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Beulah 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 also pronounced similarly to Bella and Beyla. Another suggested similar baby name is Geulah.
Popularity of Beulah
Beulah is a very popular first name for females (#360 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#74966 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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