Here are the most common grandparent names in Illinois

Grandparents hold a special place in our hearts. But, what’s their nickname? It’s no surprise that everyone calls their grandma or grandpa different names based on their family history, culture or a personal preference from the grandparent.


Coventry Direct recently released the most popular grandparent names after conducting a survey of 5,000 Americans across the country. In the report, it also listed the most popular name in each state. The most common names for grandparents in Illinois? Nana and Papa. Read the top ten nicknames for each grandparent in the U.S. below.


Most popular nicknames for grandmothers:


    1. Nana


    1. Grammy or Grammie


    1. Granny or Grannie


    1. Nanny


    1. Mamaw


    1. Mawmaw


    1. Mimi


    1. Grandmother


    1. Memaw


    1. Abuela or Abuelita



Most popular nicknames for grandfathers:


    1. Papa


    1. Pop or Pop-Pop


    1. Pawpaw


    1. Granddad


    1. Papaw


    1. Grampy


    1. Poppy


    1. Grandfather


    1. Abuelo or Abuelito


    1. Gramps



Just like Illinois, Nana and Papa topped the list nationwide. Find more grandparent name ideas at


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Katina Beniaris
Katina Beniaris
As audience development manager, Katina Beniaris digs into data to help the Chicago Parent team learn about our audiences and tailor better content for them. She has more than five years of experience in content creation.
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