Beulah

First Name
73k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
232
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Beulah

"Beulah" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Married". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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A biblical name applied to the land of Israel, from Hebrew beulah "married (woman)", taken up as a given name by Puritans.

  1. A female given name.
  2. A village in Michigan.
  3. A town in Mississippi.
  4. A city in North Dakota.
  5. A census-designated place in Wyoming.
  6. One of two villages in Wales.

Notable Persons Named Beulah

Beulah McGillicutty is a wrestler. Beulah was born on March 14th, 1969 in Muskegon, Michigan.

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Beulah Bondi was an actress. Her career lasted from 1895 to 1976. Beulah was given the name Beulah Bondy on May 3rd, 1889 in Valparaiso, Indiana, U.S. She left this life on January 11th, 1981.

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Beah Richards was an actor and actress. She was most active from 1955 to 1955. Beah was given the name Beulah Elizabeth Richardson on July 12th, 1920 in Vicksburg, Mississippi, U.S. She left this life on September 14th, 2000.

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Sippie Wallace was a blues and jazz singing, pianist, organist, and songwriter. She plays Piano and Organ (music). Her most notable accomplishments were from 1918 to 1986. Sippie was given the name Beulah Thomas on November 1st, 1898. She died on November 1st, 1986.

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Maud Allan was an artist in the fields of dance and choreography. Maud was given the name Beulah Maude Durrant on August 27th, 1873 in Toronto. She died on October 7th, 1956.

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Irene Hervey was an actress and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1933 to 1944. Irene was given the name Beulah Irene Herwick on July 11th, 1909 in California, U.S. She breathed her last breath on December 20th, 1998.

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How popular is the baby name Beulah in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 131 131 0
1881 162 162 0
1882 190 190 0
1883 217 217 0
1884 233 233 0
1885 309 309 0 #97 girl name
1886 345 345 0 #98 girl name
1887 355 355 0 #90 girl name
1888 426 426 0 #95 girl name
1889 498 498 0 #82 girl name
1890 573 573 0 #79 girl name
1891 526 526 0 #81 girl name
1892 644 638 6 #77 girl name
1893 622 622 0 #80 girl name
1894 675 675 0 #79 girl name
1895 760 760 0 #74 girl name
1896 750 750 0 #77 girl name
1897 688 688 0 #81 girl name
1898 789 783 6 #82 girl name
1899 770 770 0 #76 girl name
1900 981 974 7 #78 girl name
1901 859 859 0 #74 girl name
1902 878 873 5 #77 girl name
1903 920 920 0 #72 girl name
1904 983 983 0 #72 girl name
1905 968 968 0 #77 girl name
1906 980 980 0 #75 girl name
1907 1,092 1,092 0 #73 girl name
1908 1,020 1,015 5 #82 girl name
1909 1,052 1,052 0 #80 girl name
1910 1,137 1,131 6 #83 girl name
1911 1,252 1,244 8 #79 girl name
1912 1,615 1,607 8 #80 girl name
1913 1,646 1,640 6 #85 girl name
1914 1,776 1,776 0 #96 girl name
1915 2,282 2,268 14 #95 girl name
1916 2,408 2,401 7 #97 girl name
1917 2,244 2,232 12
1918 2,372 2,363 9
1919 2,217 2,212 5
1920 2,383 2,377 6
1921 2,322 2,313 9
1922 2,104 2,096 8
1923 2,060 2,051 9
1924 2,010 2,005 5
1925 1,785 1,777 8
1926 1,651 1,651 0
1927 1,665 1,658 7
1928 1,429 1,422 7
1929 1,277 1,277 0
1930 1,216 1,210 6
1931 1,074 1,063 11
1932 1,005 998 7
1933 902 897 5
1934 932 932 0
1935 850 844 6
1936 748 743 5
1937 723 718 5
1938 695 690 5
1939 574 574 0
1940 621 621 0
1941 554 554 0
1942 508 508 0
1943 502 502 0
1944 461 461 0
1945 394 394 0
1946 353 353 0
1947 371 371 0
1948 326 326 0
1949 317 317 0
1950 288 288 0
1951 232 232 0
1952 202 202 0
1953 182 182 0
1954 195 195 0
1955 152 152 0
1956 139 139 0
1957 142 142 0
1958 131 131 0
1959 117 117 0
1960 80 80 0
1961 95 95 0
1962 88 88 0
1963 92 92 0
1964 78 78 0
1965 62 62 0
1966 46 46 0
1967 65 65 0
1968 28 28 0
1969 37 37 0
1970 50 50 0
1971 35 35 0
1972 26 26 0
1973 27 27 0
1974 33 33 0
1975 23 23 0
1976 26 26 0
1977 20 20 0
1978 27 27 0
1979 19 19 0
1980 21 21 0
1981 20 20 0
1982 20 20 0
1983 17 17 0
1984 19 19 0
1985 17 17 0
1986 12 12 0
1987 11 11 0
1988 16 16 0
1989 16 16 0
1990 14 14 0
1991 12 12 0
1992 7 7 0
1993 5 5 0
1994 10 10 0
1995 9 9 0
1996 7 7 0
1997 9 9 0
1998 5 5 0
1999 6 6 0
2000 7 7 0
2001 7 7 0
2002 9 9 0
2003 5 5 0
2004 12 12 0
2005 9 9 0
2006 9 9 0
2007 7 7 0
2008 7 7 0
2009 6 6 0
2010 5 5 0
2012 12 12 0
2013 14 14 0
2014 11 11 0
2015 14 14 0
2016 15 15 0

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Popularity of Beulah as a first name

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Popularity of Beulah as a last name

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Common last names for Beulah

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • White
  • Martin
  • Thompson
  • Anderson
  • Thomas
  • Jackson
  • Clark
  • Harris
  • Hall
  • Walker

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Beulah U.S.
  White 8.62% 64.26%
  African American 81.03% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.02% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.17% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.16% 16.26%

Of Last Name Beulah

People with the last name Beulah are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Beulah

  • How Popular is the name Beulah? Beulah is the 786th most popular name of all time. As a last name Beulah was the 81,458th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Beulah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 73,296 babies born with the first name Beulah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Beulah to occupy the country of Dominica with an estimated population of 71,293 (as of May 14, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Beulah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 131 new born babies.
  • When was Beulah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Beulah is Sunday, February 6th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Beulah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Beulah was in 1916 with a total of 2,401 babies. That's a lot of babies named Beulah!
  • Random Beulah Factoid: According to the 1923 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Beulah ranks 85th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Kansas. Imagine that, 45 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 1923.
  • Weird things about the name Beulah: Your name in reverse order is Halueb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lebhua. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Beulah? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 232 people with the last name Beulah.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Beulah? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Beulah as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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