WhatName: What is the meaning of my name?

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Melech - Anglicized form of Hebrew Melek, meaning "king." In the bible, this is the name of the second son of Micah.
Milla - English short form of Roman Latin Camilla, possibly meaning "attendant (for a temple)."
Maile - Hawaiian name derived from the name of a vine used in making leis.
Merodach - Hebrew form of Akkadian Marduk ("solar calf"), meaning "thy rebellion." In biblical times, this was the name of a Babylonian idol, probably the planet Mars, which like Saturn was regarded by ancient Semites as the author of bloodshed and slaughter, and was propitiated with human victims. Mordechai is a related name.
Maeveen - Pet form of English Maeve, meaning "intoxicating."
Munga - Older form of Scottish Mungo, possibly meaning "dearest friend."
Michela - Feminine form of Italian Michele, meaning "who is like God?"
Monday - English name derived from the week day name, composed of the Old English elements mona "moon" and d�g "day," hence "moon day." 
Mingxia - Chinese name meaning "bright heroine.
Maas - Dutch pet form of Greek Thōmas, meaning "twin."
Maryanne - English compound name composed of Mary "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion" and Anne "favor; grace."
Malie - Hawaiian name meaning "calm."
Phinehas - Anglicized form of Hebrew Piynechac, a form of Egyptian Panhsj ("the Nubian"), but translated from Hebrew pinechac, meaning "mouth of brass." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a son of Eleazar. 
Emily - English name derived from Latin Emilia, meaning "rival."
Trisha - Variant spelling of English Tricia, meaning "patrician, of noble descent." 
Reece - Variant spelling of English Reese, meaning "ardor, heat of passion."
Anubis - Greek form of Egyptian Anupu, name of a jackal-headed god of the underworld, meaning "royal child."
Abegail - Variant spelling of English Abigail, meaning "father rejoices."
Noshi - Variant of Algonquin Nosh, meaning "father."
Nosizwe - African Xhosa name meaning "mother of the nation."
Nosh - Native American Algonquin name meaning "father."
Stacy - Variant spelling of English unisex Stacey, meaning "resurrection."
Cosme - French form of Latin Cosmo, meaning "order, beauty."
Shima - Native American Navajo name meaning "mother."
Evangeline - English literary name composed of the Greek elements eu "good, well" and angeles "angel, messenger," and the French diminutive suffix -ine, hence "good little angel." It is a feminine form of Latin Evangelus.
Rimon - Unisex form of English Rimmon, meaning "pomegranate." 
Jaclyn - Variant spelling of English Jacklyn, meaning "supplanter."
Hattie - Pet form of English Harriet, meaning "little home-ruler."
Bethzatha - Greek name of uncertain origin. It may be from the Aramaic, meaning "house of olives." Or it may be an altered form of Greek Bethesda, meaning "flowing water" or "house of mercy."
Borys - Polish form of Russian Boris, probably meaning "fighter, warrior." 
Badru - Egyptian name meaning "born during the full moon."
Bianka - Hungarian form of French Blanche, meaning "white."
Shefatya - Variant spelling of Hebrew Shephatyah, meaning "whom Jehovah defends." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a son of David. 
Zahira - Feminine form of Arabic Zahir, meaning "shining; blossoming." 
Pholus - Latin form of Greek Pholos, meaning "of the cave" or "of the den." In mythology, this is the name of a wise centaur. He was a friend of Hercules who accidentally poisoned him; he surrendered his immortality to be rid of the agony of the poison.
Paharita - Chamoru name meaning "little bird."
Pryce - Welsh surname transferred to forename use, derived from ap Rhys, meaning "son of Rhys."
Perle - Yiddish name meaning "pearl."
Patil - Armenian name meaning "snowflake."
Petrina - Pet form of Latin Petra, meaning "rock, stone."
Ríoghbhardán - Old Irish name composed of the Gaelic elements ríogh "king," bard "poet," and a diminutive suffix, hence "little poet-king."
Pramod - Hindi name meaning "happiness, joy."
Powaqa - Native American Hopi name meaning "witch."
Photine - Greek name derived from the word phos, meaning "light."
Prema - Feminine form of Hindi Prem, meaning "love."
Phile - Feminine form of Greek Philon, meaning "to love."
Philbert - Variant spelling of French Philibert, meaning "very bright."
Paulo - Basque, Esperanto and Portuguese form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Pleasant - English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning simply "pleasant."
Sudhir - Hindi name composed of the Sanskrit elements su "good" and dhira "wise," hence "good and wise."