WhatName: What is the meaning of my name?

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Harrietta - Elaborated form of English Harriet, meaning "little home-ruler."
Hillar - Estonian form of Greek Hilarion, meaning "joyful; happy."
Helewise - Medieval French form of Teutonic Helewidis, meaning "hale-wide; very healthy and sound."
Karl - German name derived from the word karl, meaning "man," from Old Norse karl, which originally meant "free man." 
Herkus - Pet form of Lithuanian Henrikas, meaning "home-ruler."
Hadwigis - Variant spelling of German Hedwig, meaning "contending battle."
Helmfrid - Variant spelling of German Helmfried, meaning "helmet-peace."
Hom - Thai name meaning "fragrant."
Helmi - Finnish name meaning "pearl."
Hlelile - African Zulu name meaning "reversed." Sometimes given to baby boys born feet-first.
Morten - Danish and Norwegian form of Latin Martinus, meaning "of/like Mars."
Abihail - Anglicized form of Hebrew unisex Abiyhayil, meaning "father of might." In the bible, this is the name of the father of Esther, a Levite who was the head of the house of Merari, and several other characters.
Drina - Short form of Italian/Spanish Adriana, meaning "from Hadria." In use by the Romani.
Adie - Pet form of English Adrian "from Hadria" or Hebrew Adam "earth" or "red."
Zain - Variant spelling of Arabic Zayn, meaning "grace; beauty." 
Prem - Hindi name meaning "love."
Andrew - Anglicized form of Greek Andreas, meaning "man; warrior." In the bible, this is the name of an apostle of Christ and brother to Simon Peter. He is said to have been crucified at Patrae in Archaia. 
Brin - Variant spelling of Welsh unisex Bryn, meaning "hill."
Bardhyl - Albanian name meaning "white star."
Bénédict - French form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
Hephaestus - Latin form of Greek Hephaistos, possibly meaning "seven." In mythology, this is the name of the lame god of artisans, craftsmen, metallurgy and fire. His Roman name is Vulcan. It was from the forge of this god that Prometheus stole fire to give to man. He is also known by the epithet "both feet crooked."
Eben-haezer - Hebrew name meaning "foundation stone, stone of help." In the bible, this is the name of the place where the Israelites were defeated by the Philistines. It is also the name of a memorial stone set up by Samuel after the Israelites got their revenge. 
Maximiliano - Portuguese and Spanish form of Roman Latin Maximilianus, meaning "the greatest rival."
Natalya - Russian form of Latin Natalia, meaning "birthday," or in Church Latin "Christmas day." 
Hrodland - Old High German name composed of the elements hrod "famous" and land "land," hence "famous land."
Hildred - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements hild "battle" and ræd "counsel," hence "battle counsel."
Colin -   Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Cailean, meaning "whelp; young pup."
Sofija - Croatian and Serbian form of Greek Sophia, meaning "wisdom."
Nicodemus - Latin form of Greek Nikodemos, meaning "victory of the people." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a member of the Sanhedrin who took the part of Jesus.
Hrothgar - Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Hroðgar, meaning "famous spear." 
Emília - Slovak form of Latin Emilia, meaning "rival."
Breda - Variant spelling of English Breeda, meaning "exalted one."
Hideki - Japanese name meaning "splendid opportunity."
Dálach - Gaelic name derived from the word dál, meaning "assembly, gathering."
Halcyone - Latin form of Greek Halkyone, meaning "kingfisher."
Sorin - Romanian name derived from the word soare, meaning "sun."
Hanifa - Feminine form of Arabic Hanif, meaning "true and upright."
Hermenegildo - Portuguese and Spanish form of Teutonic Hermingild, meaning "all-giving." 
Misty - English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning "dim, cloudy, vague." It is often chosen as a name because of the mental images it evokes, such as a misty autumn morning or a hazy tropical island.
Lennart - Scandinavian form of Old High German Lewenhart, meaning "lion-strong."
Hameed - Variant spelling of Arabic Hamid, meaning "praised."
Abel -  In the bible, this is the name of the second son of Adam and Eve who was killed by his jealous brother Cain. Anglicized form of Greek Habel, meaning "vanity," i.e. "transitory." 
Jumana - Arabic name meaning "pearl."
Shukriya - Feminine form of Arabic Shukri, meaning "thankful."
Nate - Short form of Hebrew Nathan, meaning "a giver" or "whom God gave."
Halomtano - Chamoru name meaning "jungle; forest."
Willie -   Pet form of English William, meaning "will-helmet."
Indrajit - Hindi unisex name composed of the name of the king of gods, Indra, and the word jit "conqueror," hence "conqueror of Indra." In mythology, this is the name of the son of Ravana, a demon king of Ceylon.
Mahmoud - Variant spelling of Arabic Mahmud, meaning "praiseworthy."
Masao - Japanese name meaning "correct man."