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The Ultimate List of Grandpa Names

grandparentsUpdated July 13, 2022

by Nina Spears

The Baby Chick®: Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Expert

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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 who turn into Grandpas usually go with what their dads were called as grandparents or something traditional, but we encourage you to look at all of the options! There just might be a better fit that suits you. 🙂 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.

Aborigine

  • 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

Belarusian

  • Dzied

Breton

  • Tad-Kozh

Cajun

  • PawPaw

Catalan

  • Aviah

Chinese

  • Cantonese Paternal – Yeh Yeh
  • Cantonese Maternal – Gong Gong
  • Mandarin Paternal – YeYe
  • Mandarin Maternal – Wài 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-père
  • Informal – Pépère
  • 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

  • Avó

Romanian

  • Bunic
  • Bunicut

Russian

  • 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. Of course, some of them have lost their popularity over the years, so you won’t hear some of these as frequently. 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 Pépé (can go with Grandma name Mémé)

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. 🙂

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