Characters / 19 Kids and Counting

In-progress page for the cast of now-cancelled reality show 19 Kids & Counting.

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    Duggar Parents 

James Robert "Jim-Bob" Duggar

The patriarch of the Duggar clan. A real estate agent and former Arkansas state representative.

Michelle Annette Duggar (née Ruark)

Jim-Bob's wife and mother to the 19 kids.
  • Extreme Doormat: Does whatever Jim Bob tells her to do, and goes along with it.

    Duggar Kids 

Tropes applying to all the kids in general:

Joshua James "Josh"

The eldest of the titular 19 Kids. He is married to Anna Keller Duggar, and they have four children together: Mackynzie, Michael, Marcus, and Meredith.
  • Theme Naming: Followed in his parents' footsteps in giving his kids names starting with the same letter. However, he and Anna chose to go with the letter M.

Jana Marie

The second child out of 19, and twin to John-David.


The third child of 19, and twin to Jana.
  • The Quiet One: He spends rather little time on camera and is quiet whenever he appears. He doesn't talk very much and like Jana, seems very reserved.

Jill Michelle Dillard

Jessa Lauren Seewald

Jinger Nicole

Joseph Garrett

Josiah Matthew


Jedidiah Robert

Jeremiah Robert

Jason Michael

James Andrew

Justin Samuel

Jackson Levi

Johannah Faith

Jennifer Danielle

  • Out of Focus: Jennifer and Jordyn are sometimes referred to as the "lost girls".

Jordyn-Grace Makiya

  • Out of Focus: Jennifer and Jordyn are sometimes referred to as the "lost girls".
  • The Unfavorite: Due to Josie being born prematurely and needing a lot of attention, Michelle barely spent time with Jordyn as a baby and rarely if ever interacts with her while she showers Josie with attention.

Josie Brooklyn

    Other Relatives 

Anna Renée Duggar (née Keller)

Josh Duggar's wife and mother of their four children. She has seven siblings who she seems quite close to off-camera.
  • Extreme Doormat: She's staying with Josh not only after it was revealed that he molested his younger sisters, but also when she learned that he cheated on her.

Derick Michael Dillard

Jill's husband and father of their son Israel David.

Benjamin Michael Seewald

Jessa's husband and father of their son, Spurgeon Elliot. Like his wife he is a bit...polarizing with his views of Catholics.

Jeremy Joseph Vuolo

Jinger's husband, a former American soccer player from Texas.

Amy Rachelle King (née Duggar)

The "rebellious" cousin, and daughter of Jim Bob's sister Deanna. She's actually a fairly normal young woman from Arkansas who wears jeans and listens to rock music, which are no-nos in the very strict brand of Christianity her uncle, aunt, and cousins adhere to.

Mary Duggar

The original Mrs. Duggar, she is Jim Bob's mother. After her husband Jimmy Lee's death she moved in with her son and his family.

    Friends & Guests 

Bates Family