By peoplestaff225
Updated July 08, 2008 06:00 AM

Actor Matthew McConaughey and model Camila Alves, 25, have welcomed their first child, a son. Levi Alves McConaughey was born on Monday, July 7th, at 6:22 p.m., weighing in at 7 lbs, 4 oz. In a statement, Matthew, 38, revealed,

Releasing their son’s name to OK!, Matthew explained that Levi is another name for the apostle Matthew in The Bible, and shared that his birth time holds special significance as well.

Levi’s middle name is Camila’s last, as "we wanted to incorporate her family name," stated Matthew.

The couple announced the pregnancy in January, sharing that they wanted a delivery surprise. The baby had been due in early July. Click here for our look back at Camila’s breezy SoCal style!

Source: OK!; Photo by Gaz Shirley/