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Gender: Male Meaning of Caleb: "devotion to God" Origin of Caleb: Hebrew Caleb's Popularity in 2017: #50

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 "Themed Families..".

From the experts:

Caleb is an attractive Old Testament name that 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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Famous People Named Caleb

Caleb, great-grandson of patriarch Judah (1 Chr. 2)
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 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
Caleb Logan LeBlanc, late American YouTuber
Caleb Joseph Eckstein, American child actor; triplet of brothers Alexander and Benjamin
Caleb James Goddard (b. 1970), son of actors Susan Anspach and Jack Nicholson; adopted son of actor Mark Goddard
Caleb Freundlich (b. 1997), son of actress Julianne Moore and director Bart Freundlich
Caleb Mojica (b. 1998), son of singer Trina Braxton
Caleb Kai Solomon (b. 2007), fourth son of American "Octomom" Nadya Suleman
Caleb Bela Caballero (b. 2007), son of skateboarder Steve Caballero
Caleb James Bice (b. 2008), son of singer Bo Bice
Caleb Michael Hamels (b. 2009), son of baseball player Cole Hamels
Caleb Marleau (b. 2014), son of ice hockey player Patrick Marleau
Caleb Kelechi Asomugha (b. 2016), son of actress Kerry Washington
Caleb McLaughlin, American actor

Pop Culture References for the name Caleb

Caleb, the Rebel leader in "W.I.T.C.H", a comic book series and animated series
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 The CW's "The Vampire Diaries"
Caleb Rivers, character on Freeform'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, minor character in Lois Lowry's "The Giver"
Caleb Haas, character on ABC's "Quantico"
Caleb Calhoun, character on A&E's "Bates Motel"
Caleb Widogast, character in Dungeons & Dragons show "Critical Role"
Caleb Vatore, pre-made vampire in The Sims 4

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