WhatName: What is the meaning of my name?

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Adolpha - Feminine form of Latin Adolphus,meaning "noble wolf." 
Allystair - Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Alastair, meaning "defender of mankind."
Allaric - English variant spelling of Visigothic Alaric, meaning "all-powerful; ruler of all."
Allana - Variant spelling of English Alana, possibly meaning "little rock." 
Raiden - Japanese myth name of a god of thunder, meaning "thunder and lightning."
Archelaus - Latin form of Greek Archelaos, meaning "master of the people." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Herod the Great.
Surya - Hindi myth name of a sun god and husband of Saranyu, meaning "sun." 
Adiva - Hebrew name meaning "gentle, gracious, pleasant."
Achazyah - Hebrew name meaning "God holds" or "whom God holds." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Ahab and a son of Jehoram.
Efthalia - Modern spelling of Greek Euthalia, meaning "blooming, flourishing."
Adán - Spanish form of Hebrew Adam, meaning "earth" or "red."
Cuetlachtli - Nahuatl name meaning "wolf."
Apiyo - Variant spelling of African Luo Apio, meaning "first born of twins."
Aubree - Feminine variant spelling of English unisex Aubrey, meaning "elf ruler."
Palu - Variant spelling of English Pallu, meaning "distinguished."
Zelia - English name of Latin origin, meaning "zealous."
Svanhild - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Svanhildr, meaning "swan battle."
Qetsiyah - Hebrew name meaning "cassia," a bark similar to cinnamon. In the bible, this is the name of the second daughter of Job, born after his trial. 
Astor -  French and German name derived from Occitan astor, meaning "goshawk," itself from Latin acceptor, a variant of accipiter, meaning "hawk." It was originally a derogatory term for men with hawk-like, predatory characteristics.
Aryana - Modern variant spelling of English Ariana, meaning "utterly pure."
Åsbjørn - Danish and Norwegian form of Old Norse Ásbjorn, meaning "divine-bear."
Avril - French form of English April, meaning "to open." 
Lucifer - This is the Latin translation of Hebrew Heylel (Greek Eosphoros), a name used by Jerome in the Vulgate Bible; for example, in Isaiah 14:12, it is an honorific title of a Babylonian king. It is composed of the elements lux (gen. lucis) "light" and ferre "to bring," hence "dawn-bringer" or "light-bringer." It became the Old English name for Satan and a name for the morning star Venus. 
Alphoeus - Variant spelling of Latin Alphaeus, meaning "changing."
Afanen - Welsh name meaning "raspberry."
Abbygail - Variant spelling of English Abigail, meaning "father rejoices."
Saral - Hindi name meaning "straight."
Ahti - Another name for Finnish Lemminkäinen, the myth name of a god of magic, a sorcerer said to be able to "sing the sand into pearls." 
Alvah - Hebrew name meaning "evil, iniquity." In the bible, this is the name of a duke of Edom. Also spelled Aliah. 
Akua - African Akan name meaning "born on Wednesday."
Allon -   Anglicized form of Hebrew Allown, meaning "oak tree." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Simeon.
Gaddiel - Anglicized form of Hebrew Gaddiyel, meaning "God is my fortune." In the bible, this is the name of one of the twelve scouts sent by Moses to explore the Promised Land.
Ans - Dutch pet form of Latin Anna, meaning "favor; grace."
Aldrich -   Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Æthelric, meaning "noble ruler."
Aldwin - Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Ealdwine, meaning "old friend."
Amalya - Hebrew name meaning "industrious" or "work of the Lord." 
Adrea - Variant spelling of English Adria, meaning "from Hadria."
Vali - Pet form of Romanian Valeriu, meaning "to be healthy, to be strong." 
Amhlaoibh - Irish Gaelic form of Scandinavian Anlaf (O.N. Ánleifr), meaning "heir of the ancestors."
Ava - Variant spelling of English Eve, meaning "alive; living."
Aðalsteinn - Icelandic name composed of the Old Norse elements aðal "noble" and steinn "stone," hence "noble stone."
Alair - Latin form of French Alaire, meaning "joyful; happy."
Nayeli - Native American Zapotec name meaning "I love you."
Monta - Feminine form of English Monty, meaning "pointed hill."
Allerick - English variant spelling of Visigothic Alaric, meaning "all-powerful; ruler of all."
Adonai - Because the name of the Hebrew god, Jehovah, is considered too sacred to be spoken, the Jews substitute Adonai, meaning "my Lord." 
Adala -  Old German name derived from adal, meaning "noble." 
Rashida - Egyptian name meaning "righteous."
Alfreda - Feminine form of English Alfred, meaning "elf counsel."
Lawson - English surname transferred to forename use, meaning "son of Law."