Where did the baby name Verree come from in 1934?

Actress Verree Teasdale, circa 1934
Actress Verree Teasdale

The very rare name Verree appeared for the first time in the U.S. baby name data in the mid-1930s:

  • 1936: unlisted
  • 1935: 6 baby girls named Verree
  • 1934: 5 baby girls named Verree [debut]
  • 1933: unlisted
  • 1932: unlisted

The similar name Veree also popped up in 1934 (and never came back, making it a one-hit wonder).

What was the influence? American actress Verree Teasdale, who appeared on stage and in films during the second quarter of the 20th century, particularly the 1930s.

I can’t pinpoint where her name came from, but apparently people misspelled it a lot:

Since deserting Broadway for Hollywood two years ago, Verree Teasdale has made rapid strides to movie fame. Her most difficult problem has been trying to get her name spelled correctly.

What do you think of the name Verree?

Image: Verree Teasdale, Photoplay, July 1934

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