Family words in Welsh (Cymraeg)

Words for family members and other relatives in Welsh, a Brythonic Celtic language spoken mainly in Wales, and also in Patagonia in Argentina.

Key to abbreviations: m = male, f = female, NW = North Walian (used in North Wales) SW = South Walian (used in South Wales)

  Welsh (Cymraeg)
family teulu
parents rhieni
father tad
mother mam
children plant
son mab
daughter merch
husband gŵr
wife gwraig
brother brawd
sister chwaer
uncle ewythr / wncwl
aunt modryb / anti
cousin cefnder (m)
cyfnither (f)
nephew nai
niece nith
grandparents nain a thaid (NW)
mam-gu a thad-cu (SW)
grandfather taid (NW)
tad-cu (SW)
grandmother nain (NW)
mam-gu (SW)
grandchildren wyrion
grandson ŵyr
granddaughter wyres
grand nephew nai bach
grand niece nith fach
great grandfather hen daid (NW)
hen dad-cu (SW)
great grandmother hen nain (NW)
hen fam-gu (SW)
great uncle hen ewythr
great aunt hen fodryb
father-in-law tad yng nghyfraith
mother-in-law mam yng nghyfraith
brother-in-law brawd yng nghyfraith
sister-in-law chwaer yng nghyfraith

Family words in Celtic languages

Breton, Cornish, Welsh, Irish, Manx, Scottish Gaelic

Family words in other languages

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