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Caleb 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.
Baby names that sound like Caleb are Colby, Collby, Colbey, Colbee and Ghalib.
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Popularity of Caleb
Caleb is a very popular first name for men (#440 out of 1220) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#52584 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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