Israel David Dillard: The Story Behind Jill and Derick's Unique Baby Name

April 7, 2015 8:45 PM

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Israel David Dillard: The Story Behind Jill and Derick's Unique Baby Name

Back in 2011, 19 Kids and Counting star Jill and her family made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. And according to BabyNames.com, the name Israel comes from Hebrew and means "wrestled with God."

Jill and her husband Derick clearly chose the name well in advance of Monday's birth, since baby Israel sported a onesie with his name embroidered across the front in his first picture revealed to the public. Derick is also wearing a shirt that says "Israel Defense Forces" in the picture.

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