100+ Cute Alternative Names for "Grandma"

Updated on March 5, 2019
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Altnernative Name Ideas for Grandmother
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Alternative Nicknames for "Grandma"

Are you going to be a grandmother? If so, congratulations on this exciting new chapter of your life. Maybe you are looking for a special name . . . instead of being called the traditional "grandmother" or "grandma," consider a fun, sweet, creative, or modern/hip name.

There's plenty to choose from, including names in different languages (other than English) to names like "Yaya," "Gigi," "Noni," and "Tutu." Also, find variants of the word "grandma," like "Grammy" or "Grandma Susie." With 100+ ideas, you are sure to find a name to last a lifetime! Happy searching.

Are you a YaYa?
Are you a YaYa? | Source

Modern or Hip Nicknames for Grandma

Abba
Amma
Birdie
Bunny
Gigi
Gogo
Kitty
MayMay
Mimi
Yaya
Mom Mom
Nonnie
Nonna
Nene
Gaga
Oma
Mawa
Giggy
Gimmy
Gimmy | Source

Cute Names Ideas for Grandmother

Gee
Mumzie
Lala
Baba
Nandy
Bunny
Gam Gam
Cookie
Gran
Honey
Lala
Love
Mumu
Nana
Sweets
Gaga
Sweetie
Zaza
Bebe
Cici
Coco

Great Gift Idea for Grandma

Aluratek 8 Inch LCD Digital Photo Frame USB SD/SDHC with Built-in Clock and Calendar (ADPF08SF) - Black
Aluratek 8 Inch LCD Digital Photo Frame USB SD/SDHC with Built-in Clock and Calendar (ADPF08SF) - Black

My family gifted my grandma this digital picture frame to her for her birthday—it offers a digital slideshow, and it is great to look at daily. It keeps her engaged and reminds her of all of her grandchildren and her family. A great way to liven up a room.

 
Are you a Kitty?
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Fun Names for Grandma

Marmie
Meema
Momo
Moo
Moms
Neena
Foxy
Nani
Nan
Honey
Minny
Gimmy
Queenie
Sassy
Sugar
Lolly
Candy
Sweets
Kitty
Lola
Teenie

Video: Choosing Your Grandma Name

Variations of the Word "Grandma"

Gramma
Grams
Grandmama
Grand
Grand Mom
G
Gimmy
G-Ma
Granny
Gram
Gran
Grammers
Grandma [First Initial]
Grandma [First Name]
Grandma [Middle Name]
Grandmom
Gram-Gran
Marmee
Mema
Mima
Meems
Gabby
Gadji
Golly
Grancy
G-Mom
Gidgie
Are you a Lola?
Are you a Lola? | Source

"Grandmother" in Other Languages

Name
Language
Ouma
Afrikaans
Lola
Filipino
Grand-mère
French
Oma
German
YaYa
Greek
Tutu
Hawaiian
Nonna
Italian
Bacia
Polish
Babushka
Russian
Abuela
Spanish
Bubbe
Yiddish
Vovo
Portuguese
Mhamó
Irish
O baachan
Japanese
Bomma
Flemish
Savta
Hebrew
Senelė
Lithuanian
Ayeeyo
Somali
Are you a Nonnie?
Are you a Nonnie? | Source

Questions & Answers

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      • Layne Holmes profile imageAUTHOR

        Layne Holmes 

        4 months ago from Bend, Oregon

        Gramms is a classic! Love to hear of the family tradition. Something so homey and comforting about "Gramm's house"

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        Ellison Hartley 

        4 months ago from Maryland, USA

        I always called my mom's mom, Gramm! My parents now live in the house she lived it,I still call it "Gramms" house!

      • Layne Holmes profile imageAUTHOR

        Layne Holmes 

        4 months ago from Bend, Oregon

        That's a cute one! I call one of my grandma's Jo-Jo (Joanne is her name). One goes by "YaYa." The variations are quite cute and they certainly stick. Thanks for sharing Liz!

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        Liz Westwood 

        4 months ago from UK

        The story goes that my grandmother wanted to be called Grandy. Unfortunately my infant tongue could not quite master Grandy. So she became Gangy and the name stuck for the rest of her life!

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