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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    a dog. (1.) One of the three sons of Hezron of the tribe of
    Judah. He is also called Chelubai (1 Chr. 2:9). His descendants
    are enumerated (18-20, 42-49).
      (2.) A "son of Hur, the firstborn of Ephratah" (1 Chr. 2:50).
    Some would read the whole passage thus: "These [i.e., the list
    in ver. 42-49] were the sons of Caleb. The sons of Hur, the
    firstborn of Ephratah, were Shobal, etc." Thus Hur would be the
    name of the son and not the father of Caleb (ver. 19).
      (3.) The son of Jephunneh (Num. 13:6; 32:12; Josh. 14:6, 14).
    He was one of those whom Moses sent to search the land in the
    second year after the Exodus. He was one of the family chiefs of
    the tribe of Judah. He and Joshua the son of Nun were the only
    two of the whole number who encouraged the people to go up and
    possess the land, and they alone were spared when a plague broke
    out in which the other ten spies perished (Num. 13; 14). All the
    people that had been numbered, from twenty years old and upward,
    perished in the wilderness except these two. The last notice we
    have of Caleb is when (being then eighty-five years of age) he
    came to Joshua at the camp at Gilgal, after the people had
    gained possession of the land, and reminded him of the promise
    Moses had made to him, by virtue of which he claimed a certain
    portion of the land of Kirjath-arba as his inheritance (Josh.
    14:6-15; 15:13-15; 21:10-12; 1 Sam. 25:2,3; 30:14). He is called
    a "Kenezite" in Josh. 14:6,14. This may simply mean "son of
    Kenez" (Num. 32:12). Some, however, read "Jephunneh, the son of
    Kenez," who was a descendant of Hezron, the son of Pharez, a
    grandson of Judah (1 Chr. 2:5). This Caleb may possibly be
    identical with (2).
      (4.) Caleb gave his name apparently to a part of the south
    country (1 Sam. 30:14) of Judah, the district between Hebron and
    Carmel, which had been assigned to him. When he gave up the city
    of Hebron to the priests as a city of refuge, he retained
    possession of the surrounding country (Josh. 21:11,12; comp. 1
    Sam. 25:3).

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Caleb, a dog; a crow; a basket