Titles You Didn't Know Existed for Your Family Members

Avuncle 1 of 7

Avuncle is the English version of the Latin word avunculus, which means mother's brother. There are similar words for father's brother (patruus), father's sister (amita), and mother's sister (matertera). While avuncle and these other terms have become lost over the years, they were originalyl popular among royalty.