120+ Unique And Traditional Nicknames For Grandma

120+ Cute Alternative Names Or Nicknames For Grandma

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If there is a grandmother prominent in your life, you, nost likely, called her by a nickname. Some women are leary of becoming grandmothers because the nickname brands them as getting suddenly older. Others welcome the event. Some like to pick out their own nickname – traditional or unusual. Perhaps you can help find a nickname and make it a memorable family project. Here’s a list of nicknames that will make the grandmother in your life either wince or smile. Try them on for fit and see if she likes them. Sometimes it can take some getting used to, but if she feels the love she will soon adjust to the nickname and the new role in life.

Cute Names For Grandma

Make your grandma smile every time you call her with one or more of these cute nicknames.

  1. Big Mom
  2. Big Mum
  3. Big Mumma
  4. Big Momma
  5. Honey
  6. Ki-Ki
  7. Lovey
  8. Lolly
  9. Ma
  10. Maw
  11. MawMaw
  12. MeeMaw
  13. Mom-Mom
  14. Moo-Moo
  15. Muffy
  16. Queenie
  17. Sassy
  18. Sugar Mum
  19. Sugar
  20. Sweetie
  21. Sweetheart
  22. Sweetu
  23. Snuggy
  24. MuMu
  25. Peaches

Hippie Grandma Names

These nicknames are for the free-spirited and cool grandmas with tattoos. If your grandmother loves to wear hippie clothing and indulges herself in groovy music, then these wisely picked hippie grandma names can best match your requirement to grab her attention.

  1. 26. Bibi
  2. Bebe
  3. Big Mama
  4. Bobo
  5. Boo Boo
  6. Janis
  7. Karma
  8. Cee Cee
  9. Chacha
  10. Cookie Factory
  11. Deeda
  12. DiDi
  13. Eemaw
  14. Graham Cracker
  15. Honey
  16. Hopie
  17. Lolli
  18. Mumssy
  19. Mimzy
  20. Momzy
  21. Momsie
  22. MooMaw
  23. Mun Mun
  24. Nanni
  25. Sunny
  26. Tootsie

Fun Grandma Names

Add a fun factor to your grandma’s name by playing this cool game that trended on social media. To play this game, you need to note all the months and associate each month with a singer’s name.

  1. Grandma’s Singer Nicknames
  • January = Aril Lavigne
  • February = Nicki Minaj
  • March = Britney Spears
  • April = Lady Gaga
  • May = Cardi B
  • June = Katy Perry
  • July = Ellie Goulding
  • August = Celine Dion
  • September = Taylor Swift
  • October = Alicia Keys
  • November = Amy Winehouse
  • December = Mariah Carey

Now, pick a singer as per your Grandma’s birth month. The nickname should be calculated as “Singer’s Second name” + “Grandma’s first name”, that is, if your grandmother was born in June and her first name is Melissa, then the nickname will be “Perry Melissa.” You can also form a nickname using the names of writers, actors, chefs, etc.

Hipster Grandma Names

Let’s get your grandma rolling on hot wheels, heavy bass, and trendy tattoos. Simply add “Lil” or “Yo” to your grandma’s second name. If grandma’s second name is Sarah, then the nickname will be “Lil Sarah” or “Yo Sarah.”

  1. Lil Grandma
  2. Yo Grandma

Hipsters follow the hippy culture. Today, hippy slangs are commonly used on social media platforms. Find a chic hipster grandma name, click a selfie together, and share it on Instagram with #GangsterGrandma.

Modern Names For Grandmother

Our grandparents would have never imagined the world we live in today. Advanced gadgets, apps, games, and entertainment; there’s so much to explore. Here are a few modern nicknames for grandmother.

  1. Angel Mom
  2. Ammu
  3. Meme Factory
  4. Gigi
  5. G-Ma
  6. G-Mama
  7. G-Mum
  8. G-Mam
  9. G-Mom
  10. G-Madre
  11. Glam-ma
  12. Glammy
  13. Granny Pie
  14. Granno
  15. Lovie
  16. Fairy Mother
  17. Instagran
  18. Mimsy
  19. Nina
  20. TikTok Queen
  21. Queenie
  22. Pippi

“Grandmother” In Other Languages

Go ethnic or traditional and surprise her by calling her with these nicknames for grandma in other languages.

