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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.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A female given name.
    • Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.
    • 2003 Rita Dove, Earl G. Ingersoll, Conversations with Rita Dove, Univ. of Mississippi, →ISBN, page 43:
      I was into names then for some reason, and hit upon the name Beulah. When I was a child it was a name like Bertha, and you made a joke about Beulah, Big Beulah. I thought, wouldn't it be nice to use the name Beulah and try to get it in a poem.
  2. A village in and the county seat of Benzie County, 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.