Beulah

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

In the Bible, Beulah is a place, not a person, applied to the land of Israel by the prophet Isaiah. The land of Beulah has sometimes been considered a reference to heaven. Beulah began to be used as a given name in England at the time of the Reformation and was used by the seventeenth century Puritans.

The Beulah Show ran on the radio in the 1940s and became a television sitcom in the 1950s, the first to feature an African-American title character. But that accomplishment is undercut by the fact that Beulah is a somewhat stereotypical maid.

Only 14 baby girls were named Beulah in the US in 2015. So yes, the name Beulah would challenge the most audacious baby namer--but maybe that audacious baby namer is you.

Famous People Named Beulah

Beulah Bondi, American actress
Beulah McGillicutty (born Trisa Hayes), American pro wrestler
Beulah Marie Dix, American screenwriter
Beulah Thomas, birth name of Sippie Wallace, American blues singer
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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