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Updated May 24, 2023

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Arabic : Dog
  • African : Old Testament Cain

What does Kaleb mean and stand for?

The name Kaleb is of Arabic origin and means "dog." It is the English variation of the name Caleb.

Syllables: 2

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How Popular Is The Name Kaleb

What Does the Name Kaleb Mean?

The name Kaleb is one of many that follows the new K name-starting trend. Derived from the once popular Caleb, Kaleb means "devotion to God."

How Popular is the Name Kaleb?

Kaleb is the number 245 most popular boys name in the US, according to 2021 Social Security Administration data. In the top 200 for decades, Kaleb has slowly begun to decrease in popularity.

However, it is the 4th most popular name on

Popularity of the Name Kaleb in the United States

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Kaleb was at its peak popularity in December 2017.

Kaleb was searched for most often in the following states:

  1. Iowa
  2. Montana
  3. Alabama
  4. Nebraska
  5. Kansas

Famous People Named Kaleb and Kaleb in Pop Culture

Though popular for years, Kaleb isn't incredibly prominent in the world of celebrities. Keven Federline chose this spelling variation for his son, and the name invokes images of YouTuber Kaleb Allen Nation. This spelling also appeared in 30 Rock and The Originals.

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