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My great-great grandmother was named Jarusha which is spelled differently. Don’t know why she was named this name. Very unusual, but not in her days of the 1800’s.
Jarusha  5/23/2018
This name could not be anything but feminine to me and I love it. It is the name of the wife of a King, which was cool. Also, the meaning is great. A name I get a similar feel from is Keziah.
XironDarkstar  5/5/2018
Means "inheritance" in Hebrew.
F0X  6/6/2017
My name is Jerusha. I get many compliments about it but many people pronounce it wrong too. But no one ever pronounced it as Joshua. My dad named me after Julie Andrews' character in Hawaii. I hated it when I was younger, But now I really like my uncommon name.
― Anonymous User  12/28/2015
It honors Gods jewel Jerusalem.
― Anonymous User  12/5/2013
I am probably a bit biased, as an intelligent, bubbly friend from my childhood was named Jerusha. It's a name that initially intrigued me. I wouldn't use it, but it's an interesting name. Said friend personally loved her name and also loved my nickname for her, 'Roo'.
xtaibee  2/18/2012
The central character in "Daddy Long Legs" is an orphan who goes by the name of Judy but was given the name Jerusha as a baby.
Anneza  11/11/2010
Despite it ending with an 'a', it sounds really masculine. Don't really care for it.
Chrila96  10/2/2010
I love this name, though I prefer the original Hebrew pronunciation: yer-OO-shah.
erb816  6/15/2008
I generally dislike all Biblical names that go beyond two syllables, and, in fact, even many of the ones that are two syllables long, but I sort of like this name, but only in other languages than English. In English, the name has a harsh and ghetto-ish sound, whereas in many European languages, this name sounds, or would sound (as no one uses it), quite cute, like a Russian nickname for a Russian name.
slight night shiver  6/9/2008
Jerusha Bromley was the name of Julie Andrews' character in the 1966 movie "Hawaii."
canuckflame  5/10/2008
Too close to Joshua to be considered feminine to me. It is pretty, though. This name's growing on me.
Lady Seashell  4/18/2008
I think this is a beautiful name. You'd have to be brave enough to give your daughter a very unusual name. It deserves to be more widely used, however, I wouldn't want to see it become too popular.
queenv  9/30/2007
I like this name. I wouldn't use it, though, because I find obscure Biblical names are primarily confined to 17th century Puritan families and modern Evangelical groups.
― Anonymous User  5/30/2007
This is my name. Although I like it now it was a difficult name to grow up with as it is mispronounced very often.
admirenames  3/9/2007
Gigi Tchividjian, Billy Graham's daughter, named her youngest child Jerusha.
DLB  8/30/2006
Jerusha Hess was one of the writers for the movie 'Napoleon Dynamite'. I think it's a very pretty name.
toria  7/31/2006
Noah Webster of the famous Webster's Dictionary had an older sister named Jerusha.
― Anonymous User  12/3/2005
This name is pronounced yeh-roo-shah in Hebrew.
Miss Claire  12/5/2004

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