What do your kiddos call their grandparents?

Picking a grandma’s name or a grandpa’s name is serious business. And there are tons of variations on grandparents’ nicknames. Coventry Direct surveyed over 5,000 Americans on what their grandparents are called—and we’ve got the scoop on the most common nicknames!

When it comes to good ol’ grandma, the number one nickname is none other than Nana. As for the rest, read on for the names rounding out the top 10.


The 10 most common names for grandma in the United States are:

  1. Nana
  2. Grammy/Grammie
  3. Granny/Grannie
  4. Nanny
  5. Mamaw
  6. Mawmaw
  7. Mimi
  8. Grandmother
  9. Memaw
  10. Abuela/Abuelita

What about grandpa? According to Coventry Direct’s survey, the top 10 include:

  1. Papa
  2. Pop/Pop-Pop
  3. Pawpaw
  4. Granddad
  5. Papaw
  6. Grampy
  7. Poppy
  8. Grandfather
  9. Abuelo/Abuelito
  10. Gramps

For the full list of top grandparent nicknames by state, visit Coventry Direct’s website here.



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