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120 Top nicknames for grandparents

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Cute names for grandma and grandpa

One of the most important roles a parent can take is becoming a grandparent, so what title should mark such an important role? From traditional names for grandma like Grams, to fun nicknames for grandpa like Hee Haw, here are 120 top nicknames for grandparents.

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International nicknames for grandma

  • Australia -- Maayy and Momu
  • African -- Henna, Bibi or Ugogo
  • Cajun -- MawMaw
  • Chinese -- Zumu or Wai Po
  • Dutch -- Grootmoeder
  • Eskimo -- Aanaga
  • French -- Meme
  • German -- Oma
  • Greek -- Yaya
  • Hawaiian -- Kuku
  • Irish -- Maimeo
  • Italian -- Nonna
  • Russian -- Babushka
  • Spanish -- Abuelita
  • Yiddish -- Bubby

International nicknames for grandpa

  • Australia -- Waayamaa or Garrimaay
  • African -- Babu
  • Cajun -- PawPaw
  • Chinese -- YeYe or Wai Gong
  • Dutch -- Grootvader
  • Eskimo -- Inupiaq
  • French -- Pepere
  • German -- Opa
  • Greek -- Pappous
  • Hawaiian -- Tutu Kane
  • Irish -- Daidoe
  • Italian -- Nonno
  • Russian -- Dedushka
  • Spanish -- Abuelito
  • Yiddish -- Zaide

What will your baby-to-be call your parents? Do you have a favorite nickname for your Grandma or Grandpa?

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