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This name is pronounced yeh-roo-shah in Hebrew.
-- Miss Claire  12/5/2004
Noah Webster of the famous Webster's Dictionary had an older sister named Jerusha.
-- Anonymous User  12/3/2005
Jerusha Hess was one of the writers for the movie 'Napoleon Dynamite'. I think it's a very pretty name.
-- toria  7/31/2006
Gigi Tchividjian, Billy Graham's daughter, named her youngest child Jerusha.
-- DLB  8/30/2006
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
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
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
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
Jerusha Bromley was the name of Julie Andrews' character in the 1966 movie "Hawaii."
-- canuckflame  5/10/2008
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
I love this name, though I prefer the original Hebrew pronunciation: yer-OO-shah.
-- erb816  6/15/2008
Despite it ending with an 'a', it sounds really masculine. Don't really care for it.
-- Chrila96  10/2/2010
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
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
It honors Gods jewel Jerusalem.
-- Anonymous User  12/5/2013

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