Stevie Wonder Gives Baby Number 9 a Festive Holiday Name

stevie wonderWelcome baby number nine! Stevie Wonder's girlfriend, Tomeeka Robyn Bracy, gave birth to the couple's second child, a daughter. The latest addition comes at the perfect time and has been given an appropriately holiday-themed name: Nia.


Wonder, 64, chose the name Nia because it means "purpose" in Swahili. On top of that, the pretty moniker is also one of the names of the seven days of Kwanzaa. Nia, the fifth day of the holiday, is dedicated to nurturing and building the general community in order to restore people to their original greatness.

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And what perfect timing too! A December baby with a festive name.

We can already think of a couple famous Nias. Think Nia Vardalos, who starred in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, or Nia Long, who is best known for her appearances on Fresh Prince of Bel Air. But the name itself has just recently started picking up speed. It peaked in popularity in 2006 and has held steady as a popular name ever since.

This latest Nia will surely add to the name's recent resurgence.

Congratulations to Wonder and Bracy!

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