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Nicknames for Grandma (who doesn’t think she’s old enough to be Grandma!)

Looking for cute and unique nickname ideas for grandma? Here are a ton to get you inspired!

Becoming a grandparent is a big deal. A part of that is choosing the name that your grandkids will call you!

This was a hot topic and one of much contention in our family. Our mothers both delayed picking a name until our son was over 1 year old – they just couldn’t decide.

Eventually he got old enough to talk and recognize names and they were forced to pick.

I get it – you don’t really get to pick a name as a mom, and your actual name isn’t picked by you either. Its not often you get to name yourself!

Here are the best nicknames for a Great-Grandma!

Here are some great ideas for Grandma nicknames to inspire you as you go on your Grandmother name picking journey!

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Nicknames for Grandma

Traditional Grandma nick names

  • Grandma
  • Grandmama
  • Granny
  • MawMaw
  • Grams
  • Nana

Modern “Cool” Grandmother names

  • Mimi
  • Gigi
  • Gramma
  • Gama
  • Gran
  • Glam-ma

Grandma names from other cultures

Note: It’s best to stick to Grandma names from your own heritage or culture or that you have a specific connection to.

  • Yiayia (Greek)
  • Nonna (Italian)
  • Grand mère (French)
  • Abuela (Spanish)
  • Farmor (Swedish)
  • Bibi (Swahili)
  • Obaasan (Japanese)
  • Oma (German)
  • Vovo (Portugese)
  • Babcia (Polish)
  • Bubbe (Yiddish)
  • Halmoni (Korean)
  • Babushka (Russian)
  • Nai Nai (Chinese)
  • Tatik (Armenian)
  • Tutu (Hawaiian)
  • Lola (Filipino)

Other Grandmother nickname ideas

  • Grammy
  • Mema
  • Bunny
  • Mammy
  • Marmee
  • Big Mama
  • Honey
  • Mom mom
  • Lovey
  • G-mom
  • MayMay
  • LaLa
  • Gabby
  • Grammers
  • Grancy
  • Grand nana
  • Meems
  • Birdie
  • Giggy
  • Kitty
  • Nonnie
  • Yammy
  • Coco
  • Cookie
  • Gam Gam
  • Glamma
  • Mumsy
  • Zaza
  • Minny
  • Nan

Be sure to check out the best nicknames for a grandfather!

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