What is father called in Sanskrit

While looking for various Sanskrit names for the word ‘father’, I was stunned to find that the Hindi and Punjabi name for father ‘Baap’ comes directly from Sanskrit. It is so amazing to get to know these many names that can be used for ‘father’.

I hope you would like this list. I will be happy if you would like to comment or offer some feedback on these Sanskrit names.

For the convenience of our readers who can’t read the Devnagiri script, I have provided the transliteration too. If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions, please feel free to write to us through the comment section.

EnglishSanskritTransliteration
FatherपिताPitāḥ
FatherपितृPitṛ
FatherजनकःJanakaḥ
FatherजननःJananaḥ
FatherजनिताJanitāḥ
FatherजनयिताJanayitā
FatherजनयितृJanayitṛ
Fatherजन्मदःJanmadaḥ
FatherतातःTātaḥ
Fatherदेहकृत्Dehakṛt
Fatherसम्भूःSambhūḥ
Fatherप्रसविताPrasavitā
Fatherप्रसवितृPrasavitṛ
Fatherप्रजावान्Prajāvān
Fatherप्रजावात्Prajāvāt
FatherधाताDhātā
FatherधातृDhātṛ
Fatherवप्ता Vaptā
Fatherवप्तृ Vaptṛ
FatherवापःVāpaḥ

By clicking on the link, you can check the names of other Sanskrit relations and family members.

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