  1. Ayeeyo – Somali
  2. Jida – Arabic
  3. Gjyshja – Albanian
  4. Avó – Portuguese
  5. Babushka – Russian
  6. Bubbe – Yiddish
  7. Lola – Tagalog, Filipino
  8. Mamie or Mémé– French-Canadian
  9. Savta – Hebrew
  10. Gogo/ Ugogo – Zulu
  11. Gumbu (maternal) or Babi (paternal) – Dyirbal, the Aboriginal language of Australia
  12. Babcia – Polish
  13. Lao Lao (maternal), Nǎinai (paternal) – People’s Republic of China
  14. Kuia – Māori (New Zealand)
  15. Nenek – Malay
  16. Sobo – Japanese
  17. Yaya – Greek
  18. Halmeoni – Korean
  19. Nonna – Italian
  20. Büyükanne – Turkish
  21. Nana – Swahili

Irish Names For Grandma

“Seanmháthair” is the Irish name for granny. It means “old mother” and is commonly used for addressing your mother’s mom. It is also spelled sean mathair, seanmhair, and seanmathair. The other Irish terms for grandma include “Morai’” and “Maimeó.”
Another popular Irish term for grandma is máthair mhór. It means “Great Mother” and people use it to address their grandmother with respect. Ireland holds strong traditional values with its glorious past. The country celebrates Grandparent’s Day on the last Sunday of January each year. Grandparents are honored with gifts on this day.

  1. “Seanmháthair/ Maimeó/ Móraí/ Máthair mhór

German Name For Grandma

Germans have formal and informal names for calling grandmothers. Oma is informal, and Grossmutter is formal.

  1. 99. Oma/ Grossmutter

Spanish Name For Grandma

Abuela is the Spanish name for Grandma. Traditional Spanish grandma nicknames include tita, abbi, and lita.

  1. Abuela/ Tita/ Abbi/ Lita

French Name For Grandma

The traditional French term for grandmother is Grand-mère. It can be spelled with or without the hyphen. The French avoid addressing their grandmothers as grand-maman, as it is slightly less formal. Here are a few names for grandma in French.

  1. Grand-mère/ Mamé, Meme, Mémère

The first Sunday of March is celebrated as Grandmothers’ Day in France (Fête des Grand-Mères). The celebration started as a commercial event organized by the coffee brand, “Café Grand’Mère.” On this day, people meet and greet their grandmas, and restaurants offer special menus to make the day a memorable one for grandmas.

Cute Indian Grandma Names

Indians have a deep spiritual and emotional bonding with their traditional roots. Since ancient times, grandparents have been worshipped. Here are a few names for grandma in some popular languages spoken in India.

  1. Dadi (Paternal) – Hindi
  2. Nani (Maternal) – Hindi
  3. Bamma (Telugu)
  4. Dādī (Punjabi) (Gujarati)
  5. Pāṭṭi (Tamil)
  6. Ājī (Marathi)
  7. Muttaśśi (Malayalam)
  8. Ajji (Kannada)
  9. Thakuma (Bengali)

Disney Grandma Names

Grandmothers in animation movies have always fascinated the viewers with their charm and glory. If you are a Disney freak, feel free to name your grandma as per your favorite Disney grandma character.

  1. Grandmother Fa (Mulan)
  2. Betty Jo (Phineas and Ferb)
  3. Gramma Tala (Moana)
  4. Luisa Flores (Elena of Avalor)
  5. Lucille Krunklehorn (Meet the Robinsons)
  6. Abuelita (Gravity Falls)
  7. Grandmother Willow (Pocahontas)
  8. Augusta Longbottom (Harry Potter)
  9. Chi-Chi (Dragon Ball GT)
  10. Granny (Looney Tunes)
  11. Muriel Bagge (Courage the Cowardly Dog)

Grandmothers hold a special place in the hearts of many. Even the mention of their nickname can light up our hearts. Whether traditional or unusual, the nickname that sticks will be remembered for generations. Suggesting a unique and fitting nickname from this researched list could start an unforgettable family tradition. As a result, you may be helping to make family history, with these suggestions. Choose carefully, allow her to try them on for fit, but in the end, it will be her decision.

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Dr. Margaret Ann Dixon

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