What does Beulah mean?
Beulah /beu-lah/ [2 sylls.] 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.
How popular is Beulah?
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 (#78326 out of 150436, Top 52%). (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. in the 1900s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Beulah and associated names. Popular variation forms of Beulah are Bulah, Beula and Beaulah. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during 1890-1899 (usage of 0.3985%) and have become much less popular since, with the forms Beaulah, Beulah and Bulah becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)