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The name Caleb is of Hebrew origin, and means dog.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Caleb has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Caleb
Use of the Name Caleb for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
146,978 146,289 142,047 95,482 55,267 22,697 11,138
The table below indicates the number of times the name Caleb has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Caleb
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
188032727  
188139718  
188235625  
188344916  
188445417  
188546516  
188649214  
188749213  
188846717  
188941619  
18907548  
18917797  
189264611  
189362211  
18949736  
189569610  
189660213  
18977349  
18989007  
18998727  
190079711  
19017888  
190269511  
190370411  
190476810  
19058469  
190664914  
190788010  
1908    
190976214  
191078715  
191186715  
1912    
1913    
191490936  
1915    
1916    
191796545  
191895349  
1919    
192096651  
1921    
192297952  
1923    
1924    
192589157  
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1964100057  
1965    
196691263  
1967    
196893061  
196987876  
197084291  
1971787104  
1972750112  
1973584184  
1974460300  
1975382412  
1976331520  
1977274708  
1978276700  
1979248854  
1980236978  
19811741,426  
19821691,579  
19831591,712  
19841631,646  
19851362,081  
19861312,093  
19871142,504  
19881082,804  
1989913,784  
1990884,152  
1991784,853  
1992745,036  
1993665,769  
1994606,148  
1995546,644  
1996487,533  
1997477,761  
1998429,013  
1999419,264  
2000389,831  
20013711,132  
20023511,607  
20033411,559  
20043311,138  
Totals:  146,978 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Caleb as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Caleb appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 76 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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