Where did the baby name Judalon come from in 1953?

The character Judalon de Bornay from the movie "The Iron Mistresss" (1952).
Judalon from “The Iron Mistress

The name Judalon has appeared in the U.S. baby name data just once so far:

  • 1955: unlisted
  • 1954: unlisted
  • 1953: 11 baby girls named Judalon [debut]
  • 1952: unlisted
  • 1951: 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.

P.S. The similar name Judaline was one-hit wonder several years earlier…

One thought on “Where did the baby name Judalon come from in 1953?

  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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