WhatName: What is the meaning of my name?

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Merten - Low German form of French Martin, meaning "of/like Mars."
Momig - Armenian name meaning "little candle."
Mercher - Welsh form of Roman Mercury, a name related to the word merx from which we get the words "mercantile," "merchandise," "mercenary," and even "mercy."
Momoko - Japanese name meaning "peach child."
Sameer - Variant spelling of Arabic Samir, meaning "entertainer, companion in evening talk."
Deepali - Variant spelling of Hindi Dipali, meaning "row of lamps."
Dylan - Welsh name composed of the elements dy "great" and llanw "sea," hence "great sea." In mythology, this is the name of a sea god, son of Aranrhod, and twin brother to Lleu Llaw Gyffes.
Methuwshelach - Hebrew name meaning "man of the dart." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Enoch. He lived to the age of 969 years. 
Milun - French form of Latin Milon, meaning "little soldier." 
Nicola - Feminine form of Italian Nicolò, meaning "victor of the people."
Maaria - Finnish form of Greek Maria, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." 
Róisín - Diminutive form of Irish Róis ("rose"), hence "little rose."
Malvolia - Feminine form of Italian Malvolio, meaning "ill-will."
Maricruz - Contracted form of Spanish María Cruz, meaning "rebel-cross."
Makary - Polish form of Greek Makarios, meaning "blessed."
Kwasi - Variant spelling of African Akan Kwesi, meaning "born on Sunday."
Amowts - Hebrew name meaning "strong." In the bible, this is the name of the father of Isaiah the prophet.
Mahvash - Persian name meaning "moon-like."
Mandy - Pet form of English Amanda, meaning "lovable."
Myrrine - Ancient Greek name derived from the word myron, meaning "myrrh." 
Adriannah - Feminine form of English Adrian, meaning "from Hadria."
Nissa - Variant spelling of Hebrew Nisa, meaning "to test."
Mihovil - Croatian form of Greek Michaēl, meaning "who is like God?"
Bubu - Egyptian name meaning "gives light."
Alaunus - Celtic myth name of a god of the sun, healing and prophecy, meaning "shining one." 
Makayla - Variant spelling of English Michaela, meaning "who is like God?"
Ata - Turkish name meaning "ancestor."
Yolanda -  English form of French Yolande, meaning "violet flower."
Minsheng - Chinese name meaning "voice of the people."
Mora - English pet form of names beginning with Mor-.
Standish - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Anéislis, meaning "careful, thoughtful."
Libe -   Hebrew name derived from the word lev, meaning "heart."
Malina -   Feminine form of English Malcolm, meaning "devotee ofSt. Columba." 
Melyssa - Modern English variant spelling of Greek Melissa, meaning "honey-sap."
Marzio - Italian form of Roman Latin Marcius, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."
Takvor - Armenian name meaning "crowned."
Marina - Feminine form of Roman Latin Marinus, meaning "of the sea."
Mefodiy - Russian form of Latin Methodius, meaning "method."
Laila - Variant spelling of Arabic Leila, meaning "night."
Mordecai - Anglicized form of Hebrew Mordekay, meaning "devotee of Marduk (Mars)" or "little man." In the bible, this is the name of a cousin of Queen Esther.
Steve - Short form of English Steven, meaning "crown."
Mele - Hawaiian name meaning "song." Also used as a Hawaiian form of Mary, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." 
Meraud - Cornish name of uncertain derivation. It could be a Cornish form of French Méraud, meaning "emerald," or it may be a feminine form of Welsh Meredydd, possibly meaning "sea day" or "sea sun."
Marcelino - Portuguese and Spanish form of Roman Latin Marcellinus, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."
Márta - Hungarian form of Greek Martha, meaning "lady, mistress." 
Mantotohpa - Native American Cheyenne name meaning "four bears."
Marianna - Russian form of Latin Mariana, meaning "like Marius."
Maurizio - Italian form of Latin Mauricius, meaning "dark-skinned; Moor."
Malachai - Variant spelling of English Malachi, meaning "my messenger."
Maximilianus - Roman name coined by Emperor Frederick III for his son, created by blending Latin Maximus, "the greatest," and Æmilianus "rival," hence "the greatest rival."