Caleb

Caleb - A popular male name



  Nov 19,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Caleb, meaning devotion to God, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1916 on position #1342. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Caleb and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Caleb? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Caleb. The baby boy name Caleb was given to 9,867 baby boys in 2012, ranking #32 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 166 baby boys were given this name - making this a popular male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Caleb peaked in popularity 10 years ago in 2009 on position 31.



Famous with this name

Caleb Pierce
Caleb Landry Jones
Skyler Caleb


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Rating: 4/5 (45 people)


Caleb is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Caleb is currently topping the baby name charts in New Mexico at position #11 - and is the least popular in New Jersey at position #58.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Caleb is where you live.


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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Caleb is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Caleb goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 2 other boys in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Caleb origin and meaning

Caleb is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means devotion to God. To see famous people named Caleb, pop culture references for the name Caleb and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Caleb

We've found the following names that sound similar to Caleb, sorted by popularity.

Colby / Cliff / Cleve / Clive / Cayleb / Calob / Colbey / Caeleb / Caliph / Calub /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201232
201132
201033
200931
200834
200736
200634
200535
200433
200334
200235
200137
200038
199941
199842
199747
199648
199554
199460
199366
199274
199178
199088
198991
1988108
1987114
1986129
1985135
1984162
1983159
1982170
1981174
1980235
1979247
1978273
1977274
1976334
1975380
1974468
1973595
1972767
1971844
1970873
1969997
19681174
19671570
1966978
19641034
19631219
19611171
19601206
19591235
19581041
19571304
19561588
19551231
19541575
19511559
19501201
19471601
19411458
19361489
19341086
19331517
19321572
19281576
19271347
19261735
19251099
19241636
19221128
19211601
19201122
19191684
19181645
19171455
19161342

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Mexico11
Georgia17
Hawaii17
Alaska17
Alabama17
Montana18
North Carolina18
South Carolina19
Tennessee21
Virginia21
Indiana21
Wisconsin21
Mississippi22
Maryland22
Delaware23
New Hampshire23
Colorado23
Vermont25
Michigan26
Washington28
Rhode Island28
Wyoming29
Florida31
Iowa31
Oregon31
Missouri32
Texas32
Kentucky33
Minnesota34
Ohio35
Pennsylvania36
Arkansas37
West Virginia38
Louisiana39
Arizona39
District of Columbia39
South Dakota40
Illinois40
Massachusetts41
Connecticut42
North Dakota43
Utah43
Oklahoma44
Nebraska46
Nevada46
Maine47
Idaho49
Kansas52
California52
New York54
New Jersey58

Even more about Caleb


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Caleb a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a popular male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Caleb?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2009
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Caleb
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 166
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1916
2012 births +9,867

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