WhatName: What is the meaning of my name?

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Buddy - English name derived from the vocabulary, which may be an altered form of "brother" or, more likely, a variant spelling of British butty, meaning "companion." 
Baptiste - French equivalent of Italian Battista, meaning "baptist."
Sagi - Aramaic and Hebrew name meaning "elevated, lofty." 
Brenda -  Old Irish and Scottish name believed to be of Scandinavian origin, from Old Norse brandr, meaning"sword." 
Asuka - Japanese name meaning "tomorrow fragrance."
Oisín - Irish name composed of the word os "deer" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little deer." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Fionn mac Cumhail.
Urban - English form of Latin Urbane, meaning "of the city."
Kory - Variant spelling of English Korey, possibly meaning "deep hollow, ravine."
Chustaffus - Teutonic name composed of the Germanic elements chuton "to meditate" and staf "staff," hence "meditation staff."
Bora -   Albanian name meaning "snow."
Makkitotosimew - Native American Algonquin name meaning "she has large breasts."
Urdiñe - Variant spelling of Basque Urdina, meaning "blue."
Tutankhamon - Egyptian name composed of the elements tut "image," ankh "life" and the name of the god Amon, hence "image of the life of Amon."
Eerika - Feminine form of Finnish Eerikki, meaning "ever-ruler."
Hideaki - Japanese name meaning "shining excellence; splendid brightness."
Heine - Pet form of Old High German Heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
Edi -   Pet form of Albanian Eduart, meaning "guardian of prosperity."
Chris - English unisex short form of longer names beginning with Chris-.
Sigrún - Old Norse name composed of the Germanic elements sigr "victory" and rún "secret," hence "victory-secret." In mythology, this is the name of a Valkyrie.
Teemu - Pet form of Finnish Nikotiemus, meaning "victory of the people."
Suha - Arabic name meaning "star."
Jutte - Variant spelling of German Jutta, meaning "Jewess" or "praised."
Ur - Anglicized form of Hebrew Uwr, meaning "flame or light of fire," also possibly "revelation." In the bible, this is the native place of Abraham, the city of the Chaldeans, and a center of moon worship.
Iovilius - Ancient Roman gens name meaning "descended from Iovis (Jove)."
Aither - Greek name meaning "bright, upper air." In mythology, this is the name of one of the first gods, the son of Erebus and Nyx. He is the god of the pure, upper air that only the gods breathe, as opposed to the gloomy, lower "aer" breathed by mortals.
Carnation - English name derived from the flower name, from French carnation, meaning "complexion," from Italian carnagione, meaning "flesh-colored." 
Amlodi - Anglicized form of Icelandic Amloði, possibly meaning "heavy" or "the dullard."
Yutke - Yiddish form of Hebrew Yehuwdiyth, meaning "Jewess" or "praised."
Lucky - Pet form of English Luke, meaning "from Lucania." In some cases it may come directly from the vocabulary word, meaning simply "lucky."
Jessamine - Latin form of Arabic Yasmin, meaning "jasmine flower," a plant in the olive family.
Abihayil - Variant spelling of Hebrew unisex Abiyhayil, meaning "father of might." 
Luann - English compound name composed of Lou "famous warrior" and Ann "favor; grace."
Despina - English variant spelling of Latin Despoena, meaning "mistress."
Cole -  English surname transferred to forename use, derived from Old English Cola, meaning "black, coal." This name is also sometimes used as a pet form of Nicholas, meaning "victor of the people."
Dean -  English occupational surname transferred to forename use, from the Latin word decanus, meaning "dean; ecclesiastical supervisor."
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. 
Telem - Hebrew name meaning "injure, oppress." In the bible, this is the name of a town in the tribe of Judah, and the name of a Levite gatekeeper who was among the returning exiles.
Krysten - English variant spelling of German Kristen, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ."
Gronw - Variant spelling of Welsh Goronwy. Meaning unknown.
Waldis - Norwegian form of Old Norse Valdís, meaning "goddess of the slain in battle."
Jen - Short form of English Jennifer, meaning "white and smooth."
Alcaeus - Latin form of Greek Alkaios,meaning "strength." In Greek mythology, this is the name of several characters, including a son of Perseus.
Bonfilio - Variant spelling of Italian Buonfiglio, meaning "good son."
Kontar - Egyptian name meaning "only son."
Åse - Scandinavian form of Icelandic Ása, meaning "god."
Chisisi - Egyptian name meaning "secret."
Claire - French form of Latin Clara, meaning "clear, bright."
Psyche - Latin form of Greek Psykhe, meaning "animating spirit." In mythology, this is the name of a mortal princess who was loved by Eros.
Zayn - Arabic name meaning "grace; beauty." 
Tiffany - Medieval English form of Greek Theophania, meaning "manifestation of God."