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120 Top nicknames for grandparents

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Cute names for grandma and grandpa

One of the most important roles a parent can take is becoming a grandparent, so what title should mark such an important role? From traditional names for grandma like Grams, to fun nicknames for grandpa like Hee Haw, here are 120 top nicknames for grandparents.

Traditional names for grandma

  • Grandma
  • Gamma
  • G-ma
  • Gram
  • Grammy
  • Grams
  • Grandmother
  • Mamey
  • "I have a 1 1/2 year old that calls my mom, her grandma, Mee-maa," shares Dawon Bahtuoh of Minneapolis, Minnesota, author of Nap-Nap, Quack-Quack.
  • Mimsy
  • Nana
  • Nanny
  • Ne-ma
  • Noni
  • Ona

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Traditional names for grandpa

  • Bobo
  • "Years ago, my son couldn't pronounce Grandpa and called my dad Boppa instead. But my mom loved the nickname so much that she teaches all the grandchildren to call him Boppa, even if they can pronounce it!" says Julie Van Keuren of Billings, Montana.
  • Gramps
  • Grandad
  • Grandaddy
  • Grandpappy
  • Granpop
  • Pa
  • Papa
  • PapPap
  • Pappy
  • PawPaw
  • Pop
  • Poppa
  • PopPop

Fun nicknames for grandma

  • "When my daughter was little, she called my mom Big Bubba because my mom's dog was named Bubba. After seven years of hearing this kid yell, 'Hey Big Bubba' in public, the nickname was changed to Darling," shares Melissa Rose of Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • Bunny
  • Cookie
  • Gabby
  • Honey
  • "My 97-year-old grandmother has always gone by Hu Hu (sounds like hoo hoo), stemming from her long-time custom of walking into a room and announcing her arrival by calling/singing out, 'Hu Hu,'" says Melissa Gieringer of Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Jamma
  • Mamabear
  • Mamacita
  • Momo
  • Momsy
  • Nooni
  • Snuggums
  • Tootsie
  • Unni

Keep reading for more fun and trendy names >>

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