What’s the big deal about picking grandparent names? Obviously, you’re not a grandparent or you would not even ask that question.
Being a grandparent is about new beginnings and a brand new stage of life that can be the most fulfilling.
It makes sense to do a little research and be sure you have the name you want because you could have it for a very long time. And who knows, you just might start a new tradition in your own family.
1. Baba & Gigi
Ukrainian names for grandparents
2. Yaya & Pappoús
Greek for grandparents (pronounced “yah-yah” and “pa-poosch”.
3. Nana & Papa
4. Mawmaw & Pawpaw
These terms are popular in the south and are Cajun in origin especially in southern Louisiana.
5. Savta & Saba
Hebrew terms of grandma and grandpa.
6. Geema & Geepa
7. Bomma & Bonpa
These Flemish words are used in Belgium. They stem from French and Dutch, meaning “good dad” and “good mom.”
9. Mormor & Morfar (or Farmor & Farfar)
The Swedish terms for grandparents “Mormor” literally translates to “mother’s mother,” while “morfar” is “mother’s father” — you get the idea!
10. Oma & Opa
German (Großpapa and Großmama) or Dutch (Grootpapa and Grootmama).
12. Lola & Lolo
The Filipino terms for grandma and grandpa
13. Meme & Pepaw
Popular in the U.S.
7. Bomma & Bonpa
Flemish names used in Belgium. They derive from French and Dutch, meaning “good dad” and “good mom.”
8. Nonna & Nonno
Italian words for grandma and grandpa. The term for both grandparents is Nonni.
11. Amma & Afi
Iceland grandchildren use these sweet terms, which when pronounced, sound like “mama” and “poppy.”
17. Banma & Banpa
18. Busia & Dziadzia
These Polish words for grandparents are unique. Dziadzia” is pronounced “jah-jah”.
19. Mémé & Pépé
The formal names for grandparents in French are “grandmére” and “grandpére,” – these are shortened versions of the more formal French grandparent names.
20. Lolly & Pop
For grandparents with a good sense of humor.
21. Memere & Pepere
These are very popular French Cajun nicknames for grandma and grandpa !
23. Grammie & Grampy
24. Grumpa, Tutu & Mimi
25. Gpa & Gma
26. Goma & Gompa
27. Nai nai and Ye ye
Mandarin for paternal grandparent names
28. Lao ye and Lao lao
Mandarin for maternal grandparent names