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Gender: Male Meaning of Caliban: "black" Origin of Caliban: Romanian

The name Caliban is a boy's name of Romanian origin meaning "black". Caliban and is often added to lists like Literary Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "CAF w/ literary names!".

From the experts:

In Shakespeare's The Tempest, Caliban is the name of the deformed son of a witch: not the greatest literary reference for a child. But Caliban does have an appealing exotic-yet-accessible feel and a rhythmic sound. As long as nobody knows its origin, it might make a great name for a boy or even a girl.

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Pop Culture References for the name Caliban

Caliban, character in Shakespeare's "The Tempest"
Caliban, character from "X-Men"
Friday Caliban, female character in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
Rhymes with "Taliban"