse name composed of the elements rand "rim (of a shield)" and ulfr "wolf," hence "shield-wolf."
Arthmael - Old Breton name composed of the Celtic elements arth "bear, warrior," and mael "chief, prince," hence "bear chief" or "warrior prince."
Giorgia - Feminine form of Italian Giorgio, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
Xianliang - Chinese name meaning "esteemed and bright."
Chilqiyah - Hebrew name meaning "my portion is God." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including the father of Eliakim, and a High Priest who lived in the time of King Josiah. Also spelled Chilkiya. Hilkiah is the Anglicized form.
Abra - Short form of Hebrew Abrahamit, meaning "father of a multitude." This name was popular in 17th century England. Also spelled Avra.
Agrippina - Variant spelling of Russian Agripina, meaning "wild horse." 
Addam - English variant spelling of Hebrew Adam, meaning "earth" or "red."
Adare - English variant spelling of Scottish Adair, meaning "the ford of the oaks." 
Alfreda - Feminine form of English Alfred, meaning "elf counsel."
Abelone - Danish form of Greek Apollonia, meaning "of Apollo."
Abequa - Native American Chippewa name meaning"stays at home." 
Ásvaldr -  Old Norse name composed of the elements �ss "god, divinity," and valdr "power, rule," hence "divine power" or "divine ruler."
Abhay - Hindi name meaning "brave; fearless."
Acke -   Short form of English Ackerley, meaning "oak meadow."
Agapetus - Latin form of Greek Agapetos, meaning "beloved."