WhatName: What is the meaning of my name?

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Medad - Anglicized form of Hebrew Meydad, meaning "love." In the bible, this is the name of a prophet who lived in the time of Moses.
Morvarid - Persian form of Latin Margarita (English Margaret), meaning "pearl."
Mordechai -  Variant spelling of English Mordecai, meaning "devotee of Marduk (Mars)" or "little man."
Muireach - Modern contracted form of Scottish Gaelic Muiredach, meaning "sea warrior."
Madelaine - Variant spelling of French Madeleine, meaning "of Magdala."
Makena - African Kikuyu name meaning "happy one."
Maha - Arabic name meaning "moon."
Kachina - Native American Hopi name meaning "sacred dancer; spirit."
Idothea - Latin form of Greek Eidothea, meaning "knowing goddess." In mythology, this is the name of a seanymph, the daughter of Proteus.
Bridget - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid, meaning "exalted one."
Izanagi - Japanese myth name of the husband of Izanami, meaning "male who invites."
Sága - Old Norse name derived from the word sága, meaning "the seeing one." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of the Aesir, and possibly another name for Frigg.
Narendra - Hindi name composed of the Sanskrit element nara "man" and the name of the god Indra, hence "man-Indra."
Noela - Galician-Portuguese form of French Noële, meaning "day of birth."
Radhika - Hindi name meaning "fulfiller of desires." In mythology, this is an epithet belonging to Radha. 
Mumé - Egyptian name meaning "fountain."
Charlie - Unisex pet form of English Charles and Charlene, meaning "man."
Myriam - Variant spelling of English Miriam, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." 
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. 
Murron - Scottish form of Irish Gaelic Muireann, meaning "sea-fair."
Salha - Variant spelling of Arabic Saliha, meaning "virtuous."
Miki - Japanese name meaning 1) "beautiful chronicle," 2) "beautiful princess," 3) "beautiful tree," or "priceless beauty."
Masami - Japanese name meaning "elegant beauty."
Mariamne - Aramaic form of Hebrew Miryam, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." This name was used by Flavius Josephus when referring to the wife of King Herod.
Meili - Old Norse name of a brother of Thor. Meaning unknown.
Maponus - Variant of Celtic Maponos, meaning "divine son."
Cheyanne - Variant spelling of English unisex Cheyenne, meaning "little Šahíya" or "little red-talker."
Mable - Variant spelling of English Mabel, meaning "lovable." 
Miroslava - Feminine form of Czech Miroslav, meaning "peace-glory."
Matti - Finnish form of Greek Mattathias, meaning "gift of God."
Masayuki - Japanese name meaning "correct happiness."
Mandisa - Egyptian name meaning "sweet."
Mahendra - Hindi name composed of the Sanskrit word maha "great" and the name of the god Indra, hence "great-Indra."
Misha - Pet form of Russian Mikhail, meaning "who is like God?"
Marcy - English pet form of Roman Latin Marcia, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."
Mieke - Dutch pet form of Dutch/Finnish Marja, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
Mainio - Finnish name meaning "excellent."
Mavis - English bird name, meaning "song thrush."
Mowab - Hebrew name meaning "water," i.e. "seed," hence "of his father." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Lot.
Manolo - Pet form of Spanish Manuel, meaning "God is with us." 
Morrigan - Variant spelling of Irish Mórríghan, meaning "great queen."
Matata - African Swahili name meaning "causes worry; troublemaker."
Matwau - Native American Algonquin name meaning "enemy."
Murdock - Scottish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Muireadhach, meaning "sea warrior."
Melville - Scottish surname of Norman French origin, transferred to English forename use, from the name of various places in Normandy called Malleville, meaning "bad settlement."
Mohammed - Variant spelling of Arabic Muhammad, meaning "praiseworthy."
Marduk - Akkadian name meaning "solar calf." In Babylonian mythology, this is the name of a god said to have killed a dragon named Tiamat. In the bible, he is known by the Hebrew name Merodach, and is 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.
Mariele - German pet form of Latin Maria, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
Müge - Turkish name meaning "lily."
Maribel - Contracted form of Spanish María Isabel, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion" and "God is my oath."