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Subject: Misha on females in eastern europe?
Author: beethoven   (Authenticated as blaaarg)
Date: April 3, 2010 at 7:46:11 PM
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?

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