• Gender: Male
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Whole Hearted

What is the meaning of the name Caleb?

The name Caleb is primarily a male name of Hebrew origin that means Whole Hearted.

The name Caleb is derived from the Hebrew words “Col” (all or whole) and “Lev” (heart). The most common variations of the name Caleb are Kaleb and Kalib. Common nicknames include Cal, Cale, and Cay.

Famous Calebs include politicians Caleb Atwater and Caleb
Banks, Caleb Bradham the inventor of Pepsi, and author Caleb Carr. Athletes include Caleb Binge, Caleb Folan, and Caleb Hanie. Caleb Cheeshahteaumuck was the first Native American to graduate from Harvard.

Fictional characters named Caleb include Caleb Garth from Middlemarch, Caleb Trask from East of Eden, and Caleb Bradley from The Fountainhead. There were also characters named Caleb on the TV show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Pretty Little Liars, and The O.C.

Different Spellings of the name Caleb:

Kalib, Caeleb

People who like the name Caleb also like:

Owen, Jacob, Ethan, Liam, Elijah, Gabriel, Benjamin, Ava, Emma, Abigail, Amelia, Olivia, Charlotte, Chloe

Names like Caleb:

Chileab, Calliope, Calup, Clive, Colby, Clove, Cliff, Clovia, Cleave, Clef

Celebrity Babies with this Name:

Caleb Michael Hamels - son of Cole Hamels and Heidi Strobel , born 2009

Stats for the Name Caleb

checkmark Caleb is currently #12 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Caleb is currently #52 in U.S. births

Potential drawbacks of using the name Caleb:

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1. Potential for mispronunciation or misspelling
2. Commonness of the name may lead to confusion in group settings
3. Similarity to other popular names, leading to potential mix-ups or identity confusion
4. Lack of uniqueness or distinctiveness compared to more uncommon names
5. Cultural or religious associations that may not align with personal beliefs or values

Songs about Caleb

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Caleb Meyer - Gillian Welch