Other Origin(s):Arabic
Meaning:Who is like God?; Little bear; Teddy bear; Lantern shelf
Mishka is a gender-neutral name with Russian and Arabic roots that can be a great choice for your little cub. It can serve as an adorable nickname for Mikhail, the Russian form of Michael. It translates to “Who is like God?” and can be both an adorable spin on a classic name and a subtle way to introduce baby to your faith. Mishka can also be a short, sweet version of the Russian word for “bear,” translating to either “little bear” or “teddy bear.” As baby grows from a sweet, cuddly bundle of joy to a fierce, courageous animal, Mishka can be a versatile name they can always carry with them. For an extra touch, Mishka can also come from the Arabic name Mishkat, meaning “lantern shelf.” This name has definitely got a warm, cozy glow to it, and can make for a guiding light for your little one.
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