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120 Top nicknames for grandparents

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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

1. Grandma

2. Gamma

3. G-ma

4. Gram

5. Grammy

6. Grams

7. Grandmother

8. Mamey

9. "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.

10. Mimsy

11. Nana

12. Nanny

13. Ne-ma

14. Noni

15. Ona

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Traditional names for grandpa

16. Bobo

17. "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.

18. Gramps

19. Grandad

20. Grandaddy

21. Grandpappy

22. Granpop

23. Pa

24. Papa

25. PapPap

26. Pappy

27. PawPaw

28. Pop

29. Poppa

30. PopPop

Fun nicknames for grandma

31. "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.

32. Bunny

33. Cookie

34. Gabby

35. Honey

36. "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.

37. Jamma

38. Mamabear

39. Mamacita

40. Momo

41. Momsy

42. Nooni

43. Snuggums

44. Tootsie

45. Unni

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