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Nicknames For Grandpa (Cool, Funny, Unique & Hippie)

There’s often a strong bond between grandparents and their grandchildren, and the use of a nickname or alternative name for grandpa can be a lovely way to honor that special relationship.

While there’s nothing wrong with the word grandpa, many people find the word a little too traditional for their liking, and if that’s you, you’ll love our list of alternatives!

So to go with out nicknames for aunts, uncles, sons, daughters, nephews, nieces, cousins, brothers, sisters, moms, dads, stepmoms, stepdads, grandmas, great grandmas, great grandpas and even family group chats, let’s check out over 50 cool, funny, unique and hippie grandpa names.

Cool Grandpa Names

Grandpa’s can be cool too you know, and if that’s the case with your grandfather then they deserve an equally cool nickname!

Here are some of the best grandpa names for that cool grandfather in question:

  • Big Daddy
  • Big G
  • Chief
  • Coach
  • G Dog
  • Grand Daddy
  • Nonno
  • Pap
  • Papa
  • Papi
  • Pappy
  • Papster

Funny Grandpa Names

Fun, funny and hippie grandpa names are like personality-based nicknames with added humor all rolled into one!

If grandpa is cheeky or entertaining, or you’re looking for a hippie grandpa name, then you might love one of these:

  • Ancestor
  • Big Boss
  • Big Paw
  • Big Pops
  • Boomer
  • Funpa
  • Grand Doodie
  • Grand Dude
  • Grand Pappy
  • Grumps (the perfect grumpy grandpa name)
  • Paw Paw
  • Pop Pop
  • Pops

Hippie Grandpa Names

Is your grandpa a little on the alternative side (in a good way of course)?

Nicknames that are related to a grandpa’s personality add a fantastic personal touch, so check out these awesome hippie grandfather names:

  • Ace
  • Buddy
  • Buster
  • Captain
  • Gramps
  • Grand Daddio
  • Grand Pop
  • Grand Poppy
  • Grand Pup
  • Papa Fly
  • Papzo
  • Popsy
  • Skipper
  • Tu Tu

Unique Grandpa Names

Are you searching for a grandpa name that is a bit more unusual compared to the status quo?

If yes, then you may love some of these unique grandpa names:

  • Babu
  • Boppa
  • Grand Pere
  • Lolo
  • Opa
  • Papou
  • Ta Ta

Cute Nicknames For grandpa

Many kids like to use a nickname for their grandfather that’s sounds almost as sweet or cute as their grandpa’s himself!

So if you are looking for a cute or sweet name for your grandpa, try one of these:

  • Abuelo
  • Adda
  • Appa
  • BoBo
  • Bubba
  • Grand Bear
  • Gumpa
  • Pa
  • Papa Bear
  • Poppy

Tips For Choosing The Best Grandpa Name

There is of course no right or wrong answer when it comes to choosing a name for you grandpa, and a lot of times it’s best to go with a name that feels natural and fits grandpa’s unique personality.

Some things to bear in mind when choosing a nickname or alternative name for your grandpa include:

  • Check grandpa likes the name and consider letting them veto any names they dislike.
  • Choose a name that’s appropriate for grandad’s age and personality, because the name for a young grandpa in their 50’s is probably going to be different to one in their 80s!
  • Use different names for different sides of the family, so that all grandparents have their own nickname.
  • Choose a name that’s short, simple and easy to say.
  • Lastly, don’t stress too much about it, because a nickname isn’t forever and can always be changed at a later date.

Related: The Ultimate Guide To Nicknames & Baby Names

Nick is a passionate dad who co-founded Rockinbaby to share his parenting journey with other new parents. He has a BSc and MBA, and works as a senior marketing professional. In his spare time Nick loves watching sports, staying fit and traveling. Learn more about Nick here.

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