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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Beulah
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Beulah in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Beulah:
Records indicate that 71,692 girls in the United States have been named Beulah since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1916, when 2,397 people in the U.S. were given the name Beulah. Those people are now 100 years old.
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Comments about the name Beulah
Based on the comments submitted below
16 Positive Comments
"I love this name, it gets prettier to my ear over the years. My grandmother, born 1901, had this name and did not like it, but she accepted it, as the woman of strength, love and character she proved to be her whole life. The deeper meaning it carries of being espoused to the Lord connotes acceptance, forgiveness, and the highest of hopes (heaven). i see it making a comeback!" Jul. 15, 2015:
"It is my name and I like it, some people pronounce it wrong,but it doesn't bother me." Mar. 20, 2015:
"it would be sad for anyone make me change my name. i love my parents and i love the name i was given by them...pple would have to deal with it as i deal with theirs!!! i wuld be insecure to let people dictate my change of name...when it is not based on marriage (my last name being changed that is)" Jan. 3, 2012:
"My mom's name and she was a beautiful person with lots of friends. She liked her name. Many people cannot spell Beulah though. I always think of Beulah Land." May. 12, 2011:
"Its my name and i love it, its different and gets people's attention unlike the usual boring kate's and Sarah's.
We were given our names for a reason and should be proud of them.
My nan was called Beulah and im proud to be named after her." Feb. 28, 2011:
"I have An office Colleague with tht name, and the name is actually beautiful. Its Sounds so classy, That it made me come all the way here to write this comment! LOL
---Poison_Supply" Oct. 20, 2009:
"this is a beautiful name! too bad i already have my kids' names picked out.." Aug. 22, 2009:
"This is my name - though spelt (Beaulah)... I always felt uncomfortable with it and would have to repeat it a lot - plus spelling was a nightmare... but now I am learning to love it. Everyone who hears it says "what a beautiful name" so maybe I can forgive my mother for giving me such a weird name =P" May. 12, 2009:
"Its me Beulah.. I Love this Name alot.. bcos.. Its de land of Lord.. Its symbolizes Hope, Future and the Promised land Heaven.." Mar. 19, 2009:
"It was my grandmother's name and it is beautiful and unique, just like her!" Dec. 14, 2008:
"People may pronounce it wrong or even find it hard to pronounce. But the fact remains, that Beulah is the blessed one, the bride and it is a Biblical name in whom the Lord desires. For those of you who do not like it, try and think about it from God's point of view! and you will sure love it." Sep. 28, 2008:
"I love this name for this reason: in Isaiah 62:4, God speaks of giving his people a new name. From Deserted and Desolate to Hephzibah (my delight is in her) and Beula (bride). I'm 15 years old, and whenever I feel like I'm not good enough or pretty enough, I revel in the fact that I am God's bride (as a part of the church), and that I am His delight. Isn't that wonderful????" Jun. 13, 2008:
"This is my name currently, and while I used to hate it when I was younger and wanted to change it, I have come to *love* it for it's meaning. Besides, more and more people now comment on how pretty the name is. Maybe old-fashioned names are coming back. Who knows?" Apr. 4, 2008:
"It was my grandmothers name. She was born in the 1890's, so it was more acceptable at that time. I wouldn't subject any of my daughters to the name today. Still she was a wonderful woman with many qualities that I hope to pass along to my daughters." May. 7, 2007:
"Beulah was my mother's first name. Since she died when I was 10, I have only vague memories of her. I love the name for the fact that it was my mother's name. I realize that the modern crowd would not like it, but anyone can mispronounce a name and make something ugly of it. Think of the person who named you and how they felt about you...that will make the name more palatible." Apr. 24, 2007:
"I love this name (it was my great-grandmother's). I wish we still used more of these old fashioned names." Apr. 11, 2007:
5 Negative Comments
"My grandmother is named Beulah- She is 86 today and a great kind arm hearted person. She lost her husband over 30 years ago and had to re-invent herself to pay bills nad she did at age 50 so mad props since not easy to do. I wonder how many people are left with this name. I know she hates it as middle name Evelyn much prettier and she always said she could kill hee mom for giving her this name but it's unique and I'm afraid a dead name as once that generation passes the name will fade into oblivion as parents think Dakota a better choice now I guess- Rock on Grandma- I love ya" May. 1, 2013:
"I don't think all old-fashioned names are coming back, and certainly not this one - partly because of the black maid connotations it had acquired around the middle of the 20th century. One can get away with choosing, say, Pearl or Matilda or Hazel for their baby girls, but it really would take smoking marijuana to go as far as Beulah or Ethel or Hortense - all old lady names with negative connotations that should perhaps stay in the past for ever. Just think, though, that if one did go as far as, well, just Pearl or Matilda or Hazel, a grandchild called Gwen or Kathleen or Peggy or Darlene and then a great-grandchild called Lisa or Kelly or Angela or Jennifer or Kimberly may follow." Apr. 14, 2008:
"Unfortunately, this is forever associated with black housemaids in various films (as in the 1933 film I'm No Angel in which Mae West said to her maidservant "Beulah, peel me a grape") and radio/television programmes - the 1950s television show, simply entitled Beulah, was based on a 1940s radio show entitled The Beulah Show where, bizarrely, the maid was voiced by a white actor (and I mean actor, not actress) on that radio show. The white American actress Beulah Bondi came on the scene to play character roles in films such as Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939) and It's A Wonderful Life (1946), so she can hardly have helped the name." Feb. 5, 2008:
"My name is Beulah, and I hate it! People often make fun of the way it sounds. I legally changed it, too, to Maddie. I love that name." Jan. 28, 2007:
"This was my name, but I had it legally changed. People always made fun of it, except for a few stupid ones who'd say, oh, I like it, while they laughed.
I guess the correct way to pronouce it is "BEW-lah." If there's a prettier way, I wish somebody had told me. It's ugly, ugly, ugly." Aug. 22, 2005:
8 Neutral Comments
"My mother's name is Beulah, and she is a very caring, loving and kind person, she helps everyone that needs assistance. When she sees someone who seems lonely she will make a friend of them. When l think of the name Beulah l think of my mother. A beautiful name a beautiful woman." Jan. 4, 2013:
"the only Beulah I know is not a very nice person even so I like the name. I often have heard people pronounce it wrong." May. 13, 2011:
"My name is Beulah, it means the married one,i actually like my name, it sounds better than Maddie...." Oct. 11, 2010:
"The Beulah Show started off as a 1940s radio show, in which the African-American housemaid of that name was voiced by a WHITE MALE. In the 1950s TV show of that name, firstly Ethel Waters, then Louise Beavers, and finally Hattie McDaniel took the role of the title character. Since then, a name like Beulah, popular in the 1900s, has been virtually unusable. Not even the white American actress Beulah Bondi had ever helped!" Nov. 16, 2009:
"beulah is the name of our house.and people always spell it wrong we love the name and this is the first time thst i have look up the meaning 26aug 08" Aug. 26, 2008:
"Beulah is a royal,classy name. It means the Lord delights in you, protected.
The negative connotation in the american culture doesnt take away its meaning.
I love that name, its not a cheap name" Jul. 15, 2008:
"The name of a black maid on television in 1950s America - and also of the white American actress Beulah Bondi." Oct. 11, 2007:
"Whenever I hear this name it reminds me of Beulah Bondi, that actress from the films 'Mr Smith Goes To Washington' and 'It's A Wonderful Life', in which she played Jimmy Stewart's mother, or that 1950s African-American television show 'Beulah', hence the slang word for any black woman in the United States working for a white family, just like the character did." Jan. 20, 2007:
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