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Creative Names For Grandparents

Grandparent Names That Go Way Beyond "Grandma and Grandpa"

If your kids are lucky, they're going to have multiple grandparents . . . so who is going to get the title of "grandma" or "grandpa"? To avoid any type of confusion for your kids or jealousy on behalf of your parents, try establishing unique grandparent nicknames to distinguish between family members. Both your kids and parents will love using uncommon distinguishing terms in the family circle, from culturally influenced words to affectionate pet names. Here are some of our favorite picks for unique grandparent names:

Creative Names For Grandmothers

  • Mia
  • Baba
  • Oma (Dutch, German)
  • Mimi
  • Bubbeh (Yiddish)
  • Nanny
  • Jadda (Arabic)
  • Grams
  • Grammy
  • Nonna (Italian)
  • Meemaw
  • Busia (Polish)
  • Gangie
  • Bà (Vietnamese)
  • Nony
  • Lola (Tagalog)
  • Momo
  • Granny-Granny
  • Yaya (Greek)
  • Gadgie
  • Abuela (Spanish)
  • Grandmom
  • Tita
  • Bomma (Flemish)
  • Mimsey
  • Nai-Nai (Chinese)
  • Glammy
  • Savta (Hebrew)

Creative Names For Grandfathers

  • Jaja
  • Jadd (Arabic)
  • Peepaw
  • Yeh-Yeh (Chinese)
  • Pop-Pop
  • Ông (Vietnamese)
  • Poppy
  • Nonno (Italian)
  • Pop-Paw
  • Dziadzi (Polish)
  • Grandy
  • Bompa (Flemish)
  • Bobo
  • Abuelo (Spanish)
  • Tito
  • Gumpa
  • Papou (Greek)
  • Pampa
  • Saba (Hebrew)
  • Grampy
  • Zaydeh (Yiddish)
  • Granda
  • Lolo (Tagalog)
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