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Russian Name for Grandmother



The Russian name for grandmother is babushka, a term used to address one's own grandmother as well as any woman of grandmotherly age. It is a somewhat informal but not impolite term. Since the Russian alphabet is different from the English one, transliteration is necessary, and words often exist in several different spellings. In the case of babushka, variations are baboushka, babouchka or babooshka. Russian nesting dolls are sometimes called babushka dolls. A related endearment is babulya.

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

Pronunciation: Click the icon to be taken to a page where you can hear babushka pronounced.Audio Link

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