The word for grandmother in Italian is nonna whereas the plural is nonne. Similar to English which has multiple terms for grandmother including grandma, granny, gran and so on, you may also come across some dialectal variations on nonna depending on where you live.
Borrowed from Venetian nona (“grandmother”).
Etymology. Borrowed from Italian nonna.
Noni. A variation in the spelling of "Nonna," "Nonni" means grandparents in Italian.
Italian (Sicily): perhaps from Nona (Croatian Nin) a city in Dalmatia used as a personal name bestowed on foundlings.
In America and Canada, many second and third generation Italians refer to their grandma as nona pronounced with a long 'o' sound. The word nonnina is the diminutive form of nonna. It literally translates as little grandma and is often used in a humorous, loving way.
Nonnas Play Important Roles in Italy's Culture
Nonna is the Italian word for grandmother.
I call my grandmother “Noni, an endearing diminutive of Nonna, the Italian word for grandmother.
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.”
Nona (Syriac: ܢܥܢܐ) is an Assyrian surname referring to the Prophet Jonah. The name derives from the Akkadian word "Nunu" or "Nuna", meaning large fish or whale (in reference to the Abrahamic text, Jonah and the Whale). The name is also a variant of the Hebrew and Aramaic word "Yona", also referring to Jonah.
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“Nonna” from Italian
“Nonna” is the popular name for grandmother in the Italian language.
-Scottish: In Scottish Gaelic, the word for grandma is “Seanmhair,” which means good mother. But other commonly used Scottish grandmother names include “Nana,” “Nanna,” “Mhamó” and “Mamó.”
India. “In our Indian culture, 'nani' is maternal grandmother, and 'dadi' is paternal. 'Nana' is maternal grandfather, and 'dada' is paternal,” shares Lisa Batra is a first-generation Indian, with immigrant parents, and two kids of her own.
The most frequently used and the correct Polish word for grandma is Babcia.
The short form of Isabella, which is the Italian form of Isabel. Also from the Italian word for bella, meaning "beautiful". Bella Swan is the heroine of the "Twilight Saga", portrayed by Kristen Stewart in the films.
My Nana: “Cento per Cento” Siciliana Grandmother.
"We spent a long time searching for grandma names that also had an animal link," Bindi Irwin, 22, told the outlet. "We decided that she's going to be called 'Bunny'.
Nonna means grandma in Italian. But in Italy, Nonna Nerina means legend. This is how one grandma saved her entire village with pasta.
Other definitions for nona (2 of 2)
a combining form meaning “nine, ninth,” used in the formation of compound words: nonagon.