WhatName: What is the meaning of my name?

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Adora - Short form of Spanish Adoracion, meaning "adoration."
Hideaki - Japanese name meaning "shining excellence; splendid brightness."
Hyledd - Variant spelling of Welsh Heledd, possibly meaning "estuary." 
Saif-al-din - Arabic name composed of the elements sayf "sword" and din "faith, religion," hence "sword of faith."
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. 
Alfonso - Italian and Spanish form of Latin Alfonsus, meaning "noble and ready."
Hughie - Pet form of English Hugh, meaning "heart," "mind," or "spirit."
Tahmid - Perhaps from the Hebrew word tamid, meaning "flame." 
Paloma - Spanish name meaning "dove, pigeon."
Luke - Anglicized form of Greek Loukas (Latin Lucas), meaning "from Lucania," a region of southern Italy. Lucania probably comes from the word lux, meaning "light." In the bible, this is the name of a Gentile Christian who was a companion of Paul. 
Yaminah - Arabic name meaning"suitable; proper." 
Dom - Short form of English Dominic, meaning "belongs to the lord."
Theresa - Contracted form of Spanish Therasia, meaning "harvester." Also in use by the English and Portuguese.
Mae - Variant spelling of English May, a pet form of Margaret, meaning "pearl," and Mary, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
Yishay - Hebrew name meaning "I possess" or "wealthy." In the bible, this is the name of the father of King David. Jesse is the Anglicized form.
Hedvika - Czech form of Old High German Haduwig, meaning "contending battle."
Bonfilio - Variant spelling of Italian Buonfiglio, meaning "good son."
Rosemary -  English name derived from the herb name, "rosemary," from Latin rosmarinus, composed of ros "dew" and marinus "the sea," literally meaning "dew of the sea." In some cases the name may be a compound of Rose "rose" and Mary "obstinate, rebellious."
Jules - Pet form of Roman Latin Julia, meaning "descended from Jupiter (Jove)."
Chanté - English name derived from the French word for "sung."
Han - Short form of German Johann, meaning "God is gracious."
Herodias - Feminine form of Greek Herodes ("hero"), meaning "heroic." In the bible, this is the name of the daughter of Aristobulus and granddaughter of Herod the Great.
Huhana - Maori form of Latin Susanna, meaning "lily."
Shandar - Hindi name meaning "amazing, enhanced, brilliant, shining." 
Momo - Japanese name meaning "peach."
Bastet - Variant spelling of Egyptian Bast, meaning "female of the ointment jar. 
Hervé - French form of Breton Haerveu, meaning "battle worthy."
Hefin - Welsh name derived from the word haf, meaning "summer." 
Henk - Pet form of Dutch Henrick and Hendrik, meaning "home-ruler."
Dashurie - Albanian name meaning "intimacy; liaison; love."
Charlemagne - Derived from French Charles le Magne, meaning "Charles the Great."
Elli -   Pet form of Finnish Eleonoora, meaning "foreign; the other."
Hester - Medieval Latin form of Persian Esther, meaning "star."
Dalilah - Variant spelling of English Delilah, meaning "delicate, weak." 
Chus - Unisex pet form of Spanish Jesús and Jesúsa, meaning "God is salvation."
Chephtsiy-bahh - Hebrew name meaning "she is my desire." In the bible, this is the name of the wife of king Hezekiah. Also spelled Cheftzi-ba.
Kenna -   Feminine form of English Kenneth, meaning both "comely; finely made" and "born of fire." 
Barbra - English contracted form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Neva -   Old English name meaning "new."
Haskel - Yiddish form of Hebrew Yechezqel, meaning "God will strengthen."
Kyle - Scottish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from the name of various places derived from the Gaelic element caol "narrow," hence "slender." Compare with strictly feminine Kyle.
Heliodoro - Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Heliodorus, meaning "gift of the sun."
Roger - Norman English form of Anglo-Saxon Hroðgar, meaning "famous spear." 
Ívar - Icelandic form of Old Norse Ívarr, meaning "bow warrior." 
Yash - Hindi name meaning "glory."
Hode - Yiddish form for Hebrew Hadaccah, meaning "myrtle tree."
Eutropio - Spanish form of Latin Eutropius, meaning "versatile."
Sampaa - Finnish form of Greek Sampson, meaning "like the sun."
Tere - Short form of Spanish Teresa, meaning "harvester." 
Indu - Hindi name derived from the Sanskrit word for the moon, meaning "bright drop."