WhatName: What is the meaning of my name?

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Eldred - Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Ealdred, meaning "old advisor."
Matunaaga - Native American Algonquin name meaning "fights."
Procris - Latin form of Greek Prokris, possibly meaning either "dew" or "to condemn." In mythology, this is the name of the wife of Cephalus.
Odilon - French form of German Odo, meaning "wealthy."
Taro - Japanese name meaning "great son," or "eldest son." It is usually given to the first-born son.
Manasseh - Anglicized form of Hebrew Menashsheh, meaning "causing to forget" or "one who forgets." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the eldest son of Joseph.
Abie - Pet form of Hebrew Abe, meaning "father of a multitude."
Ananiah - Anglicized form of Hebrew Ananya, meaning "Jehovah clouds" or "what Jehovah covers." In the bible, this is the name of an ancestor of Azariah who lived in the time of Nehemiah and assisted in rebuilding the city wall.
Alburz - Variant spelling of Persian Alborz, derived from the name of a mountain in northern Iran, the Alborz, also called the Haraborzaiti or Hazaborzaiti by the Hindus. 
Aigidios - Greek name derived from aigidion, meaning "kid; young goat" or "shield of goatskin." Also spelled Aegidios.
Aldonza - Spanish name meaning"sweet; nice." 
Čapeka - Hungarian form of Czech/Slovak Capeka, meaning "little stork."
Aleixo - Galician-Portuguese form of Latin Alexius, meaning "defender."
Afif -  Arabic name meaning "chaste." 
Adreea - Variant spelling of English Adria, meaning "from Hadria."
Ada - Pet form of German names containing the element adal, meaning "noble."
Alexandrine - French form of Latin Alexandrina, meaning "defender of mankind."
Akemi - Japanese name meaning "bright beauty."
Afrika - Variant spelling of English Africa, meaning "land of the Afri."
António - Portuguese form of Latin Antonius, possibly meaning "invaluable." 
Amrit - Hindi name meaning"immortal." The feminine form is Amrita.
Abbey -   Pet form of English Abigail, meaning "father rejoices."
Aindrea - Scottish Gaelic form of Greek Andreas, meaning "man; warrior."
Anastasius - Latin form of Greek Anastasios, meaning "resurrection." 
Aizik - Yiddish form of Hebrew Yitzchak, meaning "he willlaugh." 
Abraham - Hebrew name meaning "father of a multitude." In the bible, this is the name of the founding patriarch of the Israelites. Also spelled Avraham.
Adelheit - Variant spelling of Old High German Adalheid, meaning "noble sort."
Abuto - African Luo name meaning "I have hidden."
Amadore - Italian form of Latin Amator, meaning "lover."
Abnur - English variant spelling of Hebrew Abner, meaning "father of light."
Eliezer - Variant spelling of Hebrew Elazar, meaning "God has helped." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a high priest son of Aaron. 
Pavle - Serbian form of Greek Pavlos, meaning "small."
Abaegayle - Variant spelling of English Abigail, meaning "father rejoices."
Éliás - Hungarian form of Greek Elias, meaning "the Lord is my God." 
Åsa - Swedish form of Icelandic Ása, meaning "god."
Ananiy - Hebrew name meaning "my cloud." In the bible, this is the name of the 7th son of Elioenai, descendant of David.
Abi - Anglicized form of Hebrew Abiy, meaning "my father." In the bible, this is the name of the mother of King Hezekiah. Compare with masculine Abi. 
Ívar - Icelandic form of Old Norse Ívarr, meaning "bow warrior." 
Abrahán - Spanish form of Latin Abrahamus, meaning "father of a multitude." 
Alkippe - Greek name meaning "mighty mare." In mythology, this was the name of a daughter of Ares.
Achak - Native American Algonquin name meaning "spirit."
Alvinius - Latin form of Old High German Alwin, meaning "elf friend." 
Lawson - English surname transferred to forename use, meaning "son of Law." 
Seymour - English surname transferred to forename use, from the Norman baronial name Saint-Maur, meaning "St. Maurus."
Hoda - Variant spelling of Arabic Houda, meaning "right guidance."
Göran - Swedish form of Greek Georgios, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
Dunja - Slavic name meaning "quince."
Ivonne - German form of French Yvette, meaning "yew tree."
Jojo - Unisex pet form of English Joe "(God) shall add (another son)" and Jo "God is gracious."
Dimitris - Contracted form of Greek Dimitrios, meaning "loves the earth" or "follower of Demeter."