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Gender: Male Meaning of Kalman: "gracious, good reputation" Origin of Kalman: Latin, short for Kalonymous

The name Kalman is a boy's name of German origin meaning "gracious, good reputation". Kalman and is often added to lists like Classic Baby Names with a Twist and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love-Like-Lose -List- Game/girls names".

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This is a rarely heard multi-cultural name, related to a 14th century Jewish scholar named Kalonymous ben Kalonymous, who translated important texts from Arabic to Hebrew. It is also a Hungarian derivative of Colman, via the Latin Columba, meaning dove, and was the name of a 12th century king of Hungary. Its modern sound make it an interesting option.

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Famous People Named Kalman

Kalman Kahana, Israeli Knesset member
Kalman Cohen, birth name of Kal Mann, American lyricist
Kalman Jacob Mann, Israeli physician

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