Grandmother Names

101+ Adorable Grandmother Names For Families 

Some grandparents want to be called by a special name because they think being called grandma and grandpa makes them sound too old. Others want a fun name to differentiate themselves from the grandparents on the other side of the family. Or maybe you’re simply looking for an easy name that a young grandchild can actually pronounce without any trouble. If you’re welcoming a new baby girl or baby boy to the family, here are a few grandmother names. You can easily teach your son or daughter to say them:

Cute Grandmother Names And Their Origin

If you’re searching for a cute grandma name, there are plenty to choose from below. Your parents will be happy if your children use any of these adorable grandparent names!

Abuela (Spanish). This name means grandma in Spanish. If you want to teach your kid other languages, you can start here!

Nonna (Italian). This name means grandma in Italian. It’s a cute name that children can use to refer to their maternal or paternal grandmother.

Lola (Filipino). This is a Filipino name that means grandmother.

Nai Nai (Chinese). In Chinese, this name means grandmother. This name is used for paternal grandparents. Meanwhile, Lao Lao is used for maternal grandparents.

Memaw (United States). This is a popular way to refer to grandmothers in the southern United States.

Baba (Slavic). This name comes from Slavic cultures.

Oma (German). In German, this means grandmother.

Savta (Hebrew). In Hebrew, this name means grandmother.

Bibi (Swahili). In Swahili, this word means grandmother.

Bubbe (Yiddish). This is arguably the most adorable grandma name out there.

Bedstemoder (Danish). In Danish, this name means grandmother.

Nenek (Indonesian). In Indonesian, this means grandmother.

Yaya (Greek). In Greek, this is a popular way to refer to your grandmother.

Avo (Portuguese). This is a popular way for Portuguese children to refer to their grandparents.

Bomma (Dutch). This cute grandmother name has a Dutch origin.

Babushka (Russian). This is a Russian name that you can use to refer to your grandmother.

Ouma (Afrikaans). This name has an Afrikaans origin. It means grandmother.

Meme (French). French Canadians use this name to refer to their matriarch. It’s perfect for any grandmother.

TuTu (Hawaiian). This is a Hawaiian-inspired name that you can call your grandma.

Old Fashioned Grandmother Names

Here are some traditional names for grandma you can teach your children to call your mother or your partner’s mother. Most of these nicknames are a bit more formal, but they work for anyone maternal:

Nanny

Cookie

Tootsie

Granny

Gram

Gran

Grannie

Gran-Gran

Gigi

Lovey

Lolli

Gam Gam

Grammy

Pipp

Gee Gee

Nanna

Cha-Cha

Marmee

Sweetie

Mammy

Gaga

Big Mama

Geema

Coco

GoGo

LaLa

Nana

Birdy

Bella

Mimzy

Sugar

Sweetie

Queenie

Mom-Mom

Honey

Cute, Funny Grandmother Names

You might want your kids to call their grandparents something more informal. After all, they’re family. Your children are going to see their grandparents all the time, so they might as well use a fun nickname! Here are some funny nicknames that your kids can use to refer to their grandma:

G-Madre

G-Mom

Insta Gram

Glamma

Big Mom

Big Momma

Granny Pie

Sassy

Foxy

Gram Cracker

Moo-Maw

MawMaw

Mimi

Queen

Two Mamma

Sweet, Modern Names For Grandma:

There’s nothing wrong with choosing fun nicknames for your childrens’ grandmother and grandfather. If you need some more ideas, there are plenty of grandparent names below. You should be able to find the perfect name on this list!

Abba

Amma

Babe

Bamba

BeBe

Gabby

Gadgi

Grancy

Kitty

MayMay

Mia

Pippa

Teeny

Gjyshe

Lola

Bomma

Grand Mère

Oba-Chan

Lolly

Halmoni

Senele

Te Kuia

Babcia

VoVo

Ayeeyo

Yammy

Zaza

Grammers

Momsie

Nandy

Candy

Grammakins

Grandmama

Cici

Grandnana

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