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Meaning and name origin

Beulah \be(u)-lah\ as a girl's name is pronounced BYOO-lah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Beulah is "bride". Biblical: a name symbolic of the heavenly Zion. Used to refer to Israel, and in John Bunyan's "The Pilgrim's Progress", Beulah is the promised land. First became used as a girl's name in the late 16th century. References to "Beulah land" appear in American spirituals. The name was made famous by Mae West's instruction to her maidservant: "Beulah, peel me a grape". American actress Beulah Bondi.


Beulah has 5 variant forms: Beaulah, Beula, Bewlah, Bulah and Byulah.


Beulah is a very popular first name for females (#360 out of 4276, Top 8%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#74966 out of 88799, Top 84%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Beulah for girls. Beulah reached its highest rank of #77 in the U.S. in 1900-1909. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Beulah name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Beulah outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Beulah and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Bulah, Beulah, Beula and Beaulah. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Beaulah, Beula, Beulah, Bulah in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Beulah and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Beulah is also pronounced similarly to Bella and Beyla. Another suggested similar baby name is Geulah. These names tend to be less commonly used than Beulah.