WhatName: What is the meaning of my name?

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Adoria - Variant spelling of Spanish Adora, meaning "adoration."
Meggie - Pet form of English Margaret, meaning "pearl."
Marcellino - Italian form of Roman Latin Marcellinus, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."
Ane - Danish and Norwegian form of Greek Hanna, meaning "favor; grace."
Mi - Japanese name meaning "beauty."
Micheline - Pet form of French Michèle, meaning "who is like God?"
Marceau - French form of Latin Marcus, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."
Adelonda - Variant spelling of Old High German Adelinda, meaning "noble serpent."
April - English name derived from the month name April, from Latin Aprilis, from aperire, meaning "to open," in reference to the opening of flowers in spring. 
Mckayla - Variant spelling of English Michaela, meaning "who is like God?"
Mordekay - Hebrew name of Persian origin, meaning "devotee of Marduk (Mars)" or "little man." In the bible, this is the name of a cousin of Queen Esther.
Mysie - Pet form of Scottish Mairead, meaning "pearl."
Kenneth -   Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Cináed, meaning "born of fire." This was probably the first Anglicization.
Merlín - Spanish form of Latin Merlinus, meaning "sea fort."
Mónica - Spanish form of Latin Monica, possibly meaning "advise, counsel."
Marybeth - English compound name composed of Mary "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion" and Beth "God is my oath." 
Sluaghadhán - Diminutive form of Irish Sluaghadh ("raider"), hence "little raider."
Håkon - Danish and Norwegian form of Old Norse Hákon, meaning "high son."
Matanya - Variant spelling of Hebrew Mattanyah, meaning "gift of God." 
Belbog - Variant spelling of Slavic Belobog, meaning "white god." 
Havel - Czech and Slovak form of Roman Latin Gallus, meaning "rooster."
Kun - Chinese unisex name meaning "earth."
Meshulam - Variant spelling of Hebrew Meshullam, meaning "friend." In the bible, this is the name of a scribe and many other minor characters.
Moss -   English surname transferred to forename use, derived from medieval Jewish Moss (2), meaning "drawn out."
Adhara - Arabic name of a star in the constellation Canis Major, meaning "maidens, virgins."
Mohinder - Variant spelling of Hindi Mahendra, meaning "great-Indra."
Agro - From a Celtic word meaning "battle; slaughter."
Mneme - Latin form of Greek Mnêmê, meaning "memory." In mythology, this is the name of one of the three original Muses.
Mahir - Hebrew name meaning "expert, skilled" or "speedy."
Naftali - Anglicized form of Hebrew Naphtaliy, meaning "my strife" or "wrestling." 
Mahthildis - Gothic name composed of the Germanic elements mahta "might, strength" and hildis "battle," hence "mighty in battle."
Maret - Estonian form of Greek Margarites, meaning "pearl."
Mirlinda - Albanian name composed of the elements mire "good," and lindje "east; birth," hence "born well."
Mikele - Feminine form of Basque Mikel, meaning "who is like God?"
Malila - Native American Miwok name meaning "fast salmon swimming up a rippling stream."
Máximo - Spanish form of Latin Maximus, meaning "the greatest."
Spencer - English occupational surname transferred to forename use, meaning "dispenser (of provisions)."
Wahkan - Native American Sioux name meaning "sacred."
Michah - Anglicized form of Hebrew Miykah, meaning "who is like God?" In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a minor prophet.
Massimo - Italian form of Latin Maximus, meaning "the greatest."
Gríobhtha - Irish Gaelic name derived from the word gríobh, meaning "griffin."
Markrid - Armenian form of Greek Margarites, meaning "pearl."
Avishalom - Variant spelling of Hebrew Abiyshalowm, meaning "father of peace." 
Agripena - Variant spelling of Russian Agripina, meaning "wild horse."
Micheil - Scottish Gaelic form of Greek Michaēl, meaning "who is like God?"
Arrosa - Basque name meaning "rose."
Merariy - Hebrew name meaning "bitter, unhappy." In the bible, this is the name of the third son of Levi.
Amandus - Latin name derived from the word amanda, meaning "lovable."
Adaire - Scottish surname derived from the Irish place name Athdare, composed of the elements ath "a ford" and dare (from darach), hence "the ford of the oaks." Click here to read a tradition concerning the origin of the surname.
Pàrlan - Scottish Gaelic form of Irish Gaelic Parthalán, possibly meaning "son of Talmai."