Home > Misha


What does Misha mean?

Misha Pronunciation of Misha [misha] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Misha) is pronounced MEE-sha. It is of Russian origin. Nickname for Michael. See also Mike. Celebrity dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov; musician Misha Dichter.


Misha has 1 variant: Mischa.

24 more relations via Michael, Mike, Mikhail: Mical, Micha, Michail, Michal, Michale, Miche, Micheal, Michel, Mick, Micky, Miesha, Mihai, Mihail, Mihaly, Mike, Mikel, Mikey, Mikhail, Mikhos, Miko, Mikol, Miky, Mitch and Mychal.

Creative forms:
(male) Maysha, Milsha, ..

(female) Mita, Mitha, ..

Middle name pairings:
Misha King (M.K.), ..

How popular is Misha?

Misha is a rare given name for males. Misha is a unique last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Misha (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Michael (#9 a year ago), Micheal (#840), Mike (#1032), Mikel (#1224), Mikhail (#1263), Mitch, Mychal, Mick, Michal, Michale, Michel and Micky. Other variants, like Mikey, are seldom used. These forms of Misha were favored as birth names during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 4.62%) and have become significantly less common since (usage 0.79%, 82.8%), with forms such as Micheal becoming somewhat outmoded. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Michael, Michal, Michale, Micheal, Michel in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mick, Micky, Mike, Mikel, Mikhail in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mitch, Mychal in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Michael outside U.S.

Similar Names

Misha is pronounced similarly to Michio, Mioshye and Mosheh. Other recommended names are Abisha, Elisha, Grisha, Jasha, Lisha, Mioshe, Mishaal, Mishal, Moshe, Pasha, Sasha and Simha. These names tend to be more commonly used than Misha.