Traditional Grandmother Names

Check out our list of traditional grandmother names.

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traditional grandmother names
Bamaw, Bammaw
Big Mama
Bubbie
DaMa
Dama, Dammaw
Eema, Eemaw, Ema
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Gada
GadGee, Gadgi
Gadgy
GaMa, Gamma
Gammi, Gammy, Gami
Ganna
Ganni, Ganny, Gani
GanGan
G-ma
Gommie, Gommy
Gram
Gramma, Grama
Grammie, Grammy
Gramommie
Grams
Granana
Grananny
Grandama
Grandgran
Grandma
Grandmom
Grandmother Grandnan
Granma
Granmama
Granmom
Granna
Granny
Gumma
Jamma
Mamaw, Mamey
Mammaw
Mammy
Mams
Marmi, Marme
MawMaw
MayMay
MayMay
Maymee
MeMa, Meema
MeMaw, Mimaw
MeMo, MeeMo
Mimo
MeeMee, MeMe, MiMi
Mima
Mimma
Mimmy
Mimsy
Minny
MoMa, MoMaw, MoMo
MomMom
Momsy
Mum, Mums
Mumsy, Mumsey
Nama, Namma
Nan
Nana, Nanna
Nanny
Ne-ma
NeNe, NiNi
Ninna
Ninny, Ninni
Nona, Nonna
Noni, NoNi, NoNee
Nonni, Nonny
Ona, Onna
... I chose to be called "Nana" which is what I called my own grandmother. I figured it would be easy for them to pronounce at an early age, and it would be a nice tribute to my Nana as well.
– anpusmama

My grandson was calling me Mommy too so we had him reverse it to Mema — I love it.
– mematomany

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My granddaughter Abby has called me Maca since she started talking and it has stuck. I really think it is cute. I also have two new grandsons so I can not wait to see what name they will call me. It is all up to them, that is what will make me happy. Michelle / Grandma / Maca

michelle55n on 2014-04-20 20:30:57

Maama

imaclassic@live.com on 2013-03-25 12:47:59

My precious granddaughter Kaidance began calling me "YahYah" when she was about 10 mo.old. Little did we know at the time it is the misspelled version of the Greek name for grandmother. All I know is it is music to my heart when all of the little ones call out to me using YahYah!

kelfelsti on 2012-10-14 12:53:28

I am Mamaw, the name my first incredible granddaughter chose for me. The only living granddad I knew was an anchor in my life. I would have given anything to have had a grandmother by any name. I don't feel older. I feel renewed and younger in my relationships and await the arrival of the next grandchild in the spring. Biggin, you and 2 can call me anything as long as you know how much I love you.

jebrewer36@hotmail.com on 2012-10-12 10:17:52

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