By Lisa Milbrand
December 14, 2014

It's a girl for Nashville actress Hayden Panettiere and her fiance, boxer Wladimir Klitschko. They welcomed Kaya Evdokia Klitschko last Tuesday.

Kaya is a Native American name that means "elder sister," and unlike its rhyming cousin, Maya, it's not been overly popular—it currently sits at #757 in popularity. Its biggest claim to fame is being the name of the American Girl historical Native American doll. It's also been used by several other celebrities, including model Cindy Crawford.

Evdokia is an old Greek name that means "pleasure and delight." It's relatively unheard of here, and I wonder if it has family significance to the couple. (There's also a 1970s Greek film about a prostitute that bears the name.)

What do you think of Hayden and Wladimir's name choices? Do you think they're going to launch a Kaya revolution?

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Image: Hayden Panettiere by Helga Esteb /


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