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Meaning and name origin

Misha \m(i)-sha\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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 form: Mischa.


Misha is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Misha and its variant form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Michael (#7), Mike (#970) and Mikhail. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Michael, Mike, Mikhail in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Misha is also pronounced similarly to Micha and Miesha. Other suggested similar baby names are Lisha, Miche, Mioshe, Mishal and Moshe. These names tend to be more commonly used than Misha.