Punjabi Names of Family and Relations

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List of Punjabi names of relations and family members from English

Here is a list of Punjabi names of relations and family members from English. If you would like to know the Punjabi name of any other relation,  you can contact us or ask through comment section of this post. We will love to hear from you if you would like to provide you feedback in making these tutorials more interesting or better.

Mother ਮਾਂ
Father ਪਿਤਾ
Maternal Grandfather ਨਾਨਾ
Paternal Grandfather ਦਾਦਾ
Maternal Grandmother ਨਾਨੀ
Paternal Grandmother ਦਾਦੀ
Husband ਪਤੀ
Wife ਪਤਨੀ
Daughter ਪੁੱਤਰੀ
Son ਪੁੱਤਰ
Elder Brother ਵੱਡਾ ਭਾਈ
Younger Brother ਛੋਟਾ ਭਾਈ
Elder Sister ਵੱਡੀ ਭੈਣ
Younger Sister ਛੋਟੀ ਭੈਣ
Maternal Uncle ਮਾਮਾ
Paternal Uncle (Elder to father) ਤਾਇਆ
Paternal Uncle (Younger to father) ਚਾਚਾ
Wife of Maternal Uncle ਮਾਮੀ
Wife of Paternal Uncle (Elder to father) ਤਾਈ
Wife of Paternal Uncle (Younger to father) ਚਾਚੀ
Father-in-Law ਸਹੁਰਾ
Mother-in-Law ਸੱਸ
Wife’s Brother ਸਾਲਾ
Wife’s Sister ਸਾਲੀ
Husband’s Brother (Elder) ਜੇਠ
Husband’s Brother (Younger) ਦਿਓਰ
Husband’s Sister ਨਨਦ
Grandson ਪੋਤਾ
Granddaughter ਪੋਤੀ
Daughter’s Son ਦੋਹਤਾ
Daughter’s Daughter ਦੋਹਤੀ
Friend ਮਿੱਤਰ
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46 thoughts on “Punjabi Names of Family and Relations

  • April 18, 2009 at 7:35 am
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    Hi Jaspreet,

    Younger Brother= “Chotaa Bhaee”

    Elder Sister= “Waddi Bhain”

    I hope you understand the pronunciation for “ch” and “dd” here–they are not present in English but used extensively in Indian languages.

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  • May 4, 2009 at 1:52 pm
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    How do you write/say great grandfather and great grandmother

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  • May 4, 2009 at 6:37 pm
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    Here is how it is writter:

    Great Grandfather–ਪੜਦਾਦਾ
    Great Grandmother–ਪੜਦਾਦੀ

    It is just adding a prefix “pad” before grandfather and grandmother. They are pronounced as “pad-dada” and “pad-dadi”. The “d” in “pad” has the sound of Indian consonant that does not come in English just like in “crore”, the original sound of “re” is the sound of “d” here.

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  • August 13, 2009 at 8:37 am
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    Hi,

    How do I pronounce the workd for maternal grandfather?

    Thank you!

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  • August 14, 2009 at 12:23 am
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    Maternal Grandmother ਨਾਨੀ (this word is pronounced as “Nani”–both ‘a’ and ‘i’ are accented upon; means it becomes “Naanii”.

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  • November 28, 2009 at 12:57 am
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    Can you please edit this and write ji like pita(father) ji not only pita, and can you please do this everyone word.

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  • November 28, 2009 at 1:09 am
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    Can you add family too please?

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  • November 28, 2009 at 1:22 am
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    Family–ਪਰਿਵਾਰ
    Father–ਪਿਤਾ ਜੀ

    Put that last “ਜੀ” to everyone if you want to. This is generally used for elders but can be used for young ones also while calling them out of affection.

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  • January 26, 2010 at 1:54 pm
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    Whats a thaya? Or something like that…

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  • January 26, 2010 at 2:17 pm
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    Thaya or Taia is: Paternal Uncle (Elder to father)–ਤਾਇਆ

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  • August 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm
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    How would you say the brother of your mothers father? Or your grandpas brother on your moms side?

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  • November 12, 2010 at 8:59 am
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    can you please tell me some lovely,romantic,cute nicknames in punjabi which i wana for my would be husband….plz

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  • November 22, 2010 at 6:35 pm
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    Hi need to know how to say great great grandfather and great great grandmother

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  • April 30, 2011 at 7:43 am
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    Vivek Kumar :
    Mamaji is the brother of mother–the maternal uncle.

    what does this mean? – ‘Sardar da viah pauo bhangre!!!!!!!!!!!’

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  • April 30, 2011 at 8:40 am
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    @meena
    what does this mean? – ‘munda da viah pauo bhangre!!’

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  • October 3, 2011 at 7:32 pm
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    What are the relations of the following:

    Older Sisters Husband
    Younger Sisters Husband

    Older Brothers Wife
    Younger Brothers Wife

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  • December 22, 2011 at 10:49 am
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    im writtin a xmas card to my dads older brother is it thia or thiyaa ??? i have no idea how to spell it plz reply thank you xxx

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  • December 22, 2011 at 10:53 pm
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    @mistersingh
    Older Sisters Husband–Jeejaji (Wadde Jeejaji)
    Younger Sisters Husband–Jeejaji (Chhotte Jeejaji)

    Older Brothers Wife–Bhabhi (Waddi Bhabhi)
    Younger Brothers Wife–Bhabhi (Chhotti Bhabhi)

    @jessica kaur aujla
    It could be “Taya” and you can end up by putting “Ji” which shows respect.

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  • March 31, 2012 at 12:22 pm
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    hi can you tell me what the term for my father’s cousin’s mother would be? or like my grandfather’s sister in law’s sister…

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  • April 11, 2012 at 12:09 am
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    Grand Grand Grandfather is nakardada,

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  • April 11, 2012 at 12:12 am
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    Name of relation between two wives of one man is “SAUKAN”. Please tell me the Name of relation between two Husbands of one woman ?

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  • April 21, 2012 at 5:57 am
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    what is the mening of “nuu”

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  • October 14, 2012 at 1:14 pm
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    what is you dad mom sister husband to you ???

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  • December 10, 2014 at 1:33 am
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    What should I call bro’s wife.?? Barjai or parjai..?? Which one is right..??

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    • December 10, 2014 at 4:31 pm
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      Well, actually it is ‘ਭਰਜਾਈ’, which is ‘Bharjai’ in English. The both pronunciations you mentioned are distorted version of the original word. I hope this clarifies.

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