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Meaning and Name Origin

Kaleb \k(a)-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.


Kaleb has 3 variants: Caleb, Kayleb and Kaylob.

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


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

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Kaleb for boys. Kaleb entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its peak position of #108 in the U.S. in 2009, and is currently at #147. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Kaleb and related names. Popular related forms of Kaleb (#147 the previous year) rated in the Top 1000 are Cal, Cale and Caleb (#35 the previous year). These boy names reached the top of their popularity in the year 2008 and are now much less popular, with the versions Cal and Cale becoming less stylish. Caleb (#35) and Kaleb (#147) are two of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns among these, with Caleb going through a revival in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Kale, Kalen and Kaley. Like Kaleb, these names are not frequently used.