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[Facts] Hebrew, caleb.
Technically it is kalev in hebrew. I believe caleb is used because of the greek translation of hebrew, then to english from greek.
Similarly, jesus is a translation from greek, lesous, from hebrew yoshua.
Technically, I believe caleb was supposed to be dirctly translated into carl. Carl is the english fo of kalev.
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No, you are mistaken. Carl (Charles in English) is a Germanic name (from karl, meaning "man"). On the other hand, Caleb / Kalev is a Hebrew name, possibly from kelev, "dog". The two names are totally unrelated.It's possible that some people named Kalev adopted Carl as their English name (and vice-versa), but there is no etymological connection between the two.
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