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Meaning of Kaleb

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The name Kaleb has the following meaning:

In the Old Testament, the biblical Caleb was Joshua's companion. The both of them eventually led the Israelites into the Promised Land, after Moses' death. An old testament name brought to America with the Puritans, where it was fairly common untill around the 1920s.

Also means "dog" or "courageous".
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Kaleb is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 118 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Kaleb rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 7 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 108 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Kaleb in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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The name Kaleb is very likely a(n) English variant of the name Caleb.

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You might also like to see the other variants of the name Caleb.

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The following names are baby names related to Kaleb and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Kaleb: Boys - Abraham, Elijah, Emmanuel, Gideon, Hyman, Jesus, Meir, Moses, Myer, Saul, Seth, Girls - Abigail, Dara, Datya, Both genders - Matthew


The name Kaleb is a variant of Caleb. Other popular variants of the name Caleb are: Cael, Caeleb, Caelob, Caile, Caileb, Cailob, Cale (English), Caley, Calob, Calub, Calyb, Cayle, Cayleb (Hebrew), Caylob, Caylyb, Kaleb (English), Kalyb, Kayleb, Kaylob, Kaylyb


We think the name Kaleb should fall under the following style category: Traditional.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Kaleb to be: A religious and honest chap

In one word, you might describe Kaleb as a(n) "honest" person.

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