What does Beulah mean?
Beulah \be(u)-lah\ as a girls' 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 prominent first name for females (#360 out of 4276, Top 8%) and a slightly less prominent last name for all people (#74966 out of 88799, Top 84%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Beulah for girls. Beulah reached its apex rank of #77 in the U.S. during 1900-1909, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Beulah and associated names. Popular variation forms of Beulah listed in the Top 1000 are Bulah, Beula and Beaulah. This girl name reached the apex of its popularity during the years 1890-1899 and has become much less popular since, with the forms Bulah, Beulah and Beaulah becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)