What does Caleb mean?
The name Caleb is of Hebrew origin.
The meaning of Caleb is "faithful".
Caleb is generally used as a boy's name.
It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ca-leb.
The Given Name Caleb
Caleb is a character in the Old Testament, a companion of Moses and Joshua who is known for his faithful devotion to G-d.
His name is thereby derived from the Hebrew word for dog, Kelev (כלב), a symbol of devotion in some cultures.
Caleb falls into the biblical name category.
Some famous bearers of this name include: Caleb Trask.
In the U.S. in 2017, it ranked 50
in baby name popularity for boys with 7,084 occurrences. It ranked 10,784
in baby name popularity for girls with 9 occurrences.
In contrast, the year before it ranked 44 in baby name popularity for boys with 7,950 occurrences. It ranked 11,005 in baby name popularity for girls with 9 occurrences.
View the Caleb Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Caleb has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Caleb to other names.
Caleb Related Names
Variants of the name Caleb include Kaeleb, Kaleb.
Caleb has the diminutive (nickname) Cale.
- Caleb ~ Biblical Character (1 Chr. 2:50, 1 Chr. 2:9, Num. 13:6)
- Caleb Trask ~ East of Eden character
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Caleb Name Fun
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