WhatName: What is the meaning of my name?

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Shaindel - Variant spelling of Yiddish Sheindel, meaning "beautiful."
Snorre - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Snorri, meaning "attack."
Shell - Short form of English unisex Shelley, meaning "clearing near a ledge/slope."
Sophokles - Greek name composed of the elements sophos "clever, skilled" and kleos "glory," hence "skilled-glory."
Jauregi - Basque name meaning "palace."
Jahleel - Anglicized form of Hebrew Yachleel, meaning "God waits" or "whom God has made sick." In the bible, this is the name of a member of the tribe of Zebulun.
Jaione - Basque name meaning "nativity."
Gaia - Greek name meaning "earth." In mythology, this is the name of the goddess of earth, the wife of Uranus and mother of the Titans. Her Roman name is Terra.
Nicole - Feminine form of French Nicolas, meaning "victor of the people."
Raka - Aramaic byname meaning "fool; emptyhead." 
Jeshaiah - Anglicized form of Hebrew Yeshayah, meaning "God is salvation." In the bible, this is the name of one of the most famous prophets. Also spelled Isaiah and Jesaiah.
Stanislav - Slavic name composed of the elements stan "government" and slav "glory," hence "glorious government." In use by the Bulgarians, Czechs, Croatians, Russians, Serbians, Slovaks, Slovenes, and Ukrainians.
Shemuwel - Hebrew name meaning "heard of God," "his name is El," or "name of God." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a son of Elkanah by Hannah.
Ovidiu - Romanian form of Roman Latin Ovidius, meaning "sheep herder."
Zulaikha - Persian name meaning "brilliant beauty." 
Saleem - Variant spelling of Arabic Salim, meaning "safe."
Spes - Latin name meaning "hope." In Roman mythology, this is the name of "the last goddess," so-called because hope is the last resource available to men. She is equated with Greek Elpis.
Jeronim - Polish form of Greek Hieronymos, meaning "holy name."
Sabia - Latin form of Irish Gaelic Sadhbh, meaning "sweet."
Jenõ - Hungarian form of Greek Eugenios, meaning "well born."
Glen - Scottish name derived from the word gleann, meaning "valley."
Satyrion - Greek myth name of the nymph mother of Tarasios, meaning "hairy one (satyr)." This is also the name of an ancient aphrodisiac made from ragwort.
Salli - Variant spelling of English Sally, meaning "noble lady, princess."
Ayomide - African Yoruba unisex name meaning "my joy has arrived."
Judy - Pet form of English Judith, meaning "Jewess" or "praised."
Tsagadai - Mongolian name of the second son of Genghis Khan. The Turkish form is Chagatai. Of unknown meaning.
Sandy - English unisex pet form of Latin Alexandra and English Alexander, both meaning "defender of mankind."
Stacey - English unisex pet form of Latin Anastasia and Anastasius, both meaning "resurrection."
Sage - English unisex name which can mean either "sage (the spice)" or "profoundly wise one."
Jacklyn - Contracted form of English Jackalyn, meaning "supplanter."
Jaden - Elaborated form of English unisex Jade, meaning "jade."
Sanjana - Hindi name meaning "creator."
Stacie - Feminine variant spelling of English unisex Stacey, meaning "resurrection."
Jarrett - Variant spelling of English Garrett, meaning "spear strong."
Sabra - Hebrew name for a native-born Israeli, of Arabic origin, meaning "thorny cactus."
Jianyu - Chinese name meaning "build the universe."
Jasmyn - Variant spelling of English Jasmin, meaning "jasmine flower," a plant in the olive family.
Sterling - English name derived from the vocabulary word, from the Middle English word sterrling, meaning "little star." 
Sonja - Scandinavian form of Russian Sonya, meaning "wisdom."
Sperantia - Late Latin name derived from the word sperans, meaning "hope."
Steffen - Low German form of Latin Stephanus, meaning "crown."
Jamsheed - Variant spelling of Persian Jamshid, possibly meaning "shining river."
Jöran - Variant spelling of Swedish Göran, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
Jahi - Egyptian name meaning "dignified."
Shanene - Elaborated form of English Shan, meaning "God is gracious."
Jeannot - Pet form of French Jean, meaning "God is gracious."
Jaye - Variant spelling of English Jay, a short form of names beginning with the letter "J."
Jedida - Variant spelling of English Jedidah, meaning "friend" or "beloved." 
Saulo - Spanish form of Latin Saul, meaning "asked for, desired."
Svanhildr - Old Norse equivalent of German Swanhild, composed of the elements svanr "swan" and hildr "battle, fight," hence "swan battle." In legend, this is the name of the daughter of Sigurðr and Guðrun.