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What does Beulah mean?

Beulah Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: biblical, israel, 16th century.


Beulah has 5 variants: Beaulah, Beula, Bewlah, Bulah and Byulah.

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)

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Beulah name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Beulah outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl 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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Beulah, Beaulah, Beula, Bulah in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Beulah and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.

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