Caleb - boys name

Caleb name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 98%

Caleb name meaning:

The name Caleb is of Hebrew origin and holds a significant meaning. It is derived from the Hebrew word "Kaleb," which translates to "dog" or "faithful." In biblical terms, Caleb is known as a brave and loyal figure, chosen by Moses to be one of the twelve spies sent to explore the land of Canaan. Despite the majority of the spies giving a negative report, Caleb remained faithful and confident in God's promise, earning him a place as a symbol of trust and devotion.

In contemporary times, the name Caleb has gained popularity and is often chosen for boys. Its meaning of "faithful" or "loyal" reflects traits that are highly valued in relationships and friendships. Caleb carries a sense of reliability, dependability, and dedication. People named Caleb often exhibit a strong sense of duty and commitment, making them trustworthy and steadfast individuals. Additionally, the name Caleb has a timeless quality and a simplicity that appeals to many parents seeking a meaningful yet classic name for their son.

Origin: Hebrew

Faithful, bold.


Dickens names

Related names

Caleb , Kaleb

Other boys names beginning with C


Overall UK ranking: 76 out of 4789

758 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (30)
  • Wales (52)
  • England (83)

Historical popularity of Caleb

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