Quick Facts on Kaleb
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Etymology & Historical Origin - Kaleb
Kaleb is a simple respelling of the name Caleb. In the Bible, Caleb was an early Israelite and one of two (Joshua being the other) who set out with Moses from Egypt and lived long enough to reach the Promised Land (Numbers 26:65). “For the Lord had said of them, “They shall die in the wilderness.” Not one of them was left, except Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun.” The name Caleb comes from the Hebrew “kéleb” which means ‘dog.’ This denotation perhaps symbolizes Caleb’s devotion to God in the Bible. The name was mainly popularized by the Puritans who made it a practice to assume names of lesser known Biblical characters. The name Kaleb with a “k” is a very modern spelling variant of the traditionally spelled Caleb.
Popularity of the Name Kaleb
The name Kaleb spelled with a “K” debuts on the American popularity charts in 1977 which was most likely influenced by the growing revival of the traditional version of the name, Caleb. Both names have been climbing the charts significantly in the past 20 years, but the gap between their usage started to narrow at the turn of the 21st century. Once over 600 positions behind Caleb, Kaleb is now less than 100 in terms of ranking popularity. American parents often take popular “C” names and convert them into “K” names (or vice-versa). We’re not sure why; they’re essentially reinventing the English language and confusing kindergarten teachers across the country, but that’s their prerogative. It just represents a modern mutation to names that has been going on for centuries. It seems arbitrary to spell Caleb like Kaleb, since they’re pronounced the same way, but for some American parents it just comes down to preference. And given Kaleb’s quick rise on the U.S. popularity charts in the last 25 years, it’s clear this preference belongs to many.
Popularity of the Boy Name Kaleb
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Kaleb
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Kaleb
Kaleb We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Kaleb (see Caleb).
Popular Songs on Kaleb
Kaleb - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Kaleb (see Caleb).
Children's Books on the Baby Name Kaleb
The Adventures of Captain Kaleb: Pirate's Treasure (The Brothers Grin: Adam J. & Jarred O. Huseby) - 'Are you ready to find the treasure boys?' Captain Kaleb asked excitedly. 'Yes, yes!' the crew, all yelled.' Come along as The Brothers Grin take your children on a wonderful journey. The Adventures of Captain Kaleb: Pirate's Treasure is an exciting voyage, from the high seas to the shores of Northern Ireland. Captain Kaleb and his trusty crew befriend an old fisherman who tells them a tale about a great pirate. Kaleb and his band of fellow adventurers soon find themselves on an exhilarating trail of clues that eventually leads them to one of the greatest treasures of all! If your children love adventure, send them along with The Adventures of Captain Kaleb, where Pirate's Treasure is only the beginning! Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Kaleb
Kaleb - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Kaleb.
Children of Famous People Named Kaleb
Famous People who Named their Son Kaleb - Kevin Federline (dancer, famous ex-husband); Shar Jackson (actress)
Kaleb - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Kaleb - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Kaleb.
Personality of the Boy Name Kaleb
The number Four personality is marked by stability and discipline. This is the personality that follows the rules and is conservative by nature. They have an earth-bound energy that prefers to build things methodically on top of firm foundations; they don't cut corners. Fours take their time and don't like to be hurried. But the outcome of their endeavors is likely to result in some strong and useful structure, which makes them great engineers and inventors. Fours are anything but frivolous or controversial. This is a trustworthy, straight-forward personality that embodies dedication and organization. They are the backbone and anchor in their relationships, careers and communities. They are tidy, punctual, and full of integrity. Hard-work comes naturally to a Four and they are immensely reliable. This is the personality you can always count on.
Variations of the Baby Name - Kaleb