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The Ultimate List of Grandpa Names

Hispanic grandfather holding his baby grandson.

by Nina Spears

The Baby Chick

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Now that you have found your Grandma name, you might be looking for the perfect match for a Grandpa name. Many fathers that turn into Grandpas usually go with what their dads were called as grandparents or something traditional, but we encourage you to take a look at all of the options! There just might be a better fit that suits you. πŸ™‚ Here is our ultimate list of over 100 Grandpa names to choose from! International Grandpa Names If you want to know what grandfathers are called all over the world, here are the international Grandpa names. These have been passed down from generation to generation. See what your heritage traditionally calls their grandfathers. Read More

Now that you have found your Grandma name, you might be looking for the perfect match for a Grandpa name. Many fathers that turn into Grandpas usually go with what their dads were called as grandparents or something traditional, but we encourage you to take a look at all of the options! There just might be a better fit that suits you. πŸ™‚ Here is our ultimate list of over 100 Grandpa names to choose from!

International Grandpa Names

If you want to know what grandfathers are called all over the world, here are the international Grandpa names. These have been passed down from generation to generation. See what your heritage traditionally calls their grandfathers.

  • Aboriginie
    • Australian Formal – Maili
    • Australian Paternal – Waayamaa
    • Australian Maternal – Garrimaay
    • Polynesian Maori dialect – Tipuna Tane
  • African
    • Berber dialect – Tamazight
    • Botswanan – Ntatemogolo
    • Shona dialect – Sekuru
    • Swahili – Babu
    • Venda dialect – Mmakhulu
    • Xhosa dialect – Utat’omkhulu
    • Zulu dialect – Ubabamjhulu
  • Afrikaans
    • Oupa
  • Albanian
    • Babagiysh
  • American Indian
    • Cherokee – Agiduda, E-du-di
    • Cheyenne – Shi’choo
    • Eskimo, Inupiaq dialect – Ataataga
    • Navajo (maternal) – Chei
    • Navajo (paternal) – Nali’
    • Ojibway – Mishomis
  • Arabic
    • Formal – Jadd
    • Informal – Seedo
  • Armenian
    • Papik
  • Basque
    • Aitona
  • Belarusen
    • Dzied
  • Breton
    • Tad-Kozh
  • Cajun
    • PawPaw
  • Catalan
    • Aviah
  • Chinese
    • Cantonese Paternal – Yeh Yeh
    • Cantonese Maternal – Gong Gong
    • Mandarin Paternal – YeYe
    • Mandarin Maternal – WΓ i Gong
  • Croatian
    • Djed
  • Danish
    • Formal – Bedstefader
    • Paternal – Farfar
    • Maternal – Morfar
  • Dutch
    • Grootvader
  • Esperanto
    • Avo
  • Estonian
    • Vanaisahttp
  • Farsi
    • Pedaer Bozorg
  • Filipino, Cebuano
    • Formal – Apohang lalaki
    • Informal – Lolo
  • Finnish
    • Isoisa
    • Ukki
    • Vaari
  • Flemish
    • Bonpahttp
  • French
    • Formal – Grand-pΓ¨re
    • Informal – PΓ©pΓ¨re
    • Semiformal – Grand-papa
  • Galician
    • Avo
  • Georgian
    • Babu
  • German
    • Formal – Grossvader
    • Informal – Opa
  • Greek
    • Pappous
  • Guarani, South America
    • Aba
  • Hawaiian
    • Formal – Kupuna Kane
    • Informal – Tutu Kane
  • Hebrew
    • Saba
  • Hungarian
    • Formal – Nagyapa
    • Informal – Tata
  • Icelandic
    • Afi
  • Indian
    • Bengali Paternal – Dadu
    • Bengali Maternal – Nanu
    • Hindi – Daa-daa-jee
    • Southwestern – Ajja
    • Urdu Paternal – Daadaa
    • Urdu Maternal – Daadi
  • Indonesian
    • Petulu
  • Irish/ Gaelic
    • Formal – Seanathair
    • Informal – Daidoe, Daddo
  • Italian
    • Nonno
  • Japanese
    • Formal – Ojiisan
    • Informal – Sofu
  • Korean
    • Halabeoji
  • Latvian
    • Vectevas
  • Lebanese
    • Jid
  • Lithuanian
    • Senelis
  • Malagasy
    • Babakoto
  • Maltese
    • Nannu
  • Norwegian
    • Bestefar
    • Paternal – Farfar
    • Maternal – Morfar
  • Polish
    • Formal – Dziadek
    • Informal – Dziadzio
  • Portuguese
    • AvΓ³
  • Romanian
    • Bunic
    • Bunicut
  • Grandma name
    • Dedushka
  • Sanskrit
    • Paternal – Pitaamaha
    • Maternal – Maataamaha
  • Serbian
    • Deda
  • Slovakian
    • Ded
  • Spanish
    • Formal – Abuelo
    • Informal Diminutive – Abuelito, Tito, Lito
  • Swedish
    • Paternal – Farfar
    • Maternal – Morfar
  • Swiss
    • Grosspapi
  • Syrian
    • Jidu
  • Tamil
    • Thatha
  • Thai
    • Paternal – Bpoo
    • Maternal – Dtaa
  • Turkish
    • Dede
    • Buyukbaba
  • Turkmen
    • Baba
  • Ukrainian
    • Formal – Dadju
    • Informal – Gigi
  • Uzbek
    • Bobo
    • Doda
  • Vietnamese
    • Formal – Ong
    • Informal – Ong Noi
  • Welsh
    • Southern – Taidie
    • Northern – Tad-cu, Taid
  • Yiddish
    • Zaide
    • Zeydeh
    • Zeyde
    • Zeide
    • Zede

