Jill Duggar, Israel


Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard's baby name may not seem surprising to most, but there is more meaning behind it than you think.

The happy couple, who welcomed their baby boy Israel David Dillard on Monday, clearly chose a biblical name inspired by their faith. The moniker "Israel" means "may God prevail" in Hebrew, "He struggles with God. God perseveres; contends. In the bible when Jacob was in his nineties as a token of blessing God changed his name to Israel."

However, Israel also has a special meaning to Jill and Derick specifically—it's where he bought her engagement ring!

You might recall that Jill and Derick's relationship was long-distance at first, and the two quickly became globetrotters together. "Our story is so very unique," Jill explained back in April 2014. "The first time we talked, he was in Japan, we met in Nepal, he spent time in India and Israel and then came back to Arkansas where he met my family. We have a very international story even though we live so close."

And during his time in Israel, Dillard managed to snag the perfect ring for his bride-to-be.

"It's just a white gold band with a solitaire diamond: a round stone, .63 carats," Derick told ABC News at the time. "Jill really likes Israel and I'd always wanted to go to the holy land. [When I was there] I had it in my head that I wanted to get an engagement ring pretty soon but I had no idea it would work out [this] perfectly!"

And now they'll remember just how special Israel is every time they see their precious baby boy.

—Additional reporting by Lindsey Caldwell

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