Punjabi Names of Family and Relations

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.

 

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Motherਮਾਂ
Fatherਪਿਤਾ
Maternal Grandfatherਨਾਨਾ
Paternal Grandfatherਦਾਦਾ
Maternal Grandmotherਨਾਨੀ
Paternal Grandmotherਦਾਦੀ
Husbandਪਤੀ
Wifeਪਤਨੀ
Daughterਪੁੱਤਰੀ
Sonਪੁੱਤਰ
Elder Brotherਵੱਡਾ ਭਾਈ
Younger Brotherਛੋਟਾ ਭਾਈ
Elder Sisterਵੱਡੀ ਭੈਣ
Younger Sisterਛੋਟੀ ਭੈਣ
Maternal Uncleਮਾਮਾ
Paternal Uncle (Elder to father)ਤਾਇਆ
Paternal Uncle (Younger to father)ਚਾਚਾ
Wife of Maternal Uncleਮਾਮੀ
Wife of Paternal Uncle (Elder to father)ਤਾਈ
Wife of Paternal Uncle (Younger to father)ਚਾਚੀ
Father-in-Lawਸਹੁਰਾ
Mother-in-Lawਸੱਸ
Wife’s Brotherਸਾਲਾ
Wife’s Sisterਸਾਲੀ
Husband’s Brother (Elder)ਜੇਠ
Husband’s Brother (Younger)ਦਿਓਰ
Husband’s Sisterਨਨਦ
Grandsonਪੋਤਾ
Granddaughterਪੋਤੀ
Daughter’s Sonਦੋਹਤਾ
Daughter’s Daughterਦੋਹਤੀ
Friendਮਿੱਤਰ

50 thoughts on “Punjabi Names of Family and Relations”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. What are the relations of the following:

    Older Sisters Husband
    Younger Sisters Husband

    Older Brothers Wife
    Younger Brothers Wife

  5. 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…

  6. Name of relation between two wives of one man is “SAUKAN”. Please tell me the Name of relation between two Husbands of one woman ?

  7. what will you say to ” wife de bhanje nu ( wife ke behen ke bete ko / sali ke bete ko) ” in pure punjabi & in general punjabi language?

    1. Language Enthusiast

      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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