The Best Inspiration for Cool Grandma Names

First pregnancies are not only exciting for the new parents, but also for the grandma-to-be! Choosing your grandma name is a big deal, and if you’re searching for cool grandma names you’ve come to the right place. 

The BEST List of Cool Grandma NamesRather than giving you a long and lengthy list, we’ve divided it into some categories for you. Are you looking for more unique? Traditional? Check out our ideas below. 

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Unique/Hipster Grandma Names

In the same way modern parents are trending towards the unique spectrum for baby names, many grandparents are looking for more hip nicknames. Check out these cool grandma names:

Abba

Bella

Birdie

Bunny

Cookie

Coco

Darling

Glamma

G-ma

Granzilla

Honey

Kitty

Lolly (extra cute with Pop for grandpa)

Lovey

Sugar

Tootsie

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The Best Inspiration for Cool Grandma Names

Grandma in Other Languages

A really good idea for finding unique grandparent names is to dig into and explore your ancestry. Try out some of these names for grandparents in different languages around the world. 

Abuela & Abuelo (Spanish)

Amma & Afi (Icelandic)

Avó & Avô (Portuguese) 

Bubbe & Zeyde (Yiddish)

Babushka & Dedushka (Russian)

Grandmère & Grandpère (French)

Lola & Lolo (Filipino)

Nonna & Nonno (Italian)

Oma & Opa (German, informal)

Tutu (Hawaiian, informal)

Yia yia & pappous (Greek)

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Traditional Grandmother Names

Sometimes a classic name can be the perfect, timeless option. Many families opt for the standard Grandma and Grandpa, possibly followed by their names. 

This can get a bit confusing especially with blended families or multiple generations of grandparents, but luckily there are lots of common nicknames for grandma as well.

Here are some of the more traditional grandmother names:

Granny

Gran

Grammy

Gram

Ma

Mawmaw

MeeMaw

Mimi

Mimsy

Minny

Momsy

Mumsy

Nana

Nanny

Ninny

Nonny

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The Best Inspiration for Cool Grandma Names

Baby Inspiration for Cool Grandma Names

Sometimes the new baby themselves can be a great source of inspiration for cool grandma names! 

For instance, Jo originally wanted her children to call her grandma “Gigi” – pronounced G-G for great-grandmother. However, it never caught on with Ry and he started calling her “Juju” as a small toddler. Five years and two additional grandchildren later, she’s still Juju. Everyone loves the name! 

Listen to the sounds your baby makes for inspiration. Here are a few examples:

Baba

Gaga

Gamgam

Gammy

Gigi

Juju 

Kiki 

Lala

Lulu

Momo

Yaya

 

Hopefully you found some inspiration in our lists. Does your family have any other unique, cultural, or traditional nicknames for grandparents?

The BEST List of Cool Grandma Names

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Jo & Rachel

Jo and Rachel first had the idea for 'The Moms At Odds' in 2016 when our babies were turning 2 and we realized that we were very different parents.

As a mom, Rachel immediately felt this strong connection to her son and instantly decided she wanted to become a stay-at-home mom. Though Jo obviously loved her son as well, she counted the days until she could go back to work and interact with other adults.

They both struggled over getting their babies to sleep and while Jo believed in sleep training, Rachel looked for alternatives like dream feeding and no cry methods. As time passed and their children grew older the differences started to really add up – pacifier use, drinking during breastfeeding, organic foods, screen time, diaper brands, and on and on.

During this day and age, it’s so easy to look at our parenting differences as a bad thing. After all, we’ve all seen jokes and articles about “Mommy Wars” over one subject or another. Instead, we choose to embrace our differences and show you that in many areas there is no wrong answer. What works for one family may not work for another, and that’s perfectly fine. We can still all get along and raise perfectly healthy, beautiful children.

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