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Caleb is a baby name of Hebrew origin. Meaning “devotion, bravery, and whole-hearted,” it is easy to see why this name has remained popular among parents for centuries.

Meaning of the name Caleb:

Hebrew: faithful, devotion, whole hearted, bold, brave, dog

Origin of the name Caleb:

Caleb is a baby name of Hebrew origin. The name derives from the words “col,” meaning “all of or devoted,” and “lev” meaning “heart”. It is also related to the word “kelev” which means “dog.”

Symbolism of the name Caleb:

Dogs are man’s best friend and symbolize devotion, loyalty, hard work, and a desire to protect those important to us.

Style of the name Caleb:

traditional

Gender of the name Caleb:

Caleb is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Caleb:

KAY-leb (English), KAY-lev (Hebrew)

Number of syllables in the name Caleb:

two

Emotion evoked from the name Caleb:

Caleb evokes feelings of bravery and devotion.

Alternative spellings for the name Caleb:

Kaleb, Chaleb, Kayleb, Cayleb

Nicknames for the name Caleb:

Popularity of the name Caleb:

According to the Social Security Administration, the name Caleb has remained in the top 1000 baby boy names since 1900. The name boomed in popularity in 1981 and has steadily climbed the ranks since then. It has been in the top 50 names since 1996.

Related names for the name Caleb:

Great middle names for Caleb and their meanings:

  • Darius (possessing goodness)
  • Levi (joined, attached)
  • Reiner (army advisor)
  • Aron (exalted, high mountin)
  • Jasper (treasurer)
  • Mitchell (large)
  • Rory (king)
  • Artie (bear king)

Famous people with the name Caleb:

  • Caleb Bradham (founder of Pepsi Co)
  • Caleb Cheeshahteaumuck (first Native American to graduate Harvard University)
  • Caleb Thielbar (American baseball player)
  • Caleb Baldwin (English boxer)
  • Caleb McLaughlin (American actor)

Calebs in popular culture:

  • Caleb Trask (literature, “East of Eden” by John Steinbeck)
  • Caleb Widogast (webseries, “Critical Role”)
  • Caleb Temple (television, “American Gothic”)
  • Caleb Prior (film, The Divergent series)
  • Caleb Rivers (television, “Pretty Little Liars”)
  • Caleb Quinn (video games, “Dead by Daylight”)