What Do You Call Your Father?

A Father is a Dad in any language, here is a list of names from around the globe. I had fun with this and hope you do also. Try calling your Dad one of them and see his reaction!

Language     Father
Afrikaans            Vader
Basque                 Aita
Bolognese             Peder
Brazilian Portuguese     Pai
Breton                  Tad
Chinese                 Ba (Baa)
Cree (Canada)     Papa
Croatian                Otac
Czech                     Tata, Otec
Dakota (USA)       Ate
Dutch                    Vader, Papa or Pappie
East African          Baba
English                  Father, Dad, Daddy, Pop, Poppa or Papa
Filipino                  Tatay, Itay, Tay or Ama
French                   Papa
Galician                  Pai
German                  Banketi or Papi
Hebrew                  Abba (h)
Hindi                       Papa or Pita-ji
Hungarian              Apa, Apu, Papa or Edesapa
Icelandic                Pabbi or Faoir
Indonesian             Bapa, Ayah or Pak
Irish                        Athair or Daidí
Italian                     Babbo
Japanese                Otosan or Papa
Kikuyu                    Baba
Kiswahili                 Baba
Ladin                        Pere
Latin                          Pater, Papa or Atta
Luo (Kenya)              Baba
Malay                        Bapa
Maltese                    Missier
Modern Greek        Babbas
Nahuatl (Mexico)     Ta
Nepali                      Buwa
Norwegian               Pappa or Far
Persian/Farsi          Pedar, Pitar or Baabaa
Polish                         Tata or Ojciec
Portuguese               Pai
Quechua                   Tata or Churiyaqe
Romanian                 Tata, Parinte or Taica
Russian                     Papa
Sanskrit                   Tatah or Janak
Sicilian                     Patri
Slovak                     Otec
Spanish                   Papa, Viejo or Tata
Swedish                  Pappa
Swiss German       Vatter
Turkish                  Baba
Urdu                       Abbu, Abbu-ji, Abbu-jaan
Venetian                Pare, Popa, ‘Opa, Pupa or Papa
Welsh                     Tad


About Judy Hansen

I have lived in many cities in the US and even lived in Calgary,Alberta Canada. But I always seem to end up where my life began in Toledo, Ohio. I am a wife, a mother, a grandmother, sister, aunt, and I'll be your best friend!
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One Response to What Do You Call Your Father?

  1. My children call me ‘Dad’ and my grandchildren call me ‘Zayde.’ I just wish they would call me (and I use that word ‘call’ as a verb meaning ‘to telephone’) once per week or once every couple weeks or even once per month as opposed to the once every several months or so as has been the case for many years now. At my age (soon to be 65), I find time is slipping pass me way too quickly.

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