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130 cute names for the grandparents who won't answer to Grandma or Grandpa

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Grandparents who hate 'Grandma' and 'Grandpa,' these are the names for you

 

Grandparents who hate 'Grandma' and 'Grandpa,' these are the names for you
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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

More: I hate to break it to you, but kids were no better in the 'good ol' days'

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

Originally published Nov. 2015. Updated June 2016.

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