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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Arabic : Dog

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from Middle High German kalp ‘calf’, German Kalb, hence either a metonymic occupational name for someone who reared calves or a nickname for a meek or foolish person.
  • Arabic : from kalb ‘dog’; one of several Arabic protective names that were supposed to frighten the jinn.

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