The Latest List of Grandparent Names

Your parents’ dreams of having grandchildren to spoil are finally coming true. But being called “Grandma” and “Grandpa?” Not so much. Who knew grandparent names could be so tricky? Many active grandparents today are anything but old and feeble and the monikers Grandma and Grandpa connote walkers, housecoats and dentures. Grandparents are spending a fair amount of time deciding not only what role they will play in their grandchildren’s lives, but what they want their granddaughters and grandsons to call them.

And since people are living longer and blended families are common, modern grandchildren may have an entire gaggle of grandparents. If they are lucky, they have not only grandparents but also great-grandparents, and maybe even some step-grandparents as well. So what’s a tot to do with five or six “Grandmas”? If all the grandmothers are known as Nana or Grannie, the child is likely to be permanently confused.

The baby boomer generation is coming up with new nicknames for Grandma and Grandpa. Here is a list of potential grandparent names that can help them decide.

Old School Grandparent Names

Abuela

Bubbie

Gammy or Gamma or Gams

Gram or Grams

Gramma

Grammy or Grammie

Grandma or Grandmaw

Grandmama

Grandmom

Grandmother

Grannie or Granny

Gran or Gran-Gran

Marmee or Marmi

Mammy

Mema or MeMa or Mima

Maw Maw

Nana or Nanny

Abuelo

Baba

Bubba

Gramps

Grampy

Granddad

Grandgramp

Gumpy

Papa

PawPaw

Pop or Pop-Pop

Poppy

Unique Grandparent Names

Bella

Birdie

Bunny

Cece

Cookie

G-Mom

Gaga

Gigi

Kitty

Lala

Lola

Lally

Lela

Lolly

Mimi

Pippa

Sassy

Ace

Bamper

Buck

Bud

Buddy

Buzz

Chief

Coach

Duke

G-Dawg

G-Dog

Grandude

Odie

Papster

Poppers

Feel free to tell us if we’ve missed your favourite grandparent names.