Origin:Hebrew
Popularity:90
Meaning:faith, devotion, whole hearted
Caleb is a biblical name and a vintage name that has been in the top 50 since 1996. In the Old Testament, Caleb is among the followers who leave Egypt with Moses. Along with Joshua, he is rewarded for his devotion and lives long enough to see the Promised Land. Like the name Calvin, Caleb shares the appealing nickname Cal. Another nickname, Cale, is sometimes used on its own. Kaleb is an alternative spelling. Julianne Moore, Bill Murray, Jack Nicholson, Jonathan Jackson and Bo Bice are among the celebrity parents with sons named Caleb.

Famous Calebs

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  • Caleb Deschanel
    Cinematographer
  • Caleb Logan LeBlanc
    YouTube Star
  • Caleb Reynolds
    Reality Star

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