The Polish name for grandmother is babcia, used when speaking about one's grandmother. It is pronounced "bob-cha" or "bop-cha." Babciu is used when speaking to one's grandmother. It is pronounced "bob-chew" or "bop-chew." Babunia, babula and babusia are also used in Poland. Baba is a common grandmother nickname. Some Polish-Americans shorten babusia to busia. Many sources give babka as the Polish name for grandmother, but native speakers say that babka is a slightly derisive word for woman.