What does Beulah mean?
Beulah [beu-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.
Affiliated girl name: Hephzibah.Creative forms:
(female) Baylah, Buelah, ..
(male) Beubal, Beulow, .. Middle name pairings:
Beulah Annabel (B.A.), ..
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. Demographics)
Presented below is the birth name history 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 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Below is a graphed study of the statistics of the girl name Beulah and associated names. Popular variation forms of Beulah are Bulah, Beula and Beaulah. These relations of Beulah reached the apex of their popularity 115 years ago (adoption of 0.3%), but now, forms such as Bulah have gone out of style.
Beulah▼ is pronounced similarly to Baila, Bayla, Belia, Bella, Beyla, Billa and Byla. Other recommended names are Akilah, Azubah, Barah, Bea, Beah, Beata, Bebba, Becca, Beckah, Beda, Bel, Bell▼, Belle▼, Bellva, Bena, Bera, Berta▼, Beta, Beth▼, Betha, Betia, Breah, Brendah, Brennah, Debrah, Deijah, Dejah▼, Denah, Eilah, Elah, Eulah, Geelah, Geulah, Hediah, Hedyah, Ieshah, Jaylah, Kaelah, Kailah, Karlah, Kaylah, Keevah, Keilah, Kelulah, Keturah, Keziah, Laylah▲, Leah▲, Leelah, Leilah, Lelah▼, Lenah, Lubah, Lylah▲, Lyubah, Nailah, Neomah, Nessah, Petulah, Qeturah, Selmah, Serah, Seula, Sheilah, Tsilah, Tzilah, Zelmah and Zillah. These names tend to be less commonly used than Beulah.See names in meaning and etymology.