The name Caleb is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "devotion to God". Caleb is ranked #50 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose BOYS - with middle names".
From the experts:
Caleb is an attractive Old Testament name that's been waning a bit in popularity in recent years, but has been in the US Top 100 for nearly three decades now.
In the Old Testament Caleb is one one of only two ancient Israelites (Joshua was the other) who set out from Egypt to finally enter the promised land.
Julianne Moore chose Caleb for her son, as did Bo Bice. The shortform Cale is also rising in popularity, and the current Kaleb spelling picks up on the K-to-C initial trend.
Caleb Garth is a character in George Eliot's Middlemarch Caleb was the full name of James Dean's character Cal in East of Eden, and the name has also been heard on Desperate Housewives and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
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