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Gender: Female

The name Masha is a girl's name . Masha and is often added to lists like Russian Baby Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Russian short form of Mary not destined for emigration.

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Famous People Named Masha

Maria Alexandrovna "Masha" Gessen, Russian-American journalist, author, and activist
Masha Rasputina (born Alla Ageeva), Russian singer-songwriter
Maria Alexandrovna "Masha" Kolenkina, Russian socialist revolutionary
Masha Lubelsky, Israeli politician
Masha Ma, Chinese fashion designer
Masha Shirin, Latvian singer-songwriter
Masha Maltsava, singer and YouTuber
Maria Valeryevna "Masha" Paseka, Russian Olympic Gymnast

Pop Culture References for the name Masha

Masha, Galina's missing sister in Ekaterina Sedia's "The Secret History of Moscow"
Masha Rostova, birth name for Elizabeth Keen of The Blacklist
Masha, main character in Pushkin's The Captain's Daughter
Masha, a sister in The Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov
Masha, Ilya's and Polina's daughter in The Seagull by Anton Chekhov
Masha, a character in manga Tokyo Mew Mew
Masha, part of Elizabeth's entourage in film Young Frankenstein
Masha, obsessed fan in 1983 film The King of Comedy
"Masha and the Bear," Russian animated series


jenabay Says:


This is an awful name description! I agree with the other commenter, enough with the snark. I know a Masha (and yes, stateside) who is absolutely lovely and as a result I view this name as very pretty.

paulapuddephatt Says:


It reminds me of mash potato, which I hate. I don't think this works well in English.

Catherine Rose Says:


I love this name! Why the snarky comments nameberry?

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I think it rhymes with Sasha. Masha is more unique than Mary.