16 unique grandparent nicknames you need to hear

Becoming a grandparent is one of the most rewarding and exciting parts of life’s adventures, filled with cuddles, laughs, and the ability to hand them back at the end of the day! What the grandkids choose to call you, however, can be as important as the naming of the baby itself. Seriously! Choosing your grandparent nickname isn’t a one-size fits all deal. Hey, you wouldn’t buy a car without test driving it first, so before settling on Nana or Grandpa, try out our unique and trendy grandparent nicknames.

1. Gigi

Whether you’re a grandparent, or a great-grandparent, Gigi is a fun name for both Grandma and Grandad. For added quirk, stylise this name as GG or Gee-Gee and make it special to you!

2. Booboo

Easy to pronounce and super cute, Booboo is a great unisex nickname that is commonly used affectionately, but is perfect for the grandkids!

3. Ace

A nickname reserved for the very best, Ace is perfect for those grandfathers who know they are number one, and want the grandkids to know that too!

4. Babu

Traditionally used to show respect towards men, Babu derives from the South Asian term bapu, which is reserved for fathers and grandfathers. In modern times, however, Babu has been used as a term of endearment for loved ones. 

5. Jingles

Perfect for the jolly and quirky grandmother, Jingles is a fun nickname for those who have a silly streak and an eccentric spark. 

6. Poppy

Poppy is an adorable variation of Pop, or Poppa, which will easily roll off the tongue of your wee ones.

7. Lovey

Great for a grandparent full of love, this unique name is gaining popularity –and is even used by Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner!

8. Buddy

Grandparents are the wisest friends a kid can have, so why not seal the deal with the nickname Buddy to let the grandchildren know they’ll always have a friend while you’re around.

9. Honey

Honey is perfect for the grandmother who is as sweet as this name suggests!

10. Gemma

An Italian name meaning gemstone or jewel, Gemma is to perfect way to describe exactly what a grandmother is … precious and priceless.

11. Beau

Traditionally a French name meaning handsome, this grandparent nickname has become increasingly popular in recent years as it is unique and easy to pronounce – and what grandfather doesn’t want to be called handsome!

12. Glamma

Short for “Glamourous Grandma”, this nickname is great for the fashion-forward grandmother who carries herself with confidence and style. 

13. Podge

A Latin name used for someone of noble lineage, Podge has been a popular nickname for quirky and alternative grandparents over the last few decades.

14. Giggles

Are you a jokester? Giggles is a great name for the kooky, quasi-comedienne of the family, who delivers laughs on the regular.

15. Grandy

A short form of grandmother or grandfather, Grandy is an adorable unisex term that is super familiar and easy to identify, with just enough quirk to be a fun and unique alternative from the norm. 

16. Cookie

This nickname is ideal for the grandparent who loves to whip up sweet treats in the kitchen, and who may even let the kids taste test!

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