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We named our daughter Kinza; do we have to change it?

I have an 8 year old daughter. When she was born, we named her Kinza. We found this name in many Islamic books and websites which had a meaning of “hidden treasure”, derived from the Arabic word “KANZ” which appears in the Holy Quran (meaning treasure). However, a few years ago, we read somewhere that the word KANZ actually means the treasure which we keep to ourselves unlawfully and do not pay Zakah on it.