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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Duggar Name Meanings

Just because you are one of twenty-one doesn't mean that you aren't unique. Each of the Duggar children has a name with a distinct meaning (who knew there were so many "J" names out there?). Take a look at the list below, and get an idea of what Jim Bob and Michelle were thinking when they welcomed each of their blessings into the world.
*Why so many "J" names? Click here to find out!

Joshua: God is salvation
Jana: God is gracious
John-David: God’s Grace
Jill: Youthful
Jessa: God beholds
Jinger: Pep; liveliness
Joseph: The Lord’s addition (to the family)
Josiah: Jehovah helps
Joy-Anna: Rejoicing; jubilation
Jedidiah: Friend of God; loved by God
Jeremiah: Exalted by God
Jason: Healer
James: Supplant; replace
Justin: Just; fair
Jackson: God’s grace
Johannah: God is gracious
Jennifer: Pure and yielding
Jordyn-Grace: Jordyn: flowing down; Grace: God’s favor
Josie: God will add 

Caleb: Whole hearted
Jubilee Shalom: Joyful celebration of peace

Jim-Bob (James): Supplant; replace
Michelle: Who resembles God
Anna: Favored grace
Mackynzie: Fair; favored one
Michael: Who resembles God

What does your name mean?

70 Comments (Click Here to Add Yours):

Bayley said...

Hey Lily and Ellie!
I caught a type-o. You said Jubilee's name means Joyful Celebration of pace. I think you meant peace.

Anonymous said...

My name Barbara means "foreign woman" or "stranger".
Que Dios Los Bendiga.
Barbara
Miami, Florida

Sheila (UK) said...

My name is Sheila. It means "heavenly" and comes from the Roman name Caelius.

gabsterelly said...

my name means queen loved by god
gabrielle

Anonymous said...

My name means "defender" and comes from the Greek.
Also all my children have a "C" starting names.

Sandy
NY

Renee said...

My name is Renee (also Anna and Mackynzie's middle name), and it means "reborn."

Anonymous said...

I love how Jinger's name means pep and liveliness. Describes her bubbly personality perfectly.

Anonymous said...

My name is Maja. My name means sensitive and spiritualized
My grandfather's told that every new born child in our family will have a name starts with M, so that's why my dad is Marcin, uncle Mateusz, me - Maja, my brother Mikołaj. And my children will also have names start with M :D

God bless you all.

Lily and Ellie said...

Oops! Good catch. :)

Stephanie said...

My name means "Crown".

I would like to say a huge thank you for including Caleb and Jubilee in the list. Especially Caleb!

Anonymous said...

My name is also Jennifer. :-)

Anonymous said...

My name is Charity and it means "LOVE" my dad was reading 2 Corinthians 13 the great love chapter when i was Born and that is how my parents came about that name.

Leslie said...

I think some of the meanings are a bit of a stretch. For example: Jackson means son of Jack. Jack is the diminutive of John, and John means God is Gracious. But it's three steps removed from the actual name: Jackson.

Or Jessa: the diminutive of Jessica, which comes from the name Iscah, which means "to behold". Again, it's three steps removed from the actual name though.

Josie has to go back three times as well: Josie is short for Josephine, which is the female version of Joseph which means "God will add"

Sorry to get all analytic, but it seems a little odd to me.

My name means From the Garden of Holly, or sometimes From the Grey Fort.

Lily and Ellie said...

Hi Leslie,

We came across the same information but posted the meanings as recognized by society today. Did you know that your lovely name also means "joy"?

~Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

My name means "treasure" in sanskrit :)

Gracie L. said...

I thought it was cool that Josie means God will add...it gives some hope that maybe the Duggar's will have another little one coming their way! Or maybe Jubilee was that little baby even though she was with them for such a short time! It just struck me!:) How beautiful!

Anonymous said...

My name (Damaris) means Gental Girl :)

lisa said...

Jubilee's, our joyful one, means a Joyful Celebration in a harvest of peace...

Anonymous said...

