Beulah (given name)

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Pronunciation /ˈbjuːlə/
Gender female
Language(s) Hebrew
Word/name Book of Isaiah
Meaning married

Beulah (/ˈbjuːlə/) is a feminine given name. It is originally a Hebrew word (בְּעוּלָ֑ה bə‘ūlāh), used in the Book of Isaiah as a prophesied attribute of the land of Israel. In the King James version the word is transliterated and also translated as "married", see Isaiah 62:4. An alternative translation is "espoused", see for example Isaiah 62:4 (Mechon Mamre).

"Beulah" has also been used in literature as the name of a mystical place, somewhere between Earth and Heaven. It was so used in The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan and in the works of William Blake, for example several times in The Four Zoas.[1]

People with this name[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Beulah McInnerny, a minor character from the animated children's series Arthur

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