Caleb

Pronunciation: ka-hle-hb
Origin: Israel
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Middle East

Caleb is a masculine given name of Hebrew origin, meaning "faithful," "whole-hearted," "bold," or "brave". It is derived from the Hebrew word "kelev," which means "dog," and is associated with qualities of loyalty and devotion. An alternate theory connects it to Hebrew "kal" meaning "whole, all of" and "lev" meaning "heart". The name Caleb has been used since the Protestant Reformation and was common among the Puritans, who introduced it to America in the 17th century. The origin of the name Caleb can be traced back to the Hebrew Bible, where it is associated with Caleb, the son of Jephunneh, an important figure and one of the twelve spies sent by Moses into Canaan. Caleb and Joshua were the only two Israelites who left Egypt with Moses and lived long enough to see the Promised Land. This biblical connection further emphasizes the qualities of faithfulness and devotion associated with the name Caleb.

Caleb Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Caleb is currently #125 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Caleb is currently #125 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Nature: Caleb is currently #50 on Kiindred Nature Names
gender-male Boy Nature: Caleb is currently #50 on Kiindred Boy Nature Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Caleb is currently #122 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Caleb is currently #122 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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