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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.

A suggested similar baby name is Caley.

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Popularity of Caleb

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

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