The meaning of the name Caleb is Whole Hearted. The origin of the name Caleb is Hebrew. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
Caleb is a name with Hebrew origins. The meaning of the name Caleb is Whole Hearted and is derived from the Hebrew words “Col” (all or whole) and “Lev” (heart). The most common variations of the name Caleb are Kaleb and Kalib. Common nicknames include Cal, Cale, and Cay.
Famous Calebs include politicians (Caleb Atwater, Caleb Banks), the inventor of Pepsi (Caleb Bradham), and author Caleb Carr. Athletes include Caleb Binge, Caleb Folan, and Caleb Hanie. Caleb Cheeshahteaumuck was the first Native American to graduate from Harvard.
Fictional characters named Caleb include Caleb Garth from Middlemarch, Caleb Trask from East of Eden, and Caleb Bradley from The Fountainhead. There were also characters named Caleb on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Pretty Little Liars, and The O.C.
People who like the name Caleb tend to like names that are traditional or with Hebrew origins.