- LANGUAGE FAMILY:
- afro-asiatic > semitic > central semitic > hebrew
- NAME ROOT:
- KÂLÊB > KALEV
- NATIVE NAME ROOT:
- KALEV (כָּלֵב)
- This name derives from the Biblical Hebrew name “kâlêb > Kalev”, meaning “dog”. A reference to him may also be found in the Quran, although his name is not mentioned. An alternate Hebrew meaning offered for "Caleb" is "faithful, devotion, wholehearted, bold, brave one". 1) Kalev was the godly son of Jephunneh and the faithful spy who reported the Promised Land favourably and urged its capture. 2) Kalev was also son of Hezron and grandson of Pharez and great grandson of Judah and the father of Hur and grandfather of Kalev the spy.
- kaleb, kalin
- PET & SHORT FORM
Use in other languages
- ancient greek
Geographical spread (only living languages)
Popularity & Ranking
#33UNITED STATES RANKING
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- Numerological Values:
If the chosen name for your baby has a number value of 5, it suggests brilliance, enthusiasm, energy and versatility. These individuals are believed to be adventurous and love their freedom. They like challenges and get bored with routine. They often need several activities to keep their active mind occupied.
- Chakra Number:
- 5: The number of the Throat Chakra "Vishuddha"
The throat chakra is the fifth chakra and its color is blue. It is one the three primary colors. The main energy of blue is communication and it is the color used to soothe the soul. Explore this Divine color in depth, learn what it means and what it represents.
- Color meaning:
The color blue is one of trust, honesty and loyalty. It is sincere, reserved and quiet, and doesn't like to make a fuss or draw attention. Blue hates confrontation, and likes to do things in its own way. From a color psychology perspective, blue is reliable and responsible. This color exhibits an inner security and confidence. You can rely on it to take control and do the right thing in difficult times. It has a need for order and direction in its life, including its living and work spaces.
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Caleb Stan Ralph (born 1977) New Zealand Rugby Union Footballer