Where did the baby name Allida come from in 1945?

The character Allida Bederaux from the movie "Experiment Perilous" (1944).
Allida from “Experiment Perilous”

The name Allida has appeared in the U.S. baby name data only twice:

  • 1947: unlisted
  • 1946: 11 baby girls named Allida
  • 1945: 23 baby girls named Allida
  • 1944: unlisted
  • 1943: unlisted

What put it there?

The long-forgotten movie Experiment Perilous, released in December of 1944.

It featured a character named Allida Bederaux who was played by actress Hedy Lamarr.

Here’s the movie trailer [vid].

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