Where did the baby name Judalon come from?

Judalon, character in Iron Mistress

The baby name Judalon has managed to make the SSA’s baby name list just once:

  • 1954: unlisted
  • 1953: 11 baby girls named Judalon [debut]
  • 1952: unlisted

Where did it come from?

The movie The Iron Mistress (1952), a fictionalized account of American frontiersman James “Jim” Bowie, who lent his name to the Bowie knife. His love interest in the movie is wealthy New Orleans woman Judalon de Bornay (who, as far as I can tell, never existed in real life).

The roles were played by Alan Ladd and Virginia Mayo.

One thought on “Where did the baby name Judalon come from?

  1. I’ve always been happy that I had a unique name. Biggest problem is people have problems pronouncing it correctly. I do believe, after reading Bowie’s life story that Judalon was his true love interest.

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