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

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.
People say my name is pretty and no one can spell it or pronounce it. A lot of people spell my name Gerusha or Jurusha. People have said my name is similar to Jerusalem. My PE coach thought my name was Jerusalem and Jerusha was short for it. Ever since my friends playfully tease me and call me jerusha. In third grade the office lady called me in the intercom to leave early and called me Joshua by accident and everyone teased me for a while and called me Joshua. Other else, Jerusha is a beautiful, biblical, and unique name.

Nicknames for Jerusha

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

I would choose Roo-Roo!

Jeru, Jera, Jay, Jerupoo, CleJer(CLEver JERusha), Jer

Meanings and history of the name Jerusha

Old Testament name of Hebrew origin, meaning 'inheritance, legacy.'
Jerusha was also the name of a biblical queen. Jerusha originates from Yerusha, meaning inheritance, possession, and banishment

Famous real-life people named Jerusha

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 Rose Abraham, author of “The Fabulous Land of Fantasia: The Missing Witch”

Jerusha in song, story & screen

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.
Jerusha Sturgis is a side character on the workplace comedy Superstore. She is the wife of store manager Glenn, and is plain spoken, religious, and somewhat eccentric.

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