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

Beulah Origin and Meaning

The name Beulah is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "married".

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.

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Pop Culture References for the name Beulah

Beula, Byulah, Bewlah


QueenieGuldbaek Says:


Bella is prettier.

QueenieGuldbaek Says:


It sounds like I'm expressing disgust every time I say this name.

Renee5322 Says:


It reminds me of the word "bugle." The "byool" sound is just... not that nice.

Yuma Says:


That actually doesn't make it a pun

Yuma Says:


That actually doesn't make it a pun

Inquisitor Says:


The first syllable of 'Beulah' / 'Beaulah' sounds the same as the first syllable as 'Beautiful,' so, yes, it was a pun. Glad to find someone else who likes the name, though!

Yuma Says:


I like Beulah a lot! Also, that wasn't a pun.

FantasyandPrayer Says:


Every so often I remember this name and can't help smiling... it's so pretty! Girly, yet energetic 😊

beachbear Says:


Names with the "ew" sound are an automatic no from me.

kendallrhea1 Says:


Anyone seen 'Come From Away'?

snowsbeloved Says:


Bee is super cute as a nickname!! It's time to make this name current again

Inquisitor Says:


I actually really like this one. I'm surprised so many dislike it!

My grandmother had a slight variation of it, spelled 'Beaulah' but still pronounced 'Byou-lah,' and ever since I heard that name I have fallen in love with it. I think it would sound beautiful—pun intended—with Eleanor and/or Rose for middles, but that's my opinion. Bee and Bo / Beau would be cute nickname choices, for either the frilly girl or the tomboy.

In complete honesty, it does sound a bit outdated, however; and that could be a problem for some parents.

snowsbeloved Says:


Beautiful biblical connotations... But still sounds awful :(

Zelliew Says:


This name ia totally unflattering

Daiseymae Says:


I think it is worse than Bertha.

SimoneKadele Says:


OHHHH. I was pronouncing it wrong! I always thought it had a terrible sound, but I'm so "stoopid"! LOL. It doesn't actually sound that bad now...

SweetPraline Says:


Biblical name with a strong sound. It reminds me of my nickname, Bekah. It's on my list but isn't a strong contender. I do like it, though.

Analia Says:


OMG haha that comment made me laugh out loud

kendallrhea1 Says:


Beulah... Beulah... Beulah...

Anyone else think this is the New Jersey remake of Ferris Bueller's Day Off?

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Catastroffy Says:


How is this pronounced?

Foremerlyimnotputtingmynameonl Says:


I like this surprisingly well...especially with the modern nickname Blue..Beu (Bee and yoo smashed together) would work also, but is not my favorite. I like this name better in a double name, though.