Bengali names of family members and relations

List of Bengali names of family members and relations from English

Here is a list of Bengali names of family members and relations from English. If you would like to know the Bengali name of any other family relation, you can contact us or leave your question in the comment section–we will respond to that.

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Mother মা
Father বাবা
Maternal Grandfather ঠাকুর্দা
Maternal Grandmother ঠাকুরমা
Husband পতি
Wife বৌ, পত্নী
Daughter কন্যা
Son ছেলে
Elder Brother দাদা
Younger Brother ভাই
Elder Sister দিদি
Younger Sister বোন
Maternal Uncle মামা
Wife of Maternal Uncle মামীমা
Father-in-Law শ্বশুর
Mother-in-law সাসূ মাং

7 thoughts on “Bengali names of family members and relations”

  1. Hi… would be nice if non-bengali speaking n reading persons can also understand these names of relations. May be you can also write the Bengali (or any reginal words) in Roman English next to the original words.

    aapka shubchintak

  2. Sagar,

    Well, it is a nice suggestion and I have received it from many readers. I don’t prefer transliteration because it is limited in its usage–the original sound or pronunciation of the word is often lost.

    So, I prefer who tries to learn language that first get your hands on the alphabet and then try learning the words in their original form. Thanks anyway.

  3. Khala implies mother’s sister, Moni means jem or jewel and is often attached to the name of your mom’s closest sister. so Khalamoni would roughly mean “dearest aunt”

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