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French Name for Grandmother

Grandchildren May Use Formal or Informal Terms


Caucasian grandmother kissing grandson

The French have formal and informal names for grandmother.

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Grand-mère is the formal French term for grandmother. Grand-maman is slightly less formal, and there are several informal terms, including gra-mere, mémé and mamé.

Go to the list of ethnic names for grandmothers or to a comprehensive list of grandmother names.

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