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Nikita star Devon Sawa & wife Dawni welcomed a baby boy on January 9th.  Son Hudson, “8 lbs., 1 oz. of pure love,” is the couple’s first child.

WHAT IT MEANS:  Son of Hudde

WHERE IT ORIGINATED:   A Medieval English surname referring to a son of Hudde, which was a diminutive form of Hugh or Richard.

POTENTIAL NICKNAMES: Hud has a lot of moxie!

KNOW THIS: Hudson’s rise to popularity (currently the 93rd most common name for boys) started in 1995 due to its association with Hudson Street, a short-lived ABC comedy starring Tony Danza.

POP CULTURE CONNECTION: Hud was the name of the macho title character of an iconic Paul Newman film.

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