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.