Sometimes we get to decide our GRANDparent names. More often, an infant or toddler decides what we will be called for the rest our lives.

We have listed Grandparent nicknames submitted by GRAND readers. Click on any of the above letters to see some of the many G-parent names

Plus, you can submit yours as well. Briefly, tell us, how your nickname came to be
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Oma
Our family originates from Germany, and I emigrated to the US in the 60's. Somehow, having my grandchildren call me "Oma" (which means Grandma in German) helps connect us all with our heritage. It's a special thing.
- Erna Schikschnus (IL)
Ommy
I thought GrandMommy would be nice, but Ashlynn came along & she calls me 'Ommy'. How precious when they come up with their own version of GrandMommy!!
- Sherryl (FL)
Onna
Although my "little professor" grandson at age 2 can Enunciate $5 words he insists on using his own special name for me. I am "Nonna "a full blooded Italian American Grandma to the other 9 grandbabies!
- Dena-Nonna Grandma! (Sedalia, CO)
Oompa
First time my granddaughter said grandpa it came out Oompa so I kept it.
- Richard
Osteoferocious
My three teenage grandsons love to play football, baseball and workout. They always (gently) include me in their activities and because I participate - they proudly gave me my new nickname!
- Sigrid
Other Grandma
My granddaughters saw their grandmothers together most of the time. So, depending on which grandmother they were speaking to first, the second grandma was always "Other Grandma" They kept it straight in their minds but the grownups seldom did.
- Kathy (CT)
Ouisie
No amount of coaxing my first grandchild produced a name for me. As we walked together one day, an exuberant older woman at church greeted me "hiya Wee-zee!" Immediately, Ainsley christened me and have remained so named for my grandchildren.
- Louise (Lackawanna, NY)
More GRANDparent Names We Heard:
Ohm
Oji
Oma
Omee
Ommy
Onna
Ooompa
Opa
Osteoferociou
Other Grandma
Ouisie
Pa
My step grandson started calling me grandpa till he met my father. Since then he calls me Pa and calls my father Grandpapa and my mother Grandpama
- Gerry

PamPa
My husband's grandfather was named "PamPa."
- Eva (Bakersfield, CA)
Pankra and Panka
Somehow the word grandpa came out of my mouth as Pankra and grandma came out as Panka. That's what I called them the first three years of my life. Now, I'm 11 and still do every now and then to make them laugh.
- Brian
Papa
My grandson,who is now 6, was confused when talking about his Papas. He would always ask "which one?" So he started calling me Papa Charlie and his other Papa is Papa Alec.
- Charlie
Papi
Since grandma and grandpa were already taken,by her husbands parents. Some latino friends convinced me that in Spanish, papi meant lively and youthful. Whenever I'm called papi, I chuckle since I know it refers to young and not elderly.
- Norman (webster, ma)
Pappaw
Sometimes we pronounced it Pappaw and sometimes PawPaw. He taught me an old song about "picking up paw paws - put em in your pocket' which would start me giggling that he wouldn't fit in my pocket! My grandmother was Mammaw so I guess Pappaw fit.
- Mary
Pazzi
My husband was determined that he would only be called Grandpa. We kept saying Grandpa to our Gandson and as he began to talk it went from pazs to Pazzi ! My Husband loves it.
- Blair (Toms River, NJ)
Pee Pee
While pregnant with Vinnie, my dad said he would call my son "wiener"(Vienna Weiners)He wished to be called Grampee. My son used the last syllable and doubled it. Pee-Pee, Serves him right! My mom is called Me-Me.
- Keri (OH)
PeePaw
The other grandparents have the "grand" title and my better half is MeeMaw. I think our son and daughter conspired for this title. I sign notes with a capital P and a paw stamp.
- Pete (San Antonio, TX)
Pie
Instead of calling me Grandpa my grandson Jonathan started to cal me Pie. We love it! Ozzie from Connecticut.
- Ozzie Spezzano
Pipi
Actually, my dear husband is now known as "Pops". My grandbabies call me "Mimi" (which is way better than Grandma) but my husband didn't see the humor in the "matching" Pipi name. So we call him Pops, after my own grandfather.
- Kathy (Spring Hill, FL)
Pom-pom
Where our son came up with this for my Dad I haven't a clue, "pom-pom" always called his grandson, my little guy.
- Jan (MT)
Poopah
I don't know how it happened, but I'm "Poopah" to our grandsons. Actually, I prefer "Grand Poopah!"
- Gary (TX)
Pop pop
This is what my daughter and her cousins called their Grandfather, so this is also what my daughter taught my grandbaby to call me and I wouldn't have it any other way.
- Fred
Popete
My grandpa was my best friend. When I was a kid my uncle would call him pop an my grandma would call him pete. Cause his name is Pedr. So I guess I put the two together and got popete. My 2 cousins call him popete too.
- Brandy
Popeye
My boys called my stepdad Pops. But when my daughter was about 2 we went to visit and she ran up to my stepdad hollering "Popeye, Popeye." He has been Popeye ever since and my daughter is now 24.
- Donna
PopGa
My grandson, Caleb, had a hearing loss that caused a speech delay. When he finally began talking some words came out unclear or in reverse order.I am now called "PopGA" thanks to our dear Caleb.
- George (FL)
Poppie
All 5 grandkids call me this.
- Norman (KY)
Poppo
Our first grandchild, Kimberly, attempted talking early and in trying to enunciate "grandpa", came up with "Poppo". It never changed to grandpa. All the grandchildren followed suit.
- Tom (MI)
Poppock
We have found over the years that our childrens' and grandchildrens' mis-pronounciations become part of our "family" vocabulary.
- Warren (PA)
Poppy
My father was going to have the grandchildren call him Pappy, though my nephew had trouble with this pronunciation, hence, "Poppy".
- Guerry
PopUp
My 11 year old niece calls my father papa so when my 3-year-old son started speaking we tried to teach him papa, it came out as Popup and that's been his name ever since.
- Joleen
Puma
When my grandson was very young, grandma sounded like "puma" coming from his little mouth and that is what he still calls me. It's so cute and different and we are all so used to it, I'm just "Puma".
- Lorraine
Pumpkin
My oldest granddaughter started calling me Pumpkin at a very early age...we are not sure why...but it stuck. When Abigail was very small I made her a dress. A friend ask her if grandma made it for her. She replied, "No, my pumpkin did."
- Betty Jo
Grandma Pun'kin
When my Granddaughters went to to my mother-inlaw's house, it just happened to be Halloween and she was harvesting the seeds from a large pumpklin to bake in the oven. Ever since, she has been Grandma Pun'kin.
More GRANDparent Names We Heard:
Pa
Pa Pete
PamPa
Panka
Pankra
Papa
Papa
Papi
Papoo
Pappap
Pappaw
Papp
Paw
Paw Paw
Pazzi
Pee Pee
PeePaw
Pepae
PePaw
Pie
Pipa
Pipi
Pocky
Pop Pom
Poopah
Poopie
Pop
Popa
Popete
Popeye
PopGa
Popo
Poppa
Poppi
Poppia
Poppie
Poppo
Poppock
Pop Pop
Pop-Pop
Poppy Grandpa
Poppy
Popster
PopUp
Pop-Up
Puma
Pumpkin