Top Grandma Names (400+ Cute, Sassy, and Cool for 2022)

Looking for the best grandma names? Receiving the news that you are going to be a grandmother is one of the most exciting moments of your life. Along with all of the questions running through your head about the baby, the parents-to-be, and plans for the future, you are also likely wondering what name you will want to have as one of the most important people in that child's life: their grandmother.

In addition to sharing the news on Social Media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, you will also probably be announcing your chosen nickname as their grandparent as well. It's important that you pick something that suits you, and reflects your relationship with the baby-to-be in the most wonderful way possible. But how exactly do you pick a name that's perfect?

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How to pick a nickname for your grandma

With all of the possible name types out there, it's important to take your time deciding on your grandmother's name. First off, you'll want to make sure that whichever name you choose is something that you like. While you should make sure that the parents-to-be are happy with the idea, ultimately this will be a name that you will be hearing for many years to come. Make sure that you enjoy hearing it over and over again.

While this may sound somewhat contradictory, it is also equally critical that you are comfortable with the name not being chosen by the child. While they may love the name themselves, children also have a habit of speaking in terms that are easy for them, so when you pick a name you would like to be called as their grandmother, make sure that it is easy to pronounce, or at the very least, that you are content with the child dissenting from your choice.

With the above advice in mind, let's dive in and start looking at some amazing name choices for the grandmother-to-be!

cool grandmother names

Modern grandmother names

Being modern means being on the edge of the newest trends. Maybe you follow some other celebrity grandmothers and you love some of their ideas. Nonetheless, if you aren't content with simply being inside the box, these names are for you!

Amma

Bebe or Bibi

Gaga or Gigi

Glamma

G-Mom

G-Maw

G

Lovey

Lolly

Lala

Sugar

Sug

Sweetie

Sassy

Gaga

Coco

Baba

Abba

Amma

Babe

Bamba

Bama

BeBe

Bella o

Belle

Birdy

Birdie

Bunny

CeeCee

Cici

Coco

Gabby

Gabbi

Gadgy

Gadgi

GiGi

GoGo

Gogi

Glamma

Glammy

Grancy

Grancie

Kitty

LaLa

MayMay

Mia

Mimi

Nina

Pippy

Pippa

Teenie

Teeny

maternal grandmother names

Traditional grandmother names

If you are looking for more traditional grandmother names that reflect and older and perhaps wiser time, look no further. From grandma to gram, we have all of the famous traditional grandmother names for you to peruse.

Gam

Granny

Gran

Bamaw, Bammaw

Big Mama

Bubbie

DaMa

Dama

Dammaw

Eema

Eemaw

Ema

G

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

Mammaw

Mamey

Mammy

Mams

Marmi

Marme

MawMaw

MayMay

Maymee

MeMa

Meema

MeMaw

Mimaw

MeMo

MeeMo

Mimo

MeeMee

MeMe

MiMi

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

cool grandmother name ideas

Contemporary grandmother names

Maybe traditional names are not really your thing. They're too stuffy, old-sounding, and not as hip as you would like. You need something that is a bit more common, more unique, and-in a word-contemporary. If that's the case, we definitely has the names for you! Feast you eyes on these amazing contemporary grandmother names.

Amma

Babe

Bamba

Bama

BeBe

Bella

Belle

Birdy

Birdie

Bubbles

BunBun

Bunny

CeeCee

Cici

Coco

Gabby

Gabbi

Gadgy

Gadgi

Gaga

GiGi

GoGo

Gogi

G girl

Cookie Master

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Sassy grandma names

Maybe you're a grandma that really doesn't fit the mold. You're spicy, sassy, and have no intention of toning down your shenanigans anytime soon. If that describes you to a "T", here are some great names you can use to make sure all your grand babies know how sassy their grandmother is. Check them out!

Nona

Glamma

Baba

Gaga

Coco

Glunky

Biffy

Memaw

Grams

Cookie

Bibi

Gram cracker

Mimzy

Oma

Cha-cha

Pipp

Granny Pie

Ouma

MooMaw

Marmee

Cookie Monster

Gift Giver

Spoiler

Buzzy

Choco

Fuzz

Toots

Yaya

Lolli

G-Madre

Lolla

Glamma

Nonni

Abuela

Mimi

Gaga

Gigi

Tutu

Savta

Gogo

Lala

Birdy

Mama

Dama

Amma

Pam-ma

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Cool grandma names

Let's face it. Sometimes thinking about becoming a grandparent is a bit, well, daunting. And, dare we say it, you might beginning to feel a bit old. But have no fear! Just because your body may be aging doesn't mean that you are. You're fun, cool, hip, and trendy, and your body wont' tell you otherwise, nor will anyone else. If that sounds the kind of grandma you are-or want to be-here are some names that you will definitely love.

