This is short for Alex in Russian. It comes from another short form of Alexander, "Alexasha".
See, languages are fun. My passion for them started with a dive into the US culture as an exchange student, and today I find my inspiration in professional translation, studying Chinese and researching mysteries of Joyce's Ulysses.
I translate English and Russian both ways
With over 16 years in international software marketing, I got a tremendous feeling for language and what different audiences can understand from a message.