Beulah Origin and Meaning

The name Beulah is 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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Famous People Named Beulah

  • Beulah BondiAmerican actress
  • Beulah McGillicuttyring name of Trisa Hayes, American pro wrestler
  • Beulah Marie DixAmerican screenwriter
  • Beulah Thomasbirth name of Sippie Wallace, American blues singer
  • Beulah Louise HenryAmerican inventor called "Lady Edison"
  • Beulah Marguerite PoynterAmerican actress and author
  • Beulah Detwiler GundlingAmerican synchronized swimmer and choreographer
  • Beulah Elizabeth Burkecofounder of the first black sorority in the U.S.
  • Beulah May AnnanAmerican suspected murderer who inspired Roxie Hart in musical "Chicago"

Beulah in Pop Culture

  • Beulah Brownmain character in radio and TV series "Beulah"
  • Beulahcharacter in "Gillian" by Frank Yerby
  • Beulahcalf of Elsie the Borden cow and Elmer the Bull; twin to Beauregard
  • Jackie Beulah Burkhartcharacter on TV's "That 70's Show"
  • BeulahAmerican indie rock band
  • Beulahin poet William Blake's mythology, "the realm of the Subconscious, the source of poetic inspiration and of dreams."