19 Names for New Grandparents That Aren’t Grandma and Grandpa
There are options, people
So your in-laws took Grandma and Grandpa and now your parents are scratching their heads trying to figure out what they should be called. Don’t worry: There are tons of adorable grandparent names they can totally adopt. Here, some of our favorites.
Baba and Babu
Georgian for "grandma" and "grandpa."
Bubbe and Zayde
Yiddish, oy vey.
Babcia and Dziadziu
From our Polish pals. (Pronounced bop-cha and ja-jee.)
Easy to pronounce for the little ones.
Nani and Nana
The maternal grandparent names in Hindi.
Dadi and Dada
And the paternal ones (yep, no confused kids here).
Nonna and Nonno
Or “GG” when she’s signing off on birthday cards.
Fitting for how adored she is in the fam.
One of your baby’s first words—right after Mama, of course.
Aka the original gangsta of the family.
For the granddad who has a twinkle in his eye.
He don’t stop.
Well, that’s just dandy.
Lola and Lolo
From our Filipino friends.
Oma and Opa
German for "grandma" and "grandpa."
Short for Abuela.
Also goes by Gams.
Sherri and Jim
Because they’re forever young.