- a masculine name
- Bible a leader of the Israelites who, with Joshua, was permitted by God to enter the Promised Land: Num. 26:65; Deut. 1:36
Origin of CalebClassical Hebrew (language) k?l?b, literally , dog: hence, faithful
From Hebrew כלב (kéleb, “dog”) (possibly referring to dogs’ unconditional devotion to their masters).