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After much deliberation, you have finally decided what you want to be called by your kids. But just as you thought all your tough decisions were finished, you realize that your parents need help deciding what they want to be called. Here is a list of potential grandparent names that can help them decide.

Jewish Grandmother Names

Jewish Grandfather Names

Savta/Safta–Hebrew Saba/Sabba–Hebrew
Bubbe/Bubby/Bubbie/Bube–Yiddish Zayde/Zayda (many different spellings)–Yiddish
Nonna–Ladino Nono–Ladino
Avuela–Ladino Avuela–Ladino

Regional Grandmother Names

Regional Grandfather Names

Teta–Arabic Seedo–Arabic
Oma–German Opa–German
Anya–Hungarian Tata–Hungarian
Nonna–Italian Nonno–Italian
Babushka–Russian Dedushka–Russian
Baba–Ukrainian Gigi–Ukrainian
Babka–Belorussian Dzied–Belorussian
Abuela–Spanish Abuelo–Spanish

Grandmother Names That Sound Jewish (But Aren’t)

Grandfather Names That Sound Jewish (But Aren’t)

Nona Adda
Onna Babar
Mima Odie
Uma Oupa (Afrikaans)
Ouma (Afrikaans) Papik (Armenian)
Bibi (Uzbek) Aviah (Catalan)
Amma (Icelandic) Aba (Guarani)
Nanni (Urdu) Dadu (Bengali)
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