What is another name for grandma?

What is another name for grandma?

Some of the most popular shortenings for “grandma” and “nana” include: Gram, Grammy, G-Ma, Granny and Nan. Grandpa or Papa are often shortened to Gramps, Pop, Pap, G-Pa, Poppy or Grandaddy.

What do Londoners call grandparents?

There is certainly no single name used throughout the UK, just as there isn’t in all of the United States. Most common in England are probably: gran’dad and gramma, grandpa and Grammy, grand papa and grand mama, gramps and gran.

WHO calls grandmothers Nan?

Etymology. The word nan for grandma is a shortening of the word nana. Both of these words probably are child pronunciations of the word nanny. Etymonline describes this word as originating as a child’s word for “female adult other than mother”.

What are some cool names for grandmother?

Some common names for grandmothers include things like nana, nonnie, grammy, mamaw, and big mamma. This is only the beginning though. Some people use names that reflect cultural or racial roots. Nonna is Italian for grandmother, and may be changed to Nonnie or Nanny.

What are German grandparents called?

Opa is the informal German name for grandfather or grandpa. Grossvater or grossvader is the more formal term. Since there are several forms of Standard German, as well as a number of dialects, spellings and pronunciations may differ. Like Oma for grandmother, Opa is a popular nickname for grandfather in many areas of the globe.

What are some cool Grandpa names?

Old fashioned boys’ and girls’ names from Grandma and Grandpa that are cool once again—Ada, Beatrice, Henry, Mabel and more.

What are some old grandma names?


  • Esther
  • Lottie
  • Nannie (although this was my grandmother’s nickname,I was surprised this was actually one of the most popular given first names at the turn of the century) More from
  • Beulah
  • Flossie
  • Gladys
  • Mildred
  • Mamie
  • Myrtle
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