Jimmy Fallon welcomes his first child, a daughter named Winnie Rose Fallon

This week has been full of babies! Duchess Kate and Penelope Cruz gave birth to their babies – an British prince and a Spanish princess, respectively – on Monday, and on Tuesday, Jimmy Fallon and his wife Nancy Juvonen welcomed their first child, a little girl. And now we know the name… Winnie Rose Fallon! Is “Winnie” the real first name or is it short for something?

Surprise — Jimmy Fallon is a dad!

The Late Night host, 38, and wife Nancy Juvonen Fallon welcomed a baby girl on Tuesday, July 23 at 6:21 a.m., his rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

The first-time parents are “overjoyed about the arrival of their beautiful daughter,” the rep tells PEOPLE.

Fallon, who will take over The Tonight Show from Jay Leno next year, and his producer wife, 46, were married in December 2007.

Juvonen Fallon, who runs Flower Films with Drew Barrymore, has been referred to as “the coolest girl in the world” by her husband. Perhaps there’s now another lady in the running?

The couple’s latest addition will join Gary, the pair’s female golden retriever who often appears on his Emmy-nominated talk show.

Update: “I’m the father of a beautiful baby girl. Her name is Winnie Rose Fallon and she’s so cute. She’s 5 lbs., 9 oz. Me and my wife are so happy,” Fallon said during his monologue Wednesday. “Thank you all for all the well-wishes on Facebook and Twitter and the blogs. I’m just so happy.”

[From People]

I feel like I’ve heard “Winnie Rose” before, but I just Googled it and I can’t find the reference I’m thinking of. If they like the name “Winnie,” that’s great. My association – as with many people from my generation, probably – with the name is from Wonder Years and the character Winnie Cooper, played by Danica McKellar. That being said, I find that I like the flow of “Winnie Rose Fallon” a lot. And I’m sort of glad Winnie isn’t short for Winifred.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Aura says:

    I think Winnie Rose is an adorable name!

  2. brin says:

    Sweet name. Congrats to them, love Jimmy Fallon!

  3. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Cute name. Good for them and I like that Fallon’s wife isn’t someone obvious like a supermodel or a young actress.

  4. Samigirl says:

    Maybe it’s the dimples, but she doesn’t look 46! I think they are adorable together! Congrats!

  5. magpie says:

    In the Wonder Years “Winnie” was short for Gwendolyn.

  6. alison8761 says:

    but… winnie the pooh! or, winnie, more like weenie! or winnebago. Or some very clever people (yeah right) call him jimmy Failon. So. Winnie Failon.

    Oh well, I love Jimmy. and was really hoping he’d father MY children but whatever man.

  7. boredbrit says:

    He’s hot. Also, think they’d make great parents.

  8. Nessa says:

    I love this, man. He can do very little wrong in my eyes. He is on my forever dong list!

  9. mercy says:

    I love Jimmy. Had no idea he and his wife were expecting a baby. Her name is cute. As long as they don’t name the next one Tigger lol (though Roo wouldn’t be too bad. ;) )

  10. Dawn says:

    I like it too! I think it’s a sweet name and I like him so much too. Congrats to the Fallons.

  11. tracking says:

    Congrats to them! There were rumors about struggles in this area (unclear from the statement whether she or surrogate carried the babe)–so mazel mazel!!

  12. cubfan 34 says:

    When I frist glanced at the picture I thought he was standing next to Cheryl Tiegs.

  13. lisa says:

    i think it sounds terrible but it is not made up and when combined with the last name it is not a joke so i have no beef with it

  14. Itsa Reallyme says:

    I like the name. It’s a real name and not overly used. Congrats Jimmy, I think you’ll make a GREAT daddy!

  15. janie says:

    I love him… I was shocked to learn they had a baby? I don’t recall hearing she was pregnant? Congrats to them both! Such wonderful news!

  16. janie says:

    FYI… The gal in Lady Antebellum, Hilary Scott also gave birth on Monday to a baby girl! Congrats to all the new parents!

  17. Cupcake says:


    I’m impressed that she was able to have a baby at 46!!

  18. Winn says:

    That’s weird. Winnie Rose is my screen name on another website. Nice choice! Congrats to them!

  19. apsutter says:

    I’ve loved that name since The Wonder Years and I bet he was a big fan of it growing up.

  20. Lemony says:

    I think the name is very cute! His wife is very attractive, she looks much younger than 46.

  21. Katherine says:

    You got a hat for your daughter from Tweetlebug Boutique!

  22. Emily says:

    I’ve met and worked with Nancy–she’s a really nice, sweet woman. And I’ve also seen Jimmy Fallon out at the bars in NYC, hitting on pretty much any woman that walks up to him. There’s plenty of stories going around how he’s cheated on her in the past, and even now. I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re true, since he’s a pretty nasty drunk.