Kalina Family History
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Kalina Name Meaning
Polish, Czech, and German: from the personal name Kalina, derivative of various personal names, in particular Latin Calixtus (see Kalista) or Aquilinus (see Aquilino). Polish, Czech, and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Slavic kalina ‘guelder rose’, ‘snowball tree’. As a Polish and Czech name it is probably topographic; as a Jewish name it is more likely ornamental. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from a place called Kalina or Kalino.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press