WhatName: What is the meaning of my name?

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Candida - English name derived from Latin candida, meaning "clear and white," like pure quartz rather than the whiteness of milk. George Bernard Shaw used this name for his 1895 play of the same name.
Delaney - Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhshláine "descendant of Dubhshláine," hence "black challenger."
Iskra - Slavic name meaning "spark." 
Ramon - Catalan form of German Raginmund, meaning "wise protector."
Isla - Feminine form of Scottish Islay, meaning "island."
Irmtrud - Variant spelling of Teutonic Irmtraud, meaning "wholly loved."
Iivari - Finnish form of Old Norse Ívarr, meaning "bow warrior."
Ola - Hawaiian name meaning "life; well-being."
Deòiridh - Scottish Gaelic name meaning "pilgrim."
Ianthe - Greek name meaning "violet flower." In mythology, this is the name of an ocean nymph.
Iturri - Basque name meaning "fountain."
Isebella - Variant spelling of Latin Isabella, meaning "God is my oath." 
Chaviva -  Hebrew unisex name meaning "beloved." 
Wit - Polish form of Roman Latin Vitus, meaning "life."
Andréa - Portuguese feminine form of Portuguese/Spanish Andrés, meaning "man; warrior."
Adrienne - Feminine form of French Adrien, meaning "from Hadria."
Tšernobog - Finnish form of Slavic Crnobog, meaning "black god." In Slavic mythology, this is the name of a god of evil and darkness, the counterpart of Belobog ("white god").
Daedalus - Latin form of Greek Daidalos, meaning "cunning worker."
Zebedaios - Greek form of Hebrew Zabdiy ("the gift of Jehovah), but meaning "my gift." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a fisherman of Galilee. 
Tondra - Esperanto name meaning "like thunder."
Bertrade - Variant form of Middle English Bertred, meaning "bright counsel." 
Morwen - Short form of Cornish/Welsh Morwenna, meaning "maiden."
Tsidqiyah - Hebrew name meaning "righteousness of the Lord." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including the name which Mattaniah adopted after becoming (the last) king of Judah. The Anglicized form is Zedekiah.
Yithrow - Hebrew name meaning "his abundance" or "overhanging." In the bible, this is the name of the father-in-law of Moses. Jethro is the Anglicized form. He is also known as Yether. 
Chasidah - Variant spelling of Hebrew Chasida, meaning "stork" and "righteous."
Schwanhild - Variant spelling of German Swanhild, meaning "swan battle."
Heqet - Egyptian name of a frog-headed goddess of fertility, meaning "frog."
Theokritos - Greek name composed of the elements theos "god" and krites "critic, judge," hence "God-judge."
Ballard - From an Old English derogatory name for a bald-headed person; it became a surname, then transferred to forename; derived from Middle English balled, meaning "rounded like a ball," hence "bald-headed."
Bożydar - Polish form of Slavic Bozidar, meaning "divine gift."
Wahchinksapa - Native American Sioux name meaning "wise."
Bluebell - American flower name popularin the 19th century, but rarely used today.
Océane - French name derived from the vocabulary word océan, from Latin Oceanus, from Greek Okeanos, meaning "ocean."
Bonifacy - Polish form of Latin Bonifatius, meaning "good destiny/fate." 
Carniella - Variant spelling of Hebrew Carniela, meaning "horn of the Lord."
Belenus - Celtic myth name of a god of fire and healing, derived from the root bel, meaning "shining." In the Roman period he was identified with Apollo. 
Momo - Japanese name meaning "peach."
Balios - Greek name meaning "dappled, piebald." In mythology, this is the name of one of two immortal horses (the other named Xanthos) who drew the chariot of Achilles during the Trojan war. They were the offspring of the harpy Podarge and the west wind Zephyros.
Hjörtur - Icelandic form of Old Norse Hjortr, meaning "hart, stag."
Hainrich - Polish form of German Haimirich, meaning "home-ruler."
Bjorg - Old Norse name derived from the word bjorg, "to help, save," hence "rescuer, saver."
Hrag - Armenian name meaning "fire."
Berend - Low German form of Old High German Bernhard, meaning "bold as a bear."
Bartholomieu - French Provençal form of Latin Bartholomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai." 
Honon - Native American Miwok name meaning "bear."
Bertulf - Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Berhtulf, meaning "bright wolf."
Bartos - Hungarian surname derived from Greek Bartholomaios, meaning "son of Talmai."
Ulfr - Old Norse name derived from the word ulfr, meaning "wolf."
Jbdouhi - Armenian name meaning "smiling."
Bevis -  English surname transferred to forename use, probably from the Old French place name Beauvais, in Oise, France which got its name from the Belgic tribe of the Bellovaci (Belovasci) that some say is the name of the Fir Bolg (the ancient Irish "shining ones") of Celtic mythology.