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120 Cute names for grandparents; from Ace to Zaide

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Adorable alternatives names for the grandma & grandpa in your life

One of the most important roles a parent can take is becoming a grandparent, but when your child has a few of these special people in their lives, finding the right name for each can take some work. Sometimes Grandma doesn't sit just right with your mom or maybe your father-in-law needs a name that's a little different from your dad.

Adorable alternatives names for the grandma & grandpa in your life
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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

    Adorable alternatives names for the grandma & grandpa in your life

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

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