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What does Kaleb mean?

Kaleb [ka-leb] as a boys' name is pronounced KAY-leb. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Kaleb is "dog; tenacious and aggressive". Variant of Caleb. Biblical name for a companion of Moses and Abraham.

Associated with: dog (wolf), biblical.


Kaleb has 3 variants: Caleb, Kayleb and Kaylob.

Kaleb has 3 more different relations via Caleb: Cal, Cale and Cayleb.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Kelleb, Killeb, ..

(female) Kalebra, Kaney, ..

How popular is Kaleb?

Kaleb is an unusual given name for males. Kaleb is an uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name history of Kaleb for boys. Kaleb entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #108 in the U.S. in 2009, and is currently at #147. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaleb name in U.S.

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

Popular related forms of Kaleb (#147 the previous year) are Cal (#1340 the previous year), Cale (#1095), Caleb (#35), Cayleb and Kayleb (#1424). These forms of Kaleb were favored in the year 2002 (median #1046) and are almost as popular today (#1006, 18.7%). Caleb is the steady favorite, although Kaleb appears to be gaining popularity too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaleb, Cal, Cale, Caleb, Cayleb, Kayleb in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Jakeb, Jareb, Kacey, Kade, Kaden, Kael, Kagen, Kaile, Kalan, Kale, Kaleel, Kalen, Kaley, Kalil, Kalin, Kane, Kapel, Karel, Karle, Kasee, Kasey, Kaye, Kayle, Kayley, Kealey, Khaled, Kile, Kiley, Kyle, Kylen, Kyler and Taleeb. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kaleb.