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Meaning and name origin

Caleb \c(a)-leb\ as a boy's name is pronounced KAY-leb. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Caleb is "faith, devotion, whole hearted". Biblical: Caleb, a companion of Moses and Joshua, was noted for his astute powers of observation and fearlessness in the face of overwhelming odds; his devotion to God is symbolized by the "dog" in some traditions. The name was popular among the Puritans, and was introduced by them to America. Author Caleb Carr.


Caleb has 6 variant forms: Cal, Cale, Cayleb, Kaleb, Kayleb and Kaylob.


Caleb is a very popular first name for males (#440 out of 1220, Top 36%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#52584 out of 88799, Top 59%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Caleb for boys. Caleb reached its highest rank of #31 in the U.S. in 2009. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Caleb name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Caleb outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Caleb and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Caleb (#35), Kaleb (#147), Cal and Cale. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Caleb, Kaleb, Cal, Cale in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Caleb, Kaleb outside U.S.

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Caley. This name tends to be less commonly used than Caleb.