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I live in a area full of Russians, I've learnt it isn't a girls name. In my school (which is very good making it big) they're 4 Russian boys with this name and 1 girl but she's Anglo-Australian (I live in Melbourne.)
-- Koolgal  4/2/2007
Misha is only a masculine name in Russia, so how can 57% of the public ever think that it is a feminine name? If some poor girl will say there: "Hi, I'm Misha", most of people will think they heard wrong. Or simply that they've met a great joker.
-- ToveTer  6/19/2007
It seems to be fairly common in Germany too (I've seen it mostly as Mischa). But yeah, seeing it on girls sets my teeth on edge, too.
-- Pie  10/17/2007
In Russia it's only a masculine name! And it sounds too weird for a girl.
-- Ravynne  9/11/2009
This is a boy name. It's disgusting to think that people think it's a girl name. It's a boy name. I'm from Russia and this name is never used on a girl.
-- Katya  1/16/2011
Although it may horrify people of Russian origin, this name is nearly always used as a female name in English-speaking countries.

Much like the name Nikita.
-- keepitreal  1/21/2011
Misha is also commonly used in Georgia, where it is a diminutive of Mikheil. In Georgian, Misha is written as: მიშა.
-- Lucille  5/1/2013
I've heard Misha be used as a nickname for Michelle.
-- DaisyGraceBaker  6/18/2014
The usage of names underlies changes and ensures that new / modern names are created. Regardless if a Russian origin of Mischa is masculine and the nickname of Mikhail / Michael, why can Mischa not be a modern unisex name? BTW, there are also a lot of Arabic and Hebrew variants like Miesha or Myiesha. All of them are female names. I fell in love with the sound of Mischa and its spelling right away. It's a great unisex name and a beautiful one for women.
-- NiKaBe  7/1/2014

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