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Gender: M Meaning of Caleb: "devotion to God" Origin of Caleb: Hebrew Caleb's Popularity in 2015: #37

Caleb is an attractive Old Testament name, one that is now following in hot pursuit of Jacob and Noah as a leading biblical boy's name. It has been in the Top 40 since 2000, now ranking at Number 37.

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.

Famous People Named Caleb

Caleb Nott, New Zealand musician
(Caleb) Casey Affleck, American actor
(Anthony) Caleb Followill, American musician of band Kings of Leon
Caleb Deschanel, American film director, father of actresses Zooey and Emily Deschanel
Caleb Crushing, American diplomat
Caleb Carr, American novelist
Caleb Lyon, American politician, 2nd governor of Idaho Territory
Caleb Strong, U.S. Senator and governor of Massachusetts
Caleb James Sturgis, American NFL football player
Caleb Kai Solomon, fourth son of American "Octomom" Nadya Suleman
Caleb Cassidy, son of American actor/producer Shaun Cassidy
Caleb Knightley, brother of English actress Keira Knightley
Caleeb Pinkett, American actor and brother of actress Jada Pinkett Smith
Caleb Landry Jones, American actor

Pop Culture References for the name Caleb

Caleb Garth, character in George Eliot's "Middlemarch"
Caleb Brewster, character in TV show "TURN: Washington's Spies"
Caleb Trask, character in John Steinbeck's East of Eden
Caleb Prior, character in the Divergent series
Caleb Smallwood, character on TV's "The Vampire Diaries"
Caleb Rivers, character on TV's "Pretty Little Liars" and "Ravenswood"
Caleb Williams, a novel by William Godwin and main character
Caleb Pontipee, character in movie "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"
Caleb Witting, character in Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia McLaughlan
Caleb Temple, character on TV's "American Gothic"
Caleb Nichol, character on TV's "The O.C."
Caleb, character on TV's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
Caleb ben Hilliel, character in H. Rider Haggard's, Pearl Maiden
Caleb O'Dell, character on CBC's Heartland
Caleb Jacks, character from Mari Mancusi's "Scorched", twin of Connor Jacks
Caleb Haas, character on TV show "Quantico"

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