The Real Meaning Of Zach And Tori Roloff's New Baby's Name

Little People, Big World's Zach and Tori Roloff's family just got a new member! The couple recently announced the birth of their daughter with a sweet Instagram post, writing, "Welcome to the family sweet baby girl!"

The couple's first daughter was born about 2 1/2 years after they welcomed their first child, a son named Jackson, in 2017 (via People). The Roloffs' newest addition also comes after Tori Roloff shut down rumors she was expecting again a little over a year after Jackson was born. At that moment, though, People reported the reality TV star also revealed to fans, "No one wants to see baby J be a big brother more than I do but let's wait patiently together!" 

Well, the couple announced earlier this year that the wait was over, and they were expecting a baby girl. Since then, fans have likely been wondering what the couple's first daughter would be named. Good news — you don't have to wonder any more. In the post announcing the birth, Tori also revealed the baby's name: Lilah Ray. 

Lilah Ray's name is adorably perfect

Choosing a baby name can be one of the most pressing tasks for parents-to-be — the child will have to live with the name forever, after all. While Zach and Tori haven't yet revealed the reason they chose Lilah's name, InTouch reported in September that the couple had already chosen it. So it's safe to say that whenever they landed on the moniker, they knew it was the perfect fit. 

According to Behind The Name, the name Lilah is derived from an Arabic word that means "night." The name Ray, on the other hand, is a typically masculine name meaning "beam of light." 

Time will only tell if the Roloffs will give any insight into the decision making that went into Lilah's name. Given what the names mean though, it's an adorably perfect name for a baby girl who undoubtedly brought a little bit (or a whole lot of) light into the couple's world. After all, they did tell People she was the "perfect addition" to their family.

Zach and Tori compromised on son Jackson's name

In a 2017 clip from Little People, Big World, Zach and Tori discuss names for their first baby. Zach revealed he's a fan of more traditional names, like "Jack," "Mike," and "Timothy." Tori, on the other hand, tends to prefer names that are more unique, saying, "I like names that not everyone has. Like when your child goes to school, he's one of the only kids that has that name." In the same clip, she even mentions the name Lilah — perhaps doling out a self-fulfilling prophecy. 

Jackson, while undoubtedly a popular name these days, isn't as common as the names it derives from, Jack or John. In fact, Jackson is most commonly a surname. According to The Chicago Tribune, though surnames have been used as first names for hundreds of years, the trend has been steadily growing in recent years. Jennifer Moss, CEO of, believes the reason for this trend is the growing interest in genealogy. 

While we don't know for sure what drove Zach and Tori to the name Jackson, the fact that Zach revealed he was a fan of the name "Jack" and Tori wanted a name that was a bit more unique, gives us a suspicion their son's name was the perfect compromise between the two.

Zach and Tori's niece has a unique and meaningful name

In late 2017, Zach's twin brother Jeremy and his wife Audrey welcomed their first child, a girl named Ember. In an Instagram post celebrating Ember's first eight months, Audrey cheekily pointed out that her daughter's name was a play on her birth month. The caption reads, "Melting hearts since SeptEMBER of 2017." 

Cute as that is, wordplay wasn't the only reason the couple chose the name. The name "Ember" is not at all common and is obviously derived from the word that means "a glowing fragment from a fire." Good Housekeeping reported on the sweet reason the couple chose this seemingly random, albeit adorable, name: campfires have a special place in their hearts. 

Audrey said of the name, "Jer and I fell in love around campfires, so campfires and embers had a lot of significance for our relationship." She further expanded on her daughter's name in a post from September 2017, writing, "Sweet little Ember, may you always be a light in the darkness, glowing in all you do, enduring, fierce, and hard to extinguish." 

Choosing a name is one of the most difficult parts of becoming parents, but it seems the Roloff family continues to get it just right when naming their newest additions.