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 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).
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).