WhatName: What is the meaning of my name?

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Shephatiah - Anglicized form of Hebrew Shephatyah, meaning "whom Jehovah defends." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a son of David. 
Meadhbh - Modern form of Old Irish Gaelic Medb, meaning "intoxicating." In mythology, this is the name of a warrior queen of Connacht, the wife of Ailill.
Haimo - Old German name meaning "home."
Dorian - English name coined by Oscar Wilde for a character in his novel The Portrait of Dorian Gray, 1891. Probably derived from Latin Dorianus, meaning "of the Dorian tribe."
Xiao-hong - Chinese name meaning "red dawn."
Aeneas -  Latin form of Greek Aineías,meaning "praiseworthy." In mythology, this is the name of a Trojan warrior who founded the Roman state. 
Kamiko - Japanese name meaning "superior child."
Bras - Portuguese form of Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp." 
Graham - Scottish name derived from the surname Grantham, from a place name composed of the Old English elements grand "gravel" and ham "home," hence "gravel home."
Rithika - Variant spelling of Hindi Ritika, meaning "brass" or "stream."
Salli - Variant spelling of English Sally, meaning "noble lady, princess."
Pauletta - Pet form of English Paula, meaning "small."
Xiaodan - Chinese unisex name meaning "little-helper."
Piynechac - Hebrew form of Egyptian Panhsj ("the Nubian"), but translated from Hebrew pinechac, meaning "mouth of brass." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a son of Eleazar. 
Junior - English pet name for a boy who has the same name as his father, derived from Latin junior, meaning "young." 
Uriti - Variant form of Hebrew Urit, meaning "fire, light."
Hum - Short form of English Humbert, possibly meaning "bright support." 
Ishbel - Scottish form of Latin Isabella, meaning "God is my oath." 
Melusina - Variant spelling of German Melusine, meaning either "wonder" or "sea-fog."
Chadad - Hebrew name meaning "mighty" or "sharpness." In the bible, this is the name of one of the twelve sons of Ishmael. Also spelled Hadad.
Frederica - Feminine form of Latin Fredericus, meaning "peaceful ruler." In use by the English and Portuguese.
Patil - Armenian name meaning "snowflake."
Louis - Middle French form of Old French Loois, meaning"famous warrior." 
Luitpold - Old High German name composed of the elements liut "people" and bold "bold, brave," hence "people-bold."
Ima -   Variant spelling of German Imma, meaning "entire, whole."
Shari - Variant spelling of English Sherry, meaning "darling."
Sultan - Arabic name meaning "king, ruler."
Estela - Spanish form of Latin Estella, meaning "star."
Persis - Greek name meaning "Persian woman." In the bible, this is the name of a Christian woman mentioned by Paul in his epistle to the Romans.
Maritta - Finnish form of Greek Margarites, meaning "pearl."
Hezron - Anglicized form of Hebrew Chetsrown, meaning "enclosed; surrounded by a wall." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Reuben.
Agathias - Greek name derived from the word agathos, meaning "good."
Apophis - Greek form of Egyptian Apep, possibly meaning "to slither." In mythology, Apep is the personification of evil, seen as a giant snake, serpent or dragon. Known as the Serpent of the Nile or Evil Lizard, he was an enemy of the sun god. 
Paulius - Lithuanian form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
Amleth - Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Amleþ, meaning "tiny little village." 
Nihel - Anglo-Norman French form of Middle English Nigel, meaning "champion."
Jbdouhi - Armenian name meaning "smiling."
Hayrabed - Armenian name meaning "patriarch."
Clotenus - Latin name of a legendary king of the Britons who was preceded by Cledaucus and succeeded by Gurgintius. Meaning unknown.
Constantia - Feminine form of Latin Constantius, meaning "steadfast."
Christian - English name derived from Latin Christianus, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ." In the bible, this is the name first given to the worshippers of Jesus by the Gentiles, but from the second century onward accepted by them as a title of honor.
Maresol - Variant spelling of Spanish Marisol, meaning "rebellious-sun."
L?on - French form of Latin Leo, meaning "lion."
Manisha - Hindi name meaning "wisdom." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of the mind.
Fredrick - Variant spelling of English Frederick, meaning "peaceful ruler."
Swanhild - Old German name composed of the elements swan "swan" and hild "battle," hence "swan battle."
Akiva - Variant form of Hebrew Yaakov, meaning "supplanter."
Elisavet - Variant spelling of Greek Elisabet, meaning "God is my oath." 
Devon - English unisex name derived from the county name, from a British tribal name meaning "worshiper of the god Dumnonos." 
Ethan - Anglicized form of Hebrew Eythan, meaning "enduring, long-lived." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a grandson of Judah.