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 "Choose Their Stage Names".
From the experts:
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.