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Names For Kids to Call Grandparents

The Ultimate List of Names For Grandparents

Considering how much love grandmas and grandpas give their grandkids, these special adults deserve equally meaningful names. If grandmother and grandfather don't feel right or your folks just don't want a name that makes them feel any older than they are, there's an array of beautiful options to choose from. Just because you've gone through hundreds of baby name lists to settle on the perfect moniker for your little one doesn't mean the fun has to stop! Check out this ultimate list of alternatives for Grandma and Grandpa — from the traditional to the cultural.

Grandma

Traditional

  • Bubbie
  • Gammi
  • Gram
  • Grammie
  • Gramommie
  • Grananny
  • Grandmama
  • Grandmom
  • Granny
  • Mammaw
  • Mammy
  • Mams
  • MawMaw
  • MayMay
  • MeeMee
  • Mimmy
  • Mimsy
  • Momsy
  • Mums
  • Mumsy
  • Mums
  • Nan
  • Nana
  • Nanny
  • Nonna
  • Nonni
  • Ona

Playful

  • Abba
  • Ama
  • Bama
  • Big Gram
  • Fancy
  • Fammy
  • GG
  • G-Mom
  • Gee
  • Geeda
  • GeeMa
  • Glamma
  • Glammy
  • Gogi
  • GoGo
  • GranDee
  • Grani
  • LaLa
  • Mami
  • Mawaw
  • MayMay
  • MeMom
  • Mimi
  • MomMom
  • NuNu
  • Onie
  • TeeMa
  • Uma
  • Yana

International

  • Abuela (Spanish)
  • Avo (Portuguese)
  • Ba (Vietnamese)
  • Baba, Mica (Serbian)
  • Babka, Gigi (Polish)
  • Babushka (Russian)
  • Bibi (Swahili)
  • Bomma (Flemish)
  • Bubbe, Bubby (Yiddish)
  • Dida (Bengali)
  • Farmor, MorMor (Danish)
  • Grootmoeder (Dutch)
  • Halmoni (Korean)
  • Jadda, Teta (Syria)
  • Kuku, Puna, TuTu (Hawaiian)
  • Lola (Filipino)
  • MawMaw (Cajun)
  • Mémé (French)
  • Ngin, PoPo (Cantonese)
  • Nonna (Italian)
  • Obaba, Sobo (Japanese)
  • Oma (German)
  • Safta, Savta (Hebrew)
  • Teta (Arabic)
  • Wài pó, Zumu (Mandarin)
  • Ya, Yai (Thai)
  • Yaya (Greek)

Grandpa

Traditional

  • Banpa
  • Banpy
  • Bappa
  • Bappy
  • Gamps
  • Grampaw
  • Gramps
  • Grampy
  • Grandad
  • Grandaddy
  • Grandpappy
  • Granpap
  • Granpappy
  • Granpop
  • Granpoppa
  • PaPa
  • PapPap
  • Papps
  • Pappy
  • PawPaw
  • PawPee
  • PeePaw
  • Pop
  • Poppa
  • PopPop
  • Poppy
  • Pops
  • Popsy

Playful

  • Ace
  • Baba
  • Beebaw
  • Boompa
  • Bop
  • Boppa
  • Bumpa
  • Dadsy
  • Dappy
  • DeeDah
  • Gradaddy
  • Graddy
  • Gwampa
  • Napa
  • Pampa
  • Papi
  • PeePa
  • Pompa
  • PawPaw

International

  • Abuelo (Spanish)
  • Avo (Portuguese)
  • Babu (Swahili)
  • Bpoo, Dtaa (Thai)
  • Dadu, Nanu (Bengali)
  • Deda (Serbian)
  • Dedushka (Russian)
  • Dziadek (Polish)
  • Farfar, Morfar (Danish)
  • Gong Gong, Yeh Yeh (Cantonese)
  • Grand-papa, Pépère (French)
  • Grootvader (Dutch)
  • Halabeoji (Korean)
  • Jadd, Seedo (Arabic)
  • Jidu (Syrian)
  • Lolo (Filipino)
  • Nonno (Italian)
  • Ong, Ong Noi (Vietnamese)
  • Opa (German)
  • Pappous (Greek)
  • PawPaw (Cajun)
  • Saba (Hebrew)
  • Sofu (Japanese)
  • Tutu Kane (Hawaiian)
  • Wai Gong, YeYe (Mandarin)
  • Zaide, Zeyde, Zede (Yidish)
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