Ready for a laugh? The last part of my name 'ette' means little. Unfortunately the first part of my means small. So I am Paulette: small, little. Sigh!!

☽ Maidenstar ☾ said...

My name is Esther, and it means "Persian star" or just "star".

Libby said...

My name is Elizabeth but everyone calls me Libby which means My God is a Vow!

Anonymous said...

My name is Karina. It is a Greek name and it means "Pure".

Kaleigh said...

My name means "pure heart". :)

Anonymous said...

My moms name is Leslie and my name is Hollie. She almost named me Joy. So Leslie and Lily and Ellie, y'all just told me why she named me what she did! I'm 38 and never realized that my mom was working off the meaning of her name for my name! You learn something new every day!

Anonymous said...

My name is Michelle... as you can see it means, "one who resembles God"

acornlover said...

I lover the names/meanings! They seem to be spot on!

My name means "Pure" but I have also seen it listed as "Battle Maiden" too!

Anonymous said...

My name is Stephanie and it means the "The Crowned One "

Miggy said...

I'm going to add to Leslie's list of dodgy definitions.

MacKenzie, in the Scottish form, means son of Coinneach (Scottish version of Kenneth). Coinneach comes from the Scots gaelic word 'caoin' meaning handsome. Technically then, MacKenzie means son of the handsome one.

I guess when you give the name to a girl you can say it means fair/attractive but it gives me (Australian of Scottish descent who speaks gaelic) a giggle everytime I hear the name.

Jeremiah said...

My name is Jeremiah. It means Yahweh exalts

Anonymous said...

Who is Caleb?

Lucy said...

This has nothing to do with names, but have the TLC cameras been following the Duggars around the last few weeks? Has anyone seen the cameras in the south as they help campaign?

JO said...

Jennifer is Welsh or Celtic and means White Wave.

JO said...

My name is Jennifer and it is Celtic or Welsh; it means White Wave.

Stephen James Litchfield said...

My name Stephen means. Crown, Honour, Reward
Stephen James Litchfield

Anonymous said...

Amy Nicole -beloved victory mom to Cain nathanyel -spear given by God, daytin Robert sunny day town brilliant, Ezekiel Jarron -strength of God he will sing, Finnehas Mordecai - truth speaking warrior, Hewitt Joseph - little smart one God will add too. And rip Greshom Jay -village in the pasture Jay.

Anonymous said...

The pastor's granddaughter had a baby and named her Kenzie. When she was dedicated he said it mentioned decedent of a handsome man. The live in Canada.

Anonymous said...

Interesting reading this list to notice how many 'matching' names the Duggars have used.

1) James: Father and son, although father uses the short version Jim

2) Joseph & Josie: Josie being the female version of Joseph

3) John & Jackson: Jackson being a derivative of the name John

4) Jedidiah & Jeremiah: Although different names they sound very similar

5) Joy-Anna & Johanna: Again, these are different names but they sound very similar when you say them

Lily and Ellie said...

Hi Anonymous (at 12:11 PM),

Caleb is the baby that Michelle miscarried after Josh and before twins Jana and John-David.

~Lily and Ellie

momto8 said...

I admire you and your husband and your family. You are setting an example of the fruits of love and trust ! thank you.

Abigail McGraw said...

Jinger's name meaning totally fits her personality! Does anyone know how long they waited until they named their kids? Maybe they waited a day or so until they found a name to fit Jinger's personality! LoL!

Bethany Grace /JB&BGBFF said...

Bethany - House of God. Bethany was a city in the Bible. :-)

Anonymous said...

My name is Jessica but I usually get called Jess or Jessie and they all mean the same thing- Rich. God Beholds.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to comment that I have eight precious babies with their names alphebetical starting with "L". Maybe, I too may get through all 26 letters. :)

jill cornwall said...

my name is jill also ,i would like to think i am youthful but it is in the mind i am 65

Anonymous said...

