You Want To Be Called What? Alternative Names For Grandparents

Written by James Kicinski-McCoy
11:00 am
06/16/16

Photograph via Pixabay

Yaya, Mema, Pop Pop, Pappy—these terms of endearment may sound a little funny to our ears, but these days it seems like Grandma and Grandpa would rather their grandchildren call them anything other than their customary titles. From traditional nicknames from around the globe to some down right kooky ones, alternative grandparent nicknames have certainly taken the front seat. They’re playful, personality-based, and can be easier for toddlers and young children to pronounce—all the more reason to add a little individuality to the family tree. Check out our interesting list of names that our parents are asking our kids to call them. You may even find yourself inspired if there’s a baby on the horizon!

Abue
Abuela
Ajji
Baba
Babushka
Bamma
Bampy
Big Mama
Big Papa
Big Pop
Birdie
Bobo
Bubbie
Cici
Cookie
Dada
Dadu
Dida
Effie
Frannie
G
Gaga
Gigi
Glammy
Gramps
Gramps
Gram
Gran
Grandma
Grandpa
Grandmom
Grandpop
Grandy
Granny
Hee Haw
Lela
Lola
Ma
Mama
Maga
MaiMai
Mema
Meme
Mima
Mimom
Momaw
Na Na
Nan
Nanna
Nanny
Napa
Nee Nee
Ninni
Nona
Nonna
Nonnie
Oggy
Oma
Opa
Pabby
Paps
Papaw
Pappy
PeePaw
Pepe
PePop
Polly
Pompa
Pop
Poppers
Pop-pop
Pops
Poppy
Sasa
Sugar
Sweetie
Sweetums
Tetah
Tootsie
Tutu
Umpa
Wipper
Yaya
Ye Ye
Zippy

Do you have one to add to the list? Let us know!

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