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Caleb Meaning


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.

Caleb Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 45 in baby name popularity for boys with 6,929 occurrences. It ranked 16,041 in baby name popularity for girls with 5 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 50 in baby name popularity for boys with 7,125 occurrences. It ranked 10,827 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.

Famous Calebs

  • Caleb ~ Biblical Character (1 Chr. 2:50, 1 Chr. 2:9, Num. 13:6)
  • Caleb Trask ~ East of Eden character

Caleb Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Caleb.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Caleb Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Caleb in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Caleb.

Just for fun, see the name Caleb in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Caleb in Nautical Flags page.