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Chekov used the name Masha for a couple of characters.
― Anonymous User  12/19/2005
The Bulgarian "Maria Ilieva" known as "Masha Ilieva" is one of the best Bulgarian prima ballerinas.
iva_toneva  5/24/2006
There was an adopted Russian girl on Oprah with that name and an amazing story.
― Anonymous User  7/18/2006
Masha might make people think of the Russian girl who for a while was mostly known as Disney World Girl, Internet girl and Internet Porn girl. She was adopted by an American single man who abused her and put out pornographic pictures of her on the net. She has been on Oprah, but I wouldn't call her story amazing.
― Anonymous User  1/2/2007
It reminds me of Marsha with a Boston accent. Mah-shah. I probably wouldn't name anyone this.
― Anonymous User  4/22/2007
"I probably wouldn't name anyone this."
Well, people don't usually name their daughters Masha. It's a nickname for Mariya/Maria, not a full name.
― Anonymous User  8/30/2013
This name is also Yiddish (Jewish). It is used as a feminine form, of the Hebrew name Moshe, which is masculine.
― Anonymous User  9/13/2008
Speaking as a Jewish woman who is called Masha -- I was named after my great-grandmother -- I can confirm that it absolutely is not the feminine of Moshe.

People like to think that it is because it's regarded as a Yiddish name, even though it's not, and so they felt they had to give it some kind of Jewish connotation.

In actual fact, it's a name that was adopted by Yiddish from Russian, like many other Yiddish names were adapted from or were originally Russian, German or of other origin.

Masha is a Russian abbreviation for Maria. Maria = Miriam.
― Anonymous User  1/18/2017
In Slovenian, MAŠA.
sh-e  12/25/2008
I kinda like it. It's a bit better than "Sasha" or "Tasha".
Dawson  2/9/2011
Mashed potatoes, anyone?
Prime Meridian  4/23/2018

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