Grammy and Grampy: A casual version of "Grandma" and "Grandpa" that makes it easier for kids to say. Gigi and Pops: Pronounced "gee-gee," the two are another fun and easy peasy way to address the grandparents.
GG or Gigi, is a cool great grandmother nickname. It is a blessing to be a grandparent and great grandparent.
This grandmother nickname doubles as a real-life moniker – think of American model Gigi Hadid. The two-syllable name, pronounced "gee-gee," is also fun for little kids to say.
One of my best friends chose Mia as her grandparent name because it represented her Italian heritage. I took that idea and ran with it—as you all know, I am Gigi! I love that it is a reflection of my French heritage.
Another popular subset of unique names are those that are derived from the (most often) grandmother's first name. So Gabby McCree is Gigi. “It's an abbreviation for 'Grandma Gabby' and also my initials growing up,” she says.
Gigi is a baby girl name of French origin. This baby name has a few strong branches with its French root Georgine and its Greek roots Georgina and George. Meaning “earth-worker,” you might recognize this name in the fields, growing crops, planting trees, and taking care of nature's finest.
Save to list. Girl. Greek, English. Short form of Georgina, a feminine form of George, which originally comes from the Greek name Georgios, from georgos, meaning "farmer, earthworker", which is from ge, meaning "earth" and ergon, meaning "work".
In Britain, Ireland, United States, Australia, New Zealand and, particularly prevalent in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nan, Nana, Nanna, Nanny, Gran and Granny and other variations are often used for grandmother in both writing and speech.
Ukrainians use Baba for grandmother and Gigi for grandfather.
While maimeó anddaideó are the words used to address a grandmother or grandfather, there are a few different words for grandparents in Irish. For example, there are máthair chríona, which translates to “wise mother,” and athair críonna which translates to “wise father.”
Some of the names cited for grandmothers include Boo, Mimi and Nanan. For grandfathers such terms of endearment include Pa, Papa and Captain. People living in Cardiff and Plymouth are more likely to use a unique name for their grandfather and those in Nottingham, London and Leicester likewise for their grandmother.
You can call her by cute names such as Big mom, Peaches, Lolly, or go for hippie names Hopie or Mumssy. Fairy mother, Granny Pie, or Yo Grandma can be other fun ways to address your sweet and caring grandma. Nicknames, whether traditional or unusual, are often remembered for years.
It's not rude - it's neutral. Raging by saying something like “screw you” as you left would be BM, while saying “good game” or “well played” is good mannered.
Usage in video games
Multiple video game, streamers and esports websites use this domain because "gg" is a common initialism used in multiplayer video games as an abbreviation for the phrase "good game", usually said at the end of a match.
GG — "good going" or "good game". Used sincerely in online games such as trivia, but more often used sarcastically when someone has done something foolish.
Nan – Another classic name for grandma is Nan. Used in both Scotland and Ireland, it comes from the Gaelic “Nain”. Nana – This nickname is short and sweet; especially if your grandma loves bananas!
/ˈɡrænˌmaː, ˈɡræmaː/ Add to word list Add to word list. informal. grandmother. бабуся
Oma and Opa
In Germany, you say oma and opa for grandma and grandpa.
Dembart – Grandmother
Maam bart/maaman/naan – Father.
Gran is another of the most common British slang terms for grandmother. It is considered another childish abbreviation of the word grandmother, which would be used by young children and not adults.
Nonna means grandmother in Italian. So, Nonna (pronounced Non-nah) is my grandmother. I was fortunate to spend a lot of time with her when I lived in Brisbane, Australia. She would always graciously humour my requests to “PLEASE PLAY WITH ME NONNA!”.
Double initials work really well for girls. There's Cece and Gigi, and Bebe, Didi, Fifi, Kiki, Mimi, and Vivi all have some possibility, too. Gigi veers close to the nickname-only category, but I'm including it hear anyhow. Georgia Genevieve, Ginevra Grace, Gwendolen Garnet, and Gemma Guinevere all lead to Gigi.