Caleb is a boy's name of Hebrew origin imbued with qualities of loyalty and devotion. Most intriguing is Caleb's long-thought ties to the Hebrew kelev, which means "dog-like." Yet far from critical, the name celebrates the faithful human companion's most beloved qualities. Forged from the Hebrew elements kal, meaning "whole," and lev, meaning "heart," Caleb is often translated as "wholehearted," continuing the theme of unwavering adoration. This holds firm with Caleb's namesake in the Old Testament, a follower of Moses who was rewarded for his faithfulness and one of few to visit the Promised Land.
Famous People Named Caleb
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- Caleb DeschanelCinematographer
- Caleb Logan LeBlancYouTube Star
- Caleb ReynoldsReality Star
Caleb Name Popularity Data
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Overall:Caleb is currently #135 on The Bump
Boy:Caleb is currently #37 on The Bump Boy Names
Overall:Caleb is currently #88 in U.S. births
Boy:Caleb is currently #37 in U.S. births
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