Relations in Sanskrit–Sanskrit Names of Family Relations

The Sanskrit names of relations in English and Sanskrit are given below in a list. If you would like to know the Sanskrit name of any other relationship that you do not find in this list, you can mention it in the comment section or can contact us directly.

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Family Relation Names in Sanskrit from English–(बान्धवाः)

English Names of Relations Sanskrit Names of RelationsTransliteration
MotherमाताMātā
Father (Check other father names in Sanskrit)पिताPitā
Maternal GrandfatherमातामहःMātāmahaḥ
Paternal GrandfatherपितामहःPitāmahaḥ
Maternal GrandmotherमातामहीMātāmahī
Paternal GrandmotherपितामहीPitāmahī
HusbandपतिःPatiḥ
Wifeपत्नीPatnī
Daughterपुत्रीPutrī
Sonपुत्रःPutraḥ
Elder Brotherज्येष्ठभ्राताJyeṣṭhabhrātā
Younger Brotherकनिष्ठभ्राताKaniṣṭhabhrātā
Elder Sisterज्येष्ठभगिनीJyeṣṭhabhaginī
Younger Sisterकनिष्ठभगिनीKaniṣṭhabhaginī
Maternal UncleमातुलःMātulaḥ
Paternal Uncleपितृव्यःPitṛvyaḥ
Wife of Maternal UncleमातुलानीMātulanī
Wife of Paternal Uncleपितृव्याPitṛvyā
Father-in-Lawश्वशुरःŚvaśuraḥ
Mother-in-Lawश्वश्रूःŚvaśrūḥ
Wife’s Brotherश्यालःŚyālaḥ
Wife’s Sisterश्यालीŚyālī
Husband’s Brother (Elder)ज्येष्ठभ्राताJyeṣṭhabhrātā
Husband’s Brother (Younger)देवरःDevaraḥ
Husband’s Sisterननान्दाNanāndā
Grandsonपौत्रःPautraḥ
Granddaughterपौत्रीPautrī
Daughter’s Sonदौहित्रःDauhitraḥ
Daughter’s Daughterदौहित्रीDauhitrī
FriendसखाSakhā
Daughter-in-lawस्नुषाSnuṣā
Sister’s Husbandआवुत्तःĀvuttaḥ

31 thoughts on “Relations in Sanskrit–Sanskrit Names of Family Relations”

  1. Rukmani Ramanathan

    I want to know the sanskrit word for daughter”s grand daughter immediately to print the invitation. Thank you.

  2. There is an error in the relationship mentioned for Paternal uncle’s wife. It should be Pitruvyaa. Pitrushvasa is Father’s sister.

  3. how do you address or call the below mentioned relatives in Sanskrit , please mail if possible

    FATHER’S YOUNGER SISTER HUSBAND
    FATHER’S YOUNGER SISTER
    FATHER’S ELDER BROTHER
    FATHER’S ELDER BROTHER WIFE
    FATHER’S ELDER BROTHER DAUGHTER IN LAW
    MOTHER’S ELDER SISTER HUSBAND
    MOTHER’S ELDER SISTER
    MOTHER’S YOUNGER SISTER HUSBAND
    MOTHER’S YOUNGER SISTER

  4. How do we address the following relationship in Sanskrit : Maternal great-great-grandmother, Maternal great-great-grandfather, Paternal great-great-grandmother , Paternal great-great-grandfather

    1. A male cousin from the side of father’s brother can be called by these names: पितृव्यपुत्रः, पितृभ्रात्रीयः

    1. I am not sure about the elder but a materal aunt or Mausi in Sanskrit would be: मातुःष्वसृ (mātuḥṣvasṛ).

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