Caleb

First Name
277k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
785
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Caleb mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Caleb

"Caleb" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Whole Hearted". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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From Hebrew כלב (kéleb, “dog”) (possibly referring to dogs’ unconditional devotion to their masters).

  1. An Israelite who entered Canaan with Joshua.
  2. A male given name first used by Puritans.

Notable Persons Named Caleb

He has had major accomplishments since 1988. Casey was given the name Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt on August 12th, 1975 in Boston.

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Caleb Landry Jones is an actor and musician. He has been prominent since 2007. Caleb was born on December 7th, 1989 in Garland, Texas, U.S. Caleb is also known as Jones and Caleb.

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Caleb Shomo is a metalcore, electronic music, hardcore punk, and electronicore musician, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He plays Vocals, piano, guitar, bass, keyboard, synthesizer, programming, drums, and Programming (music). He was most active from 2008 to present. Caleb was given the name Caleb Joshua Shomo on December 1st, 1992.

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Caleb Carr is a writer. Caleb was born on August 2nd, 1955 in Manhattan, New York, US.

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Caleb Reynolds is a hunting guide, army veteran, and personal trainer. Caleb was born on November 27th, 1987 in Dallas.

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Caleb Bradham was a pharmacist, pepsi inventor, pepsi, and pepsiinventor. Caleb was born on May 27th, 1867 in Chinquapin, North Carolina. He breathed his last breath on February 19th, 1934.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Caleb

Jamie was born on October 29th, 1936 in Calhoun, Louisiana. Jamie is also known as Caleb and Jamie J..

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Brandon Caleb is a football player. Brandon was born on July 30th, 1987.

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Ruth was born in 1942.

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Caleb is a sports team member for the Criciúma Esporte Clube.

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How popular is the baby name Caleb in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 27 0 27
1881 18 0 18
1882 25 0 25
1883 16 0 16
1884 17 0 17
1885 16 0 16
1886 14 0 14
1887 13 0 13
1888 17 0 17
1889 19 0 19
1890 8 0 8
1891 7 0 7
1892 11 0 11
1893 11 0 11
1894 6 0 6
1895 10 0 10
1896 13 0 13
1897 9 0 9
1898 7 0 7
1899 7 0 7
1900 11 0 11
1901 8 0 8
1902 11 0 11
1903 11 0 11
1904 10 0 10
1905 9 0 9
1906 14 0 14
1907 10 0 10
1908 8 0 8
1909 14 0 14
1910 15 0 15
1911 15 0 15
1912 20 0 20
1913 24 0 24
1914 36 0 36
1915 39 0 39
1916 39 0 39
1917 46 0 46
1918 49 0 49
1919 34 0 34
1920 52 0 52
1921 38 0 38
1922 52 0 52
1923 37 0 37
1924 44 0 44
1925 56 0 56
1926 39 0 39
1927 43 0 43
1928 27 0 27
1929 28 0 28
1930 21 0 21
1931 25 0 25
1932 43 0 43
1933 37 0 37
1934 39 0 39
1935 28 0 28
1936 29 0 29
1937 27 0 27
1938 37 0 37
1939 30 0 30
1940 30 0 30
1941 33 0 33
1942 28 0 28
1943 32 0 32
1944 25 0 25
1945 19 0 19
1946 32 0 32
1947 44 0 44
1948 38 0 38
1949 31 0 31
1950 36 0 36
1951 39 0 39
1952 39 0 39
1953 36 0 36
1954 33 0 33
1955 41 0 41
1956 49 0 49
1957 46 0 46
1958 55 0 55
1959 44 0 44
1960 50 0 50
1961 39 0 39
1962 46 0 46
1963 47 0 47
1964 57 0 57
1965 41 0 41
1966 64 0 64
1967 36 0 36
1968 61 0 61
1969 77 0 77
1970 96 0 96
1971 106 0 106
1972 115 0 115
1973 185 0 185
1974 302 0 302
1975 416 0 416
1976 525 0 525
1977 715 0 715
1978 704 0 704
1979 859 0 859
1980 990 8 982
1981 1,435 7 1,428
1982 1,594 11 1,583
1983 1,723 11 1,712
1984 1,668 18 1,650
1985 2,097 13 2,084
1986 2,108 12 2,096
1987 2,517 16 2,501
1988 2,828 14 2,814
1989 3,801 15 3,786 #91 boy name
1990 4,164 11 4,153 #88 boy name
1991 4,873 12 4,861 #78 boy name
1992 5,050 11 5,039 #74 boy name
1993 5,798 17 5,781 #66 boy name
1994 6,169 12 6,157 #60 boy name
1995 6,666 12 6,654 #54 boy name
1996 7,562 17 7,545 #48 boy name
1997 7,784 11 7,773 #47 boy name
1998 9,051 23 9,028 #42 boy name
1999 9,301 22 9,279 #41 boy name
2000 9,884 19 9,865 #38 boy name
2001 11,201 27 11,174 #37 boy name
2002 11,676 19 11,657 #35 boy name
2003 11,661 23 11,638 #34 boy name
2004 11,359 60 11,299 #33 boy name
2005 10,916 25 10,891 #35 boy name
2006 11,004 10 10,994 #34 boy name
2007 10,953 10 10,943 #36 boy name
2008 10,579 10 10,569 #34 boy name
2009 11,003 13 10,990 #31 boy name
2010 10,490 18 10,472 #32 boy name
2011 10,036 9 10,027 #32 boy name
2012 9,977 15 9,962 #32 boy name
2013 9,612 16 9,596 #32 boy name
2014 9,229 14 9,215 #35 boy name
2015 8,800 11 8,789 #37 boy name
2016 7,959 9 7,950 #44 boy name
2017 7,093 9 7,084 #50 boy name

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Popularity of Caleb as a first name

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Popularity of Caleb as a last name

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Common last names for Caleb

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Brown
  • Jackson
  • White
  • Moore
  • Hall
  • Thomas
  • Thompson
  • Clark

Common first names for Caleb

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Caleb U.S.
  White 40.51% 64.26%
  African American 45.61% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.99% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.46% 16.26%

Of Last Name Caleb

People with the last name Caleb are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Caleb

  • What name lists does Caleb rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Caleb? Caleb is the 268th most popular name of all time. In 2017 Caleb was the 50th most popular name. As a last name Caleb was the 29,918th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Caleb have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 277,308 babies born with the first name Caleb in the United States. That's more than enough people named Caleb to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Caleb? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 27 new born babies.
  • When was Caleb first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Caleb is Saturday, April 25th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Caleb born? The highest recorded use of the first name Caleb was in 2002 with a total of 11,657 babies. That's a lot of babies named Caleb!
  • Random Caleb Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Caleb ranks 23rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Washington. Imagine that, 271 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 2003.
  • Weird things about the name Caleb: Your name in reverse order is Belac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Elbac. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Caleb? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 785 people with the last name Caleb.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Caleb? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Caleb as their last name since less than 1 person in 370k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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