Caleb Name Meaning & Origin

Caleb

Pronunciation: KAY-ləb (key)

Origin of the name Caleb:

Hebrew name meaning "a dog; faithful." It is borne in the Bible by a leader of the Israelites, one of those sent by Moses to scout out the land in the second year after the Exodus. He and Joshua were the only people over the age of twenty to enter the Promised Land.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Kaleb, Cal

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Nicknames for Caleb

Cae, Cal, Ale, Cale, Cabela, Cabe

Meanings and history of the name Caleb

Caleb is translated from the original Hebrew as "whole-hearted, devoted." In the Old Testament, Caleb is sent as one of the 12 Israelite spies to survey the Promised Land.

In America, Caleb means "bold & loyal".

Famous real-life people named Caleb

Caleb Followill, musician in the band Kings of Leon
Caleb McLaughlin, actor who starred as Young Simba in the Broadway musical, "The Lion King"

Caleb in song, story & screen

Caleb is the youngest child of Jacob Whitting in the book & movie "Sarah, Plain, and Tall"
Caleb is the husband in the movie "Fireproof"
Caleb Odell is a character in the TV show "Heartland"
Caleb is a brother in "7 Brides for 7 Brothers."
"Searching for Caleb" is an amazing book by Anne Tyler.
Caleb Trask is a character in John Steinbeck's 1952 novel "East of Eden"
Caleb Rivers is a character in "Pretty Little Liars"
Caleb Prior is a character in the book series "Divergent"

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