Jerusha Name Meaning & Origin

Jerusha

Pronunciation: jeh-ROO-shə (key)

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Jerusha was the name of the heroine in the 1960's movie, "Hawaii." She was a virtuous missionary.

Personal experiences with the name Jerusha: | Edit

Sounds like Jerusalem
Having grown up whit this name I've been called Jeruselem and Jershua a lot. Usually people comment that it's unusual or pretty. Most people cannot pronounce it.

I like it, it's very unique.

Nicknames for Jerusha: | Edit

Jerri, Ru, Rudy, J-roo, Juice, Jrsh (all vowels removed), J

I would choose Roo-Roo!

Meanings and history of the name Jerusha: | Edit

Old Testament name of Hebrew origin, meaning 'inheritance, legacy.'

Famous real-life people named Jerusha: | Edit

Jerusha Clark, spiritual author
Jerusha Hess, co-writer and co-director of the films "Napoleon Dynamite" and "Nacho Libre".
Jerusha Stewart, "The Last Single Girl in the World" and author of "The Single Girl’s Manifesta".
Jerusha Barden, first wife of Hyrum Smith, who was a leader in the early Latter Day Saint movement.

Jerusha in song, story & screen: | Edit

Jerusha is the missionary heroine in James Michener's "Hawaii".
Jerusha Abbott, fictional character in Jean Webster's novel "Daddy Long-Legs".
Jerusha is one of the few females named in the Bible. Name is seen in 2 Kings 15:32.

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