Beulah

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Gender: F Meaning of Beulah: "married" Origin of Beulah: Hebrew

Poor Beulah was a victim of racial stereotyping as a black maid's name in countless movies and TV, shows, all but obliterating the valid credentials of this biblical name. In the Bible, Beulah is a place, not a person, applied to the land of Israel by the prophet Isaiah and the land of Beulah has sometimes been considered a reference to heaven. It began to be used as a given name in England at the time of the Reformation and was used by the seventeenth century Puritans.

So yes, Beulah would challenge the most audacious baby namer--but maybe that audacious baby namer is you.

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Famous People Named Beulah

Beulah Bondi, American actress
Beulah McGillicutty (born Trisa Hayes), American pro wrestler
Beulah Marie Dix, American screenwriter
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Beulah Louise Henry, American inventor called "Lady Edison"
Beulah Marguerite Poynter, American actress and author
Beulah Detwiler Gundling, American synchronized swimmer and choreographer
Beulah Elizabeth Burke, cofounder of the first black sorority in the U.S.
Beulah May Annan, American suspected murderer who inspired Roxie Hart in musical "Chicago"

Pop Culture References for the Name Beulah

"Beulah," radio and TV show featuring housekeeper Beulah Brown
Jackie Beulah Burkhart, character on TV's "That 70's Show"
Beulah, character in "Gillian" by Frank Yerby
Beulah, child of Elsie the Borden cow and Elmer the Bull, and twin to Beauregard
Beulah, American indie rock band
Beulah, in poet William Blake's mythology, "the realm of the Subconscious, the source of poetic inspiration and of dreams."

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