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Dad's Meaningful Words & Gifts

engraved heart pendant dadThe little word 'DAD' means so many different things to so many different people, but have you ever wondered about the origins of the word? Could it be that 'Dad' really did come out of the mouths of babes?

"Dadadadada" is a common baby word in many cultures and it make sense to think it could also be the origin of Daddy, Dad or some of the variations used around the world.

While many people may use the same name for 'father', it will mean something different to each family. Finding the right words to tell each story can take some thought and Father's Day can be the time for reflection. Engraving personal sentiments on a keepsake creates a gift to treasure always.


Engraved Father's Day Gifts much thought goes into creating keepsake gifts and we believe they should be beautiful, useful, meaningful or all of the above!  Over the years we have hand-engraved all sorts of words on all sorts of gifts for fathers including sterling silver guitar picks, cuffs, disc and tag pendants, bookmarks and keyrings. 
vintage brass compassesEngraved vintage design brass compasses, magnifying glasses, whistles and clocks are a much-loved gift and a way of ensuring words of love are forever written.
For for a Dad who is a bit of an enigma, a puzzle might be just the thing! Wooden puzzles & games can also be hand-engraved with a sentiment that will be remembered each time the puzzle is used.
If you are looking for more Dad's Day inspiration and ideas, visit our Shop By Special Occasion for Fathers, Grandfathers and Giddy Uncles.

Saying "Dad" Around the World

Whatever meaningful words you choose to have hand-engraved on a gift, they will be your words, telling your story your way.  The little collection of fathers' names gathered here is by no means complete and we'd love to hear any more you know!
chart reader mapAfrican: Baba 
Afrikaans: Vader 
Basque: Aita 
Portuguese: Pai 
Chinese: Ba (Baa) 
Croatian: Otac 
Czech: Táta, Otec 
Dutch: Vader, Papa or Pappie 
English: Father, Dad, Daddy, Pop, Poppa or Papa 
Filipino: Tatay, Itay, Tay or Amamodel car engraved
French: Papa
German: Banketi or Papi 
Hebrew: Abba 
Hindi: Papa or Pita-ji 
Hungarian: Apa, Apu, Papa or Edesapa 
Icelandic: Pabbi or Faðir 
Indonesian: Bapa, Ayah or Pak 
Irish: Athair or Daidí 
Italian: Babbo 
Japanese: Otosan or Papa 
Spanish: Padre, Baba or Babu 
Latin: Pater, Papa or Atta 
Malay: Bapa 
Maltese: Missier 
Modern Greek: Babbas
Norwegian: Pappa or Far
Persian/Farsi: Pedar, Pitar or Baabaa 
hip flask pewterPolish: Tata or Ojciec 
Portuguese: Pai
Romanian: Tata, Parinte or Taica
Russian: Papa 
Sanskrit: Tàtah or Janak 
Sicilian: Patri 
Slovak: Otec 
Spanish: Papá, Viejo or Tata 
Swedish: Pappa 
German: Vatter 
Turkish: Baba 
Urdu: Abbu, Abbu-ji, Abbu-jaan 
Venetian: Pare, Popà, 'Opà, Pupà or Papà 


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