Oma is the informal German name for grandmother or grandma. Grossmutter is the more formal term.Since there are several forms of Standard German, as well as a number of dialects, spellings and pronunciations for the more formal term may differ.
Both Oma for grandmother and Oma for grandfather are popular nicknames for grandparents in many parts of the world.
Learn about German names for grandfather.
Pronunciation: Oma is pronounced as it looks: Oh-ma. Hear the pronunciation of grossmutter.
Alternate Spellings: Omi