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Kaleb

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73k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kaleb

"Kaleb" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Dog". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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From Hebrew כלב (kéleb), dog (possibly referring to the dog’s unconditional devotion to its master).

  1. A male given name, a rare modern spelling variant of Caleb.

Kaleb was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Faroese, German, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Kaleb

Kaleb Tarczewski is a basketball player for the Arizona Wildcats and Arizona Wildcats men's basketball in the Pac-12 Conference. Kaleb was born on February 26th, 1993.

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Kaleb Cowart is a baseball player for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Kaleb was born on June 2nd, 1992 in Adel, Georgia.

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Kaleb Canales is a basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks in the National Basketball Association. Kaleb was born on July 7th, 1978 in Laredo, Texas.

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Kaleb Eulls is a football player for the New Orleans Saints. Kaleb was born on June 28th, 1991.

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Kaleb Nation is a fantasy, young-adult fiction, and thriller (genre) novelist, youtube personality, blogger, youtube, and blog. Kaleb was given the name Kaleb Allen Nation on September 16th, 1988 in Texas, United States. Kaleb is also known as Krew and Kaleb.

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Kaleb was born on June 20th, 1989 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kaleb

Niksa was born on March 9th, 1973.

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Antonija was born on April 2nd, 1986.

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Vjekoslav was born on September 27th, 1905. He passed away on April 13th, 1996.

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Nedjeljko Kaleb is an athlete for the BŠK Zmaj.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1970 6 0 6
1971 5 0 5
1972 10 0 10
1973 13 0 13
1974 22 0 22
1975 35 0 35
1976 48 0 48
1977 80 0 80
1978 69 0 69
1979 99 0 99
1980 119 0 119
1981 126 0 126
1982 158 0 158
1983 175 5 170
1984 144 0 144
1985 198 0 198
1986 212 0 212
1987 334 0 334
1988 406 0 406
1989 669 0 669
1990 843 8 835
1991 1,028 5 1,023
1992 1,022 0 1,022
1993 1,231 7 1,224
1994 1,341 12 1,329
1995 1,435 0 1,435
1996 1,727 10 1,717
1997 1,801 8 1,793
1998 2,206 12 2,194
1999 2,339 7 2,332
2000 2,752 7 2,745
2001 3,348 15 3,333
2002 3,452 7 3,445
2003 3,410 9 3,401
2004 3,445 24 3,421
2005 3,391 0 3,391
2006 3,710 10 3,700
2007 3,824 10 3,814
2008 3,713 7 3,706
2009 3,790 10 3,780
2010 3,428 6 3,422
2011 3,332 0 3,332
2012 2,996 7 2,989
2013 2,860 0 2,860
2014 2,756 6 2,750
2015 2,519 0 2,519
2016 2,245 0 2,245

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Popularity of Kaleb as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Kaleb

  • How Popular is the name Kaleb? Kaleb is the 789th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Kaleb have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 72,872 babies born with the first name Kaleb in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kaleb to occupy the country of Dominica with an estimated population of 71,293 (as of May 14, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kaleb? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1970 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Kaleb first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kaleb is Thursday, April 20th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Kaleb born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kaleb was in 2007 with a total of 3,814 babies. That's a lot of babies named Kaleb!
  • Random Kaleb Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kaleb ranks 83rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 9 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 2004.
  • Weird things about the name Kaleb: Your name in reverse order is Belak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lekab. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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