US Popularity:536
Meaning:Dog; Faithful, devoted, wholehearted
With Hebrew origins, Kaleb is a boy’s name meaning "dog" from kelev or "faithful," "devoted," and "wholehearted" from the elements kal and lev. More commonly spelled with a C rather than a K, this alternative spelling gives the name that bit more uniqueness. Kaleb has grown in popularity throughout the United States in recent years and is a fabulous alternative for those looking for baby names beginning with the letter K. What’s more, this name comes in a range of cute nicknames such as Kal, Kale, and Kay.

Famous People Named Kaleb

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  • Kaleb Nation
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  • Kaleb Tarczewski
    Basketball Player

Kaleb Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Kaleb is currently #1081 on The Bump
Boy:Kaleb is currently #594 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Kaleb is currently #536 in U.S. births
Boy:Kaleb is currently #274 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 15
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Name Doctor, Kaleb

  • Behind the Name, Kaleb, October 2012

  • Behind the Name, Caleb, May 2020

  • WordSense Dictionary, Kaleb

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