My grandparents generation were Polish immigrants. One of the women was named Mischia. She named her daughter Mischia, and my sister's middle name is Mischia after both of them.
Am I correct in assuming Mischia is a variation of Misha? It's just pronounced Meesha.
From everything I've seen on this site and elsewhere, Misha is pretty much a boys' name in Eastern European countries. It is just not a girls' name. So was my aunt's name really Aunt Mike, just a random anomaly? Or was there any kind of female precedent?