What Names Do Americans Use for a Grandma?


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Americans use a huge varieties of names for grandmothers, including traditional titles such as Grandma, Granmom, Granny, Mawmaw and Nana. Less traditional names include Momsy, Glamma, Neema, Lola and Yana.

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As of 2015, other trendy names for grandmothers in the United States include Mami, Bella, Granan, Mummers and Soosa. Grandmother names used by celebrities include Lalo, Grammy, Aba Daba, Shazza and Zannie.

Instead of common traditional or trendy names, some families prefer to make up their own titles for grandmothers. This can be a variation of the grandma's given name or a new creative name that was made up by the grandchildren.

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