120+ Cute Alternative Or Nicknames For Grandma To Smile

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A grandmother is the safety net for most people in the family. If you share a similar special bond with yours, you may want to find some adorable nicknames for grandma. While some women may be wary of becoming grandmothers as it may suddenly make them feel they are getting older, others may be very excited.

Read this post as we bring some cute nicknames for grandma’s. You may read the post to find the one that fits your grandma’s aura and personality the most. It may take some time getting used to being called a grandma, but with the charming antics of the grandchild, she will soon adjust to the new role and nickname for herself.

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
Peaches, a nickname for grandma

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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
Tootsie, a cool nickname for grandma

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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
Pippi, a modern nickname for grandma

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“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
Seanmháthair, an Irish nickname for grandma

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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)
Thakuma, an Indian nickname for grandma

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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)

A grandmother is the coolest shade of unconditional love for a child. You may use lovely nicknames for grandma to express how special she is. You can call her by cute names such as Big mom, Peaches, Lolly, or go for hippie names Hopie or Mumssy. Fairy mother, Granny Pie, or Yo Grandma can be other fun ways to address your sweet and caring grandma. Nicknames, whether traditional or unusual, are often remembered for years. So you should choose them with utmost care and love.

Infographic: Cute Names For Grandma

Grandmothers are epitomes of love, care, and all things nice for their grandchildren. So, in return, why not give your grandma a cute nickname to make her smile and feel special? In the following infographic, we have listed a few adorable nicknames that you can choose from. Read through and select the one that you like the most.

cute names for grandma [infographic]
Illustration: MomJunction Design Team

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