WhatName: What is the meaning of my name?

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Irmhild - Contracted form of Teutonic Irmenhild, meaning "all warrior." 
Iole - Greek name derived from the word iole, meaning "violet." In mythology, this is the name of a woman loved by Herakles.
Radha - Hindi name meaning "successful." In mythology, this is the name of a lover of Krishna.
Gbemisola - African Yoruba name meaning "carry me into wealth."
Hulta - Finnish form of Scandinavian Hulda, meaning "hidden, obscure, secret."
Ulric - Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Wulfric, meaning "wolf power." 
Cristiana - Feminine form of Italian Cristiano, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ."
Damokles - Greek name composed of the elements damos "people" and kleos "glory," hence "glory of the people."
Jahangir - Persian name meaning "world-conqueror."
Håkan - Swedish form of Old Norse Hákon, meaning "high son."
Alejo - Pet form of Spanish Alejandro, meaning "defender."
Margo - English variant spelling of French Margot, meaning "pearl."
Caetano - Portuguese form of Latin Caietanus, meaning "from Caieta (Gaeta, Italy)."
Faustinus - A derivative of Roman Latin Faustus, meaning "lucky."
Ladonna - Elaborated form of English Donna, meaning "lady."
Kgosi - African Tswana name meaning "chief, king."
Uliana - Russian form of Roman Latin Juliana, meaning "descended from Jupiter (Jove)."
Valentia - Spanish name derived from the word valentia, meaning "power."
Stella - English name derived from Latin stella, meaning "star."
Rudolf - Modern form of Old High German Hrodwulf, meaning "famous wolf."
Máirín - Pet form of Irish Gaelic Máire, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
Elwood - English surname transferred to forename use, possibly composed of the Old English elements ellern "elder tree" and wudu "wood," hence "elder tree forest." 
Asad - Arabic name meaning "lion."
Linh - Vietnamese name meaning "spring."
Pandaros - Variant form of Greek Pantheras, meaning "all-hunter," i.e. "panther." In mythology, this is the name of the betrayer of the Greeks who hurled a lance at Menelaus, breaking a solemn oath.
Aymery - Variant spelling of English Aimery,meaning "home-ruler." 
Axlan - Old Danish contracted form of Scandinavian Absalon, meaning "father of peace." 
Jakab - Hungarian form of Greek Iakob, meaning "supplanter."
Gay - English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning "happy." Compare with masculine Gay.
Beneoit - Old French surname derived from Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
Loretta - English form of Italian Lauretta, meaning "little laurel tree."
Iacomus - Variant spelling of Latin Iacobus, meaning "supplanter." 
Éadaoin - Variant spelling of Irish Éadan, meaning "face" or perhaps "against" or "opposite."
Jenggis - Chinese-Mongolian name composed of the Chinese word zhèng, "just, right, true," and the Mongolian adjectival modifier -s, hence "just, right, and true."
Masahiko - Japanese name meaning "just prince."
Boipelo - African Tswana unisex name meaning "proud."
Romy - Pet form of German Rosemarie, meaning "rose" and "obstinate, rebellious."
Andréia - Portuguese feminine form of Portuguese/Spanish Andrés, meaning "man; warrior."
Manjula - Hindi name meaning "melodious, pleasing."
Felicitás - Hungarian form of Roman Latin Felicitas, meaning "fortune; good luck."
Abbot - Variant spelling of English Abbott, meaning "abbot, father, priest."
Eolus - Variant spelling of Latin Æolus, meaning "nimble; quick-moving."
Yehowshaphat - Hebrew name meaning "God has judged" or "whom God judges." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a king of Judah. Jehoshaphat is the Anglicized form.
Placide - French form of Latin Placida, meaning "calm, placid."
Trahaearn - Welsh name composed of the elements tra "very" and haearn "iron," hence "very iron-like."
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.
Amaltheia - Greek name meaning "to soothe." In mythology, this is the name of a goat who was the foster mother of Zeus.
Tobih - Hebrew name meaning "good" or "my God." In the Apocrypha, this is the name of the hero of the Book of Tobit.
Sanda - Feminine form of Romanian Sandu, meaning "defender of mankind."
Aðalbjörg -  Icelandic name composed of the Old Norse elements aðal "noble" and björg "protection," hence "noble protection."