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Using me llamo [name] - to say your name

To say what your name is in Spanish, you use Me llamo [name].

Read and listen to these examples:

Me llamo Juan.
My name is Juan.

Hola, me llamo Rocío, ¿y tú?
Hello, I am called Rocío, and you?

Yo me llamo Ana.
My name is Ana.

It's optional in Spanish to use Yo in front of me llamo.

To ask what someone's name is, you can use either the informal  form (te llamas), or the formal usted form (se llama):

¿Cómo te llamas?
What's your name? [informal]

¿Cómo se llama usted?
What's your name? [formal]

GRAMMAR: Yo me llamo is the first person singular of the verb llamarse in El Presente.

Learn more about these related Spanish grammar topics

Examples and resources

Hola, me llamo Rocío, ¿y tú?
Hello, I am called Rocío, and you?


Yo me llamo Ana.
My name is Ana.


¿Cómo se llama usted?
What's your name? [formal]


Me llamo Juan.
My name is Juan.


Hola, me llamo Rafael.
Hello, my name is Rafael.


¿Cómo te llamas?
What's your name? [informal]


Q&A

jason

Kwiziq community member

18 April 2018

1 reply

como te llamas?

Inma

Kwiziq language super star

18 April 2018

18/04/18

Hi Jason


Can you be a bit more specific about your query please?


Inma

jason

Kwiziq community member

18 April 2018

2 replies

Como te llamas

Silvia

Kwiziq language super star

30 April 2018

30/04/18

¡Hola Jason! Could you please explain a bit more your question? Gracias, Silvia.

Inma

Kwiziq language super star

30 April 2018

30/04/18

Hi Jason


Can you be more specific about your question?


Inma

Justin

Kwiziq community member

8 April 2018

3 replies

Do you need to repeat the answers to yourself?

Justin

Kwiziq community member

8 April 2018

8/04/18

Justin

Kwiziq community member

8 April 2018

8/04/18

Yes please

Silvia

Kwiziq language super star

9 April 2018

9/04/18

¡Hola Justin! Could you please be a bit more specific about your question? Muchas gracias. Silvia
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