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Mischa is a Russian version of Michael that was largely a masculine name until a certain actress with the name made it popular for girls. Today, it's mostly considered a feminine name. It's got a strong meaning to parents of faith, and we like the way it sounds with classic and trendy middle names.

Meaning of the name Mischa:

Russian: Who is like God?

Origin of the name Mischa:

Mischa started out as a nickname for the Russian masculine name Mikhail. Mikhail is the Russian version of the Hebrew name Michael. Michael's meaning is “Who is like God?” It's meant to be a rhetorical question, of course, because in the eyes of the faithful, there is no one like God.

Symbolism of the name Mischa:

Mischa symbolizes a strong faith for new parents of any faith, especially Christianity. It is also a great choice to honor a father, grandfather, or other loved one named Michael.

Style of the name Mischa:

International, modern

Gender of the name Mischa:

Mischa is a unisex baby name given to both boys and girls.

Pronunciation of the name Mischa:


Number of syllables in the name Mischa:


Emotion evoked from the name Mischa:

The baby name Mischa evokes images of someone who is shy and compassionate.

Alternative spellings for the name Mischa:

  • Misha
  • Mesha
  • Mescha

Nicknames for the name Mischa:

Popularity of the name Mischa:

According to the Social Security Administration, Mischa has never been a top 1,000 baby name for boys or girls in the United States.

Related names for the name Mischa:

Great middle names for Mischa and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Mischa:

  • Mischa Barton (actress)
  • Mischa Merz (boxer, painter, and journalist)
  • Mischa Zverev (tennis player)
  • Mischa Berlinski (author)
  • Mischa Bakaleinikoff (conductor and composer)

Mischas in popular culture:

  • Mischa (character on the TV show “The Story of Cinderella”)
  • Mischa(character in the book “The Flight from the Enchanter” by Irish Murdoch)
  • Mischa Lecter (character in the novel “Hannibal” by Thomas Harris)
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