What Does The Name Caleb Mean?


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Anonymous answered
Hi Caleb, you have a very special, beautiful name!  

The name Caleb comes from the Hebrew origin. In Hebrew The meaning of the name
Caleb is: From the Hebrew Ka, meaning "like, as" and Lev, meaning
"heart," making the meaning "like the heart."  Because the name in Hebrew is
spelled with the same consonants as the word for "dog," the name is commonly
thought to mean dog.   Famous bearer: Caleb was one of twelve Israelite leaders
sent by Moses to explore the Promised Land.
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Swarda Padwal answered
The name Caleb is a Biblical name and signifies 'dog'. Dog symbolizes faithfulness or loyalty. He was known for his faith in God as he entered Cannan. Jephunneh was his father. Caleb was a spy sent to a place named Canaan. This was place which the Hebrew nation refused to enter. Canaan was believed to be the 'promised land', a land promised by God.

The name Caleb is held eponymous. It is considered to be the basic name for the origin of place names and some names of clans. In Jewish Encyclopaedia, Caleb is found on the many levels. Caleb is considered to be the ancestor of Calebite clan. There is a place in Palestine by the name Caleb and was known as Kifl Hares. It sits on the northwest part of Ariel of Samarian Region.
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Anonymous answered
Caleb is found in the Old testament of the of the bible. He was one of the young Jewish men who escaped Egypt when Moses took them out of Egypt. He was a friend of Josiah and a very brave and strong man. He lived to an old age and kept his strength till God called him home. You will find reference to him by reading the bible, The book of joshua and more than likely the book of Duteronomy,or Exodus.
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Anonymous answered
It means "God's Gift"
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Bryan DeFilippi answered
Caleb is sometimes translated as "faithful" or "loyal," it's actual translation is "dog" or "heart." It is of Hebrew origin.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
It means giant slayer. When god sent caleb into the promise land he did. In hebrew the word means "dog" witch stands for loyalty or faithfulness.

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d ds answered
Caleb is Reduced and altered form of Scottish and Irish McKillip. The form of the name,
originally Killip, has been assimilated to that of the Biblical
personal name Caleb.
Top places of origin for Caleb are Ireland, Great Britain and Germany.
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Shezan Shaikh answered
Caleb was in the mass emigration with Moses, Aaron and Joshua. He was one of the twelve spies who were sent to explore the land of Canaan. He was one of the tribe members of Judah who at the age of forty years was sent to spy out the Promised Land. He furnished an honest report, as did Joshua, and was approved entrance to the Promised Land.

When Israel got into Canaan forty years later, the area around the city of Hebron was granted to Caleb for his faithfulness. Caleb got married to Ephrath and later she bore him a son named Hur. Caleb assured the hand of his daughter Achsah in marriage to any Israelite who would be able to triumph over Debir, and Othniel won the battle. Caleb can be found in the Books of Joshua, Judges, Numbers, Deuteronomy, and 1 Samuel.

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