What does Kaleb mean?
Kaleb /ka-leb/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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)
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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Popular related forms of Kaleb (#147 the previous year) are Cal, Cale and Caleb (#35 the previous year). These boy names reached the top of their popularity in the year 2008 (usage of 0.5568%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.4545%, ▼18.4%), 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, and there is also a revival in birth name usage for Caleb. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Kaleb and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)