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Uniquely perfect grandmother names

Modern, offbeat, ethnic, or traditional – we love these grandmother names

 

The modern grandmother has more options than ever before when choosing their grandmother name.  You can go traditional.  You can choose an ethnic name.  Or a name associated with your nationality or another group you belong to.

 

You can choose from many location-based grandmother names.  Or invent a new name completely.

 

It’s good to run the name by the parents, of course.  And don’t worry, you have some time.  It’s not like your newborn grandson or granddaughter is going to come out of the womb speaking and demanding to know your name.

 

But if you don’t pick a name – your grandchild will have no issues inventing one for you.  That’s almost always perfectly fine with the grandmother.

 

Traditional grandmother names

 

Many families use the same traditional grandmother name from generation to generation.  Others include slight variations. Such variations are useful if you’re lucky enough to need to differentiate between a grandmother and a great-grandmother.

 

Many of these grandmother names have been around for generations.

 

Gammy

Gamma

Gams

Gram or Grams

Grammy or Grammie

Grandmaw

Grandmama

Grannie or Granny

Gran or Gran-Gran

Marmee or Marmi

Mammy

Mema or Mima

 

Regional or ethnic grandmother names

 

Other grandmother names are especially prevalent in a geographical region or within one specific ethnic group.  Here are some location- and ethnicity-specific grandmother names.

 

Honey

Lovey

Lolly

Mawmaw

Meemaw

Mom-Mom

Queenie

Sugar

Sweetie

 

Modern grandmother names

 

If you’re younger than the average grandmother, you may want a grandmother name that fits better with your age.  Or maybe you just prefer a grandmother name that fits your personality better.

 

“Cool” grandmother names are in the eye of the beholder.  But they are becoming a trend among baby boomer grandparents.  The following are some good examples.

 

Abba

Babe

Bamba

BeBe

Bella

Birdie

Coco

Gabby

GiGi

G-Ma

Grancy or Grancie

Kitty

LaLa

MayMay

Nina

Pippy

 

Grandmother names in other dialects

 

You don’t need to live in Italy to be a Nonna!

 

In most countries, there are many terms for grandmother.  Some are formal, and some are not.

 

Many of these grandmother names come in several variations.  Here are some popular variations.

 

Afrikaans: Ouma

Chinese: NaiNai

Filipino: Lola

French: Grandmere

French Canadian: Mémé

German: Oma

Greek: YaYa

Hawaiian: Tutu

Hebrew: Savta

Indonesian: Nenek

Italian: Nonna

Japanese: Oba-chan

Polish: Babcia

Portuguese: VoVo

Russian: Babushka

Spanish: Abuela

Yiddish: Bubbe

 

When kids have more than one grandmother

 

Many children today have more than one set of grandparents.  Some kids have families within families and have a handful!

 

For grandchildren who have more one grandmother, many families add the last name to the grandparent name.

 

Grandparent names can lead to family disagreements, so think about your choice wisely.

 

More information

 

There’s nothing wrong with waiting until after the baby is born or later if you are unsure what grandmother name to pick.  Or maybe you’re more comfortable with your new grandchild picking your name out for you.  Of course, if you wait long enough, your grandchild may pick out your nickname.

 

Either way, we hope you find the right new grandmother name for your new role in your grandchild’s life.