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 Rafael.
Hello, my name is Rafael.


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


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.


Q&A

William

Kwiziq community member

8 June 2019

2 replies

No estamos ninos?

Instead of just adding "Me llamo", I wrote "me llamo Juan" inadvertently giving the answer "Me llamo Juan Juan". This is accidental! Yet Kwiziq marks it incorrect! Almost certainly, this would never occur in a practical situation.

Also when using my tablet, I sometimes miss out a question by accident. Kwiziq should prompt that all the questions have not been answered. This is also accidental! Yet Kwiziq marks it incorrect! 

Inma

Kwiziq language super star

10 June 2019

10/06/19

Hola William

I've included "Me llamo Juan" as a possible correct answer because as you say it is clearly accidental, and what we are testing is "Me llamo..."

As per your other query, I am passing it on to a colleague. Hopefully they'll give you an answer soon.

Thanks for writing to us,

Inma

Shui

Kwiziq language super star

11 June 2019

11/06/19

Hola William

Thank you for your helpful suggestion, I passed it on to the team and it's been added to our list of improvements!

Saludos

Shui

Shrey

Kwiziq community member

13 March 2019

2 replies

Me llamo Shrey. Am I correct ?

Andrea

Kwiziq community member

14 March 2019

14/03/19

Si

Firstname

Kwiziq community member

21 March 2019

21/03/19

yes

Catherine

Kwiziq community member

8 February 2019

2 replies

Combo te llamas

Catherine

Kwiziq community member

8 February 2019

8/02/19

Me llamo Catherine

Firstname

Kwiziq community member

21 March 2019

21/03/19

no

jason

Kwiziq community member

18 April 2018

5 replies

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

Veda

Kwiziq community member

9 October 2018

9/10/18

hola babe

Veda

Kwiziq community member

9 October 2018

9/10/18

whats shakin

S

Kwiziq community member

15 October 2018

15/10/18

:3

Cham

Kwiziq community member

6 May 2019

6/05/19

Bacon

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

Yes

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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