Carla Bruni baby bump.jpgCarla Bruni-Sarkozy has welcomed a daughter with her husband, French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

The former supermodel gave birth to the baby girl last week. She has named her Giulia, which is Italian for Julia. It is the first child born to a ruling French leader since Napoleon. It is Sarkozy's fourth child (he has three sons from two previous marriages), while Giulia is the second child for Carla who also has a son from an earlier relationship.

"I am deeply touched by the many messages of congratulations that I have received since the birth of our daughter Giulia," Bruni wrote on her website. "On this happy occasion, my husband joins me in expressing our warmest thanks to all those of you who sent us these tokens of your kindness."