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What does Beulah mean?

Beulah Pronunciation of Beulah 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


VARIANTS Beaulah, Beula, Bewlah, Bulah, Byulah

SEE ALSO Hephzibah



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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, 2018)

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?

Popular variation forms of Beulah are Beaulah, Beula and Bulah. These relations of Beulah reached the apex of their popularity 118 years ago (ADOPTION OF 0.4%), but now, forms such as Beulah 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 sound-alike 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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