Maroussia(mah-ROO-sha): Russian. I don't know the meaning of this name, but it is the name of the hero's wife in the spectacular Russian film by Nikita Mikhailkov, "Burnt by the Sun."
Marusha is an intimate diminutive of the Russian form of Maria. A woman named Maria would be called Masha by people who know her, but Marusha only by people who are very close to her.
See Also: Maria, Mary
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