Classic & Traditional Grandpa Names

These are the Grandpa names that are commonly used in the United States. Some of them have lost their popularity over the years so you won’t hear some of them as much. But I’m sure you’ll recognize a good amount.

  • Banfy
  • Banpa
  • Banpy
  • Bappa
  • Bappy
  • Beebaw
  • BoBo, Bobo
  • Boo
  • BooBoo
  • Boompa
  • Boppa
  • Da
  • DaPa, Da Pa, DaPaw
  • Drampa, Drampaw
  • Gampa
  • Gamps
  • Gampy (goes with Gammy)
  • Gran
  • Grand
  • Granda
  • Grandad
  • Grandaddy
  • Grandiddy
  • Grandgramp
  • Grandpa
  • Granpap
  • Grandpappy
  • Granpop
  • Granpoppy
  • Granpoppa
  • Gumpa
  • Gwampa
  • Pa
  • Pampa, Pampaw
  • Pap
  • Papa, PaPa
  • Papaw or Peepaw (usually goes with Meemaw or Meema)
  • PapPap
  • Papps
  • Pappy (and can go with Mammy)
  • PawPaw or Pawpaw – popular in south Louisiana and are Cajun in origin & goes with MawMaw or Mawmaw
  • PawPee
  • Pop (goes great with Grandma name “Lolly”)
  • Poppa
  • Poppi or Poppy
  • PopPop
  • Pops
  • Popsi

Trendy & Cool Grandma Names

Some Grandfathers are breaking tradition and finding a Grandpa name that best suits them. These are the names that we’ve heard are on the rise!

  • Ace
  • Adda
  • Baba
  • Babar
  • Badda
  • B.D., BeDe
  • Bear (goes great with Granma name “Honey”)
  • Beau, Bo
  • BeeMa, BeMa
  • Big Bop
  • BiggieD
  • Bobaloo
  • Bop
  • Bubba
  • Buck
  • Bud
  • Buddy
  • Buster
  • Buzz, Buzzy
  • Captain
  • Champ
  • Chief
  • Coach
  • Dabadoo
  • Daddor
  • Dadoo
  • Dandy
  • Dappy
  • DeDad
  • DeeDah
  • Dexter
  • Dodie
  • Doody
  • Doozy
  • G
  • G-Daddy
  • G-Dad, GeeDad
  • G-Dawg
  • G-Dog
  • Geezer Guy, Geez
  • G-Man
  • Gopa
  • G.P., GeePee
  • Grand-D
  • Grando
  • Grad
  • Gradaddy
  • Graddy, Grady
  • Grampers (goes with Grammers)
  • Grand (and his name) – For example, Grand Buddy
  • Grandpa + First letter of name
  • Grandy
  • Grandoody
  • Grandude
  • Grindy
  • Grindiddy
  • Mellowman
  • MoreDaddy
  • Odie
  • Napa
  • Panda
  • Papi (and can go with Nene)
  • Papster
  • Papadaddy
  • Pawser
  • Pawsey
  • PeePa, Peepaw
  • Peepers
  • Pepe or PΓ©pΓ© (can go with Grandma name MΓ©mΓ©)
  • Pogo
  • Popeo
  • Pepo
  • Peppy
  • Podge
  • Pompa
  • Poppers
  • Popples
  • Poppo, PoPo
  • Puggles
  • P-Pop
  • PopZ
  • Puppa
  • Puppaw
  • Rocky
  • Skipper
  • Slick
  • Umpa, Ump
  • Ta-Pa
  • Two-Papa (like a second papa)
  • Wampa
  • Wompa, Wompaw

Did you find a good fit for you? And are there any Grandpa names that we missed? We want to know! Share with us what you call your Grandpa or what your kids call your parents. πŸ™‚