Birdy

Coco

Bubba

Yannie-Yannie

Suggy

Geema

Gigi

Ooma

Nannzy

Jama

Nanna

Nam-nam

Nene

Kitty

MayMay

Mawa

Mumu

Zaza

Neena

Teenie

Babushka

Gadji

G-ma

Babs

Mima

Yaya

Bacia

Mhamo

Ayeeyo

Punky

Panda

Vava

Zippy

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Irish grandma names

You might be one of the few grandmas in the world that still have a bit of orange hair, and fire left in your step. If you are spunky and from the United Kingdom, we have some amazing Irish names for you! We have made sure to include more traditional, non-English variants of grandmother, as well as more modern and hip translations, so that you can pick something that really suits you, even if your personality is likely too big for a few letters.

Seanmháthair

Maimeó

Móraí

Gran

Granny

Gram

Gramma

Mhamo

Mamo

Granny

Nan

Nann

Nanny

Jewish grandma names

If you come from a Jewish background, you will likely be looking for a name that respects your cultural heritage. We totally get that, and that is something to be admired! Whether you are looking to use traditional Hebraic or Yiddish names, or just have a more modern spin on traditional terms, we have some great ideas below. Here are some great Jewish grandmother names to keep your legacy going! Let's check them out!

Savta

Safta

Saba

Sabba

Savta

Sabby

Savvy

Saffy

Bubbie

Zayde

Bibi

Z

Bubbie Jo

Mimi

more modern grandmother names

Hipster grandma names

Becoming a grandmother may feel as though are losing your hip, your funk, your mojo. But, that doesn't have to be the case. If you feel like your age is starting to catch up with you, here are some great hipster grandma names to help you remember just how rad you really are! Take a look below!

Abba

Bella

Birdie

Bunny

Cookie

Coco

Darling

Glamma

G-ma

Granzilla

Honey

Kitty

Lolly

Lovey

Sugar

Tootsie

Lol

Too Too

Glamaa Ramma

Dar

Ma Ga

Roxy

Amma

Gigi

G-Ma

G-Mama

G-Mam

G-Mom

G-Madre

Glam-ma

Glammy

Granny Pie

Insta Gram

Nina

Queen

Queenie

Pipp

Bibi

Big Mama

Bobo

Bunny

Cookie

Cee Cee

Cha-Cha

Cookie

Deeda

DiDi

Eemaw

Gram Cracker

Honey

Hopie

Lolli

Mimzy

Momsie

MooMaw

Sunny

Tootsie

Angel Mom

Ammu

Meme Factory

Gigi

G-Ma

G-Mama

G-Mum

G-Mam

G-Mom

G-Madre

Glam-ma

Glammy

Granny Pie

Granno

Lovie

Fairy Mother

Instagran

Mimsy

Nina

TikTok Queen

Queenie

Pippi

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French grandma names

Salut! If you are looking for some great grandmother names, but are interested in keeping your French heritage alive and well, here are some great names for you. These awesome French grandma names are perfect if you live in France, Quebec, or other Francophone areas. Let's dig in. Magnifique!

Grand-mère

Grand-maman

gra-mere

mémère

mémé

mamé

Mamie

mémère

Gra-merez

Non-english grandmother names

If many of these names don't seem to fit the bill for you or your family so far, here are some great non-English grandmother names for you to take a look at. If you are looking for some great non-English names, look no further. We have collected amazing grandmother names from countries all over the world such as, Italy, Japan, Congo, Iceland, the Philippines, Canada, China, and other lesser-known countries. If you are looking for some unique, non-English names, we have you covered.

Lola

Inang

Nanang

Nanay

Grand-mère

Grandmere

Grand-maman

Mémé

Mamie

Oma

YaYa

YiaYia

Tutu

Tutu Wahine

Nonna

Nana

NaiNai

Ma Ma

Po Po

Wai Po

Bomma

Bommi

Oma

Omi

Savta

Bubbe

Seanmháthair

Maimeó

Móraí

Obaasan

Sobo

Halmoni

Halmeoni

Halmi

Babcia

Babciu

Babunia

Babula

Babusia

Baba

Avo

Babushka

Abuela

Abuelita

Tatik

Yeay

Yiey

Baka

Amma

Nenek

Bunica

Bibi

We hope that these 400+ name suggestions have helped you come to realize just how amazing and exciting becoming a grandmother really is. From baking cookies, running with the kids, teaching them tricks that you learned, and telling them stories about how life used to be, "way back when," there are some really amazing things to look forward to as a grandmother. Don't let your name not be one of them. We hope that you found a name that absolutely loved, and more importantly, one that your grandchildren will love for years to come!

Remember, as we said at the beginning of this article, sometimes children will usually change their minds about what to call their grandparents on their own, regardless of how hip, traditional, fun, or unique the name you have chosen is. When this happens, it is crucial to remember that it isn't because they do not like the name, but more so because children can change their minds rather quickly, and would rather use a name that they can pronounce well.

Regardless of what name you decide to choose to go by, what really matters, in the end, is the memories you create with your grandkids. Making sure that they are loved, cherished, cared for, played with, valued, and appreciated whenever they come over to grandma's house will mean much, much more than what the name of their grandmother means. Be the best grandmother you can be, and the name will come with time.

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