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Nephew meaning in English: In this article, the meaning of the word ‘Nephew‘ is given in easy English with an example, together with the family relations.

‘Nephew‘ pronunciation= ne-fyu, nefju

Nephew meaning in English

The son of one’s brother or sister, or the son of one’s brother-in-law or sister-in-law is called a ‘Nephew’.

1. The son of one’s brother or sister is called ‘Nephew’.

2. The son of the brother-in-law (wife’s brother) and sister-in-law (wife’s sister) is called ‘Nephew’.

3. The son of the husband’s brother or the husband’s sister’s son is called ‘Nephew’.

Nephew-Family relationships

The word ‘Nephew’ is specifically used for males only.

The word ‘Nephew’ refers to the following family relationships.

1. Fraternal Nephew

The Brother’s son is called ‘Fraternal Nephew.’ 

2. Sororal Nephew

Sister’s son is called ‘Sororal Nephew’.

3. Half Nephew

The son of one’s half-sibling is called ‘Half Nephew’.

4. Nephew in law

The wife’s brother’s son or wife’s sister’s son is called Nephew-in-law.

5. Paternal Nephew

 The father’s Nephew is called ‘Paternal Nephew’. 

6. Grand-Nephew

Great-grandson, brother’s grandson, sister’s grandson is called ‘Grand-Nephew’.


The word ‘Nephew’ acts as a ‘Noun’.

The plural noun of the word ‘Nephew’ is ‘Nephews’.

Sentences that can be formed using the word ‘Nephew’ are as follows.


▪ My nephew is a very brilliant student in school.

▪ Akshay is my friend’s fraternal nephew.

▪ All nephews and nieces gather today for my birthday.

▪ Actually, John is my half nephew.

▪ My sororal nephew gets a role in a Hollywood movie.

▪ Today my nephew-in-law came to my house to meet his auntie.

▪ All my nephews and nieces go to Mahabaleshwar for a picnic.

▪ I love my all nephews and nieces.

▪ My nephew just celebrated his 18th birthday.

▪ The word ‘Nephew’ refers to a male.

▪ ‘Nephew’ refers to a male and ‘Niece’ refers to a female.

▪ If you are a boy then your father’s brother or sister and your mother’s brother or sister call you a ‘Nephew’.

▪ My ‘Nephew’ is more brilliant than my ‘Niece’.

▪ I have three ‘Nieces’ and four ‘Nephews’.

▪ I am always confused between my ‘Nephews’ because they are twins.

▪ My ‘Nephew’ just came to see me in hospital.

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