I wanted 26 I started with the letter c because of 2 losses before him. I only got to H. I had 10 losses 1 2nd trimester loss. To much on the brain. I hope my boys will continue the alphabet. Not likely though.

Anonymous said...

I never heard Michelle and Jim Bob mention that they named the baby they miscarried between Josh and Jana and John David. I wonder if that was a 2nd trimester loss like Jubilee or an early 1st trimester loss? Did they have to bury him? How did they know he was a boy? I'm just curious because I have followed the Duggars from the beginning of their tv career when it started with "14 Kids and Counting" and have read their books, etc and have never heard them mention naming the 1st baby they miscarried. I just took it as it was an early loss at maybe 6-8wks or so. Does anyone have more information on this?

Lily and Ellie said...

Hi Anonymous (at 3:23 AM),

Michelle's miscarriage after the birth of Josh was early.

"We named that baby Caleb even though we didn't know if it was a boy or girl" says Michelle.

(http://duggarsblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/michelle-speaks-about-miscarriage.html).

~Lily and Ellie

Julie said...

My name, Juliet means: "youthful or soft haired"

Anonymous said...

My name "Glory" means "Radiance of Jesus" I love my name!

Anonymous said...

Who's caleb??

Lily and Ellie said...

Hi Anonymous (at 3:06 PM),

Caleb is the baby that Michelle miscarried after Josh and before twins Jana and John-David.

~Lily and Ellie

Jessica said...

my name Jessica means God's Grace

Anonymous said...

My name, Ariana, means Holy. I think that some of the kids names really reflect their personality, Jinger especially.

Joanna G said...

My name means the same as Johannah :)
God is Gracious

hannah said...

My name means grace.
Lily and Ellie I have a question for you:
How much money did the Duggars spend on the indoor playground? How chaotic is it when the Nates and Duggars are together? Who is your favorite Duggar?

Hannah B

hannah said...

It is suppossed to say b instead of n in bates

Natalie said...

My name is Natalie and it means "Nativity" which is "birth" or more specifically, "the birth of Jesus Christ"

Anonymous said...

My name means bitter,or bitterness. Kinda funny.But my name is not a very common name.It's Marah. And how it is usually spelled, mine is spelled different. When people ask me what my name is they think I said Mariah, or Mary. Somebody even thought it was Martha!!=) So I usually have to say it twice, or more times. It doesn't bother me though.=D

Anonymous said...

I love how Josh and Anna have named their kids middle names after their own middle names.
Joshua James, Michael James.
Anna Renee, and Mackenzie Renee.
That's awesome!! I think they should keep doing the names that start with M! The Duggars are awesome. I love how they serve the Lord willingly!!
Marah

Anonymous said...

Is Caleb the name that they chose for the child that was miscarried between Joshua and Jana and John-David?

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Hi Anonymous,

Yes, Caleb is the baby that Michelle miscarried after Josh and before twins Jana and John-David.

~Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

My name is Rebekah, and most places will say it means "tied knot" or "snare." However, when I did some extensive research on it, it specifically refers to a knot in a rope meant that was tied to animals. The name is a reference to the fact that those knots were practically unbreakable by the animal, therefore a more accurate definition/meaning would be "steadfast" or "unbreakable." I personally like the "steadfast" meaning best. :-)

Mads2509 said...

I think that it's so cool how you put so much thought into your children's names! My name is Madeleine which derives from the name Magdalena. It means 'woman from Magdala' but my parents really meant to name me Madeline after the stories! They had a little mix up with the spelling and pronunciation. I hope you never accidentally name your child wrong like them :P

Anonymous said...

My name is Emma and it means "nurse" or "housekeeper".

Anonymous said...

My name Sophia means "wisdom" in Greek

Angelina said...

My name means messenger

Danielle said...

My name is Danielle. It means 'God is my judge'. I quite like it.

Jessica Jonkman said...

Hi,
my name is Jessica and that means: God sees!

Anonymous said...

You should add marcus

TBH123 said...

My brothers name- Samuel means " God Has Heard"!!!!

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