Posted on December 11, 2017 by Christine Crosby in grandma, grandpa, grandparent names, nani, nick names, nonna

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Looking For A Fun Pair of Grandparent Names?


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 !

22. Apa

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

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