WhatName: What is the meaning of my name?

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Zakchaios - Greek form of Hebrew Zakkay, meaning "clean, innocent." In the bible, this is the name of a tax collector. 
Jillian - Early form of Roman Latin Juliana, meaning "descended from Jupiter (Jove)."
Pól - Irish form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
Irfan - Arabic name meaning "knowing."
Chand - Masculine form of Hindi Chanda, meaning "bright" or "fierce."
Mayranoush - Armenian name meaning "sweet mother."
Adwoa - African Akan name, meaning "born on Monday."
Newt - Short form of English Newton, meaning "new settlement."
Tahir - Arabic name meaning "the pure one."
Yoki - Native American Hopi name meaning "rain."
Hariric - Old German name composed of the elements hari "army" and ric "power, ruler," hence "army ruler."
Azadouhi - Armenian name meaning "free woman."
Cassidy - English surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from an Anglicized form of Gaelic � Caiside, "descendant of Caiside," hence "curly(-headed)."
Kwadwo - African Akan name meaning "born on Monday."
Alyx - Variant spelling of English unisex Alex, meaning "defender of mankind."
Azuriah - Variant spelling of English Azariah, meaning "help of God."
Simcha - Hebrew unisex name meaning "joy."
Armin - German name derived from Latin Arminius, meaning "army man."
Symphony - English name derived from the vocabulary word, "symphony," from Greek symphonos, meaning "concordant in sound."
Érika - Feminine form of Greek Erríkos, meaning "work-power."
Paulina - Feminine form of Latin Paulinus, meaning "small."
Debdan - Variant spelling of Hindi Devdan, meaning "god-gift."
Dilys - Welsh name derived from the word dilys, meaning "genuine, steadfast, true."
Veasna - Cambodian Khmer name meaning "goodfortune; opportunity."
Onesiphorus - Latin form of Greek Onesiphoros, meaning "bringer of profit." In the bible, this is the name of a Christian praised by Paul for his courage and kindness.
Jianjun - Chinese name meaning "build the army."
Haylie - Variant spelling of English Hayley, meaning "hay field."
Sima -  Aramaic unisex name meaning "treasure." Compare with strictly feminine Sima.
Mildred - Modern spelling of Middle English Mildredd, meaning "gentle strength."
Charlene - English form of French Charline, meaning "man."
Drake - English surname transferred to forename use, having several possible origins: 1) from the byname Draca, meaning "snake" or "dragon." 2) from Middle English drake, meaning "male duck." 3) from Old Norse Draki, meaning "snake" or "monster." 
Liana - Short form of Latin Eliana, meaning "sun." 
Prabhakar - Hindi name meaning "light-maker; sun." 
Hameed - Variant spelling of Arabic Hamid, meaning "praised."
Qi - Chinese unisex name meaning "breath, energy, vitality." 
Vic - English unisex short form of Latin Victor "conqueror" and Victoria "conqueror" or "victory."
Jessica - English Shakespearean name of the daughter of Shylock, probably based on Hebrew Yiska, meaning "one who beholds" or "one who looks out."
Shae - Feminine variant spelling of English unisex Shea, probably meaning "hawk-like." 
Nicky - Unisex pet form of English Nichola/Nichole and Nicholas, meaning "victor of the people."
Koli - Old Norse byname for a dark-complexioned person, derived from the element kol, meaning "black, coal."
Trisha - Variant spelling of English Tricia, meaning "patrician, of noble descent." 
Sadie - Old English diminutive form of Hebrew Sarah, meaning"noble lady, princess." 
Humbert - English form of Norman Germanic Huncberct, possibly meaning "bright support." 
Rangi - Maori myth name of a sky god, meaning "sky."
Ljubica - Serbian name meaning "violet flower."
Aiah - Anglicized form of Hebrew unisex Ayah, meaning "falcon" or "vulture." In the bible, this is the name of the father of Rizpah, and a Horite, the son of Zibeon.
Kirk - English surname transferred to forename use, originally an English and Scottish name for someone who "lives near a church," derived from the Old Norse word kirkja, meaning "church." 
Emiliano - Italian and Spanish form of Latin Æmilianus, meaning "rival."
Klavdii - Russian form of Greek Klaudios, meaning "lame."
Malcom - Variant spelling of English Malcolm, meaning "devotee ofSt. Columba."