WhatName: What is the meaning of my name?

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Scottie - Pet form of English Scott, meaning "Scotsman."
Susanita - Spanish pet form of Latin Susana, meaning "lily."
Enrico - Italian form of Latin Henricus, meaning "home-ruler."
Akiko - Japanese name meaning 1) "autumn child" or 2) "bright child" or 3) "sparkling child."
Haverj - Armenian name meaning "eternal."
Noushig - Armenian name meaning "little almond."
Sammie - Variant spelling of English unisex Sammy, meaning "heard of God," "his name is El," or "name of God."
Pilar - Spanish name derived from a title of the Virgin Mary, María del Pilar "Mary of the Pillar," hence "pillar."
Bastian - Short form of English Sebastian, meaning "from Sebaste."
Serkan - Turkish name meaning "blood head."
Allyn - English variant spelling of Celtic Alan, possibly meaning "little rock." 
Andy - Unisex pet form of English Andrew and Andrea, meaning "man; warrior."
Baqir - Arabic name meaning "to rip open."
Yada - Hebrew name meaning "he knows" or "wise." In the bible, this is the name of a member of the tribe of Judah. The English form is Jada.
Sevan - Armenian unisex name derived from a lake name of unknown meaning.
Schwanhild - Variant spelling of German Swanhild, meaning "swan battle."
Alfréd - Hungarian name derived from Latin Alfredus, meaning "elf counsel."
Perry - Pet form of English Peregrine, meaning "wanderer." In some cases, it may be the transferred use of the topographic surname, meaning "lives by a pear tree."
Meztli -  Nahuatlunisex name meaning "moon."
Gavriel - Variant spelling of Hebrew Gabriyel, meaning "man of God" or "warrior of God." 
Faiga - Variant spelling of Yiddish Feiga, meaning "fig."
Santiago - Spanish name composed of the word santo "saint" and the name Iago, hence "saint Iago."
Mukarramma - Egyptian name meaning "revered."
Yunru - Chinese name meaning "like bamboo skin."
Abrax - Greek name meaning "shining one." In mythology, this is the name of one of the steeds of Aurora. The other is Phaeton.
Humphry - Variant spelling of English Humphrey, meaning "giant peace." 
Makkitotosimew - Native American Algonquin name meaning "she has large breasts."
Elliott - Variant spelling of English Elliot, meaning "the Lord is my God."
Didier - French form of Latin Desiderius, meaning "longing." 
Brayden - Variant spelling of English Braden, meaning "salmon." 
Danielle - French feminine form of Hebrew Daniyel,meaning "God is my judge." 
Kanja - Hindi name meaning "born in water." In mythology, this is a name belonging to Brahma.
Elayne - English variant spelling of French Elaine, possibly meaning "torch."
Nephelê - Greek name meaning "cloud." In mythology, this is the name a goddess of the clouds and mother of the centaurs.
Mayme - Variant spelling of English Mamie, a pet form of both Mary "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion" and Margaret "pearl." 
Khalida - Feminine form of Arabic Khalid, meaning "eternal, everlasting."
Brittney - Variant spelling of English Brittany, meaning "little Britain."
Lorenz - German form of Roman Latin Laurentius, meaning "of Laurentum."
Ed - Short form of English Edward, meaning "guardian of prosperity." Used also as a short form of other longer names beginning with Ed-.
Martine - French feminine form of Latin Martinus, meaning "of/like Mars." 
Jasmyn - Variant spelling of English Jasmin, meaning "jasmine flower," a plant in the olive family.
Montague - English surname transferred to forename use, originally a Norman baronial name composed of the Old French elements mont "hill, mountain" and aigu "pointed," hence "pointed mountain."
Yiesha - English variant form of Arabic Aisha, meaning "alive." 
Muhsin - Arabic name meaning "beneficent."
Alrich - German contracted form of Visigothic Alaric, meaning "all-powerful; ruler of all."
Booker - English occupational surname transferred to forename use, originally denoting both a "book-binder" and a "scribe."
Clementina - Feminine form of Latin Clementinus, meaning "of Clementius."
Fu-hua - Chinese compound name composed of the names Fu "lotus" or "wealthy" and Hua "flower" or "magnificent." 
Efua - Variant spelling of African Akan Afua, meaning "born on Friday."
Gaston - Later form of French Gascon, meaning "from Gascony."