How to Say "What's Your Name?" in Spanish

Quick Answer

What's your name? = ¿Cómo te llamas?

Remember, when speaking to someone your age or younger, use a form of this phrase. When speaking to someone older than you or to whom you want to show respect or deference, use an usted form.


¿Cómo te llamas? - Me llamo Federico.
What's your name? - My name is Federico.
¿Cuál es tu nombre? - Mi nombre es Anita.
What's your name? - My name is Anita.

Usted Forms

¿Cómo se llama? - Me llamo Mariel.
What's your name? - My name is Mariel.
¿Cuál es su nombre? - Mi nombre es Paco.
What's your name? - My name is Paco.

After responding to ¿Cómo te llamas?, you can repeat the same question or you can ask ¿Y tú?(And you?). If you are speaking to someone formally, ask ¿Y usted?.

Introducing Yourself in Spanish

Now that we’ve covered how to ask “What’s your name?” In Spanish, let’s take a closer look at the three ways you can introduce yourself in Spanish!

  • Me llamois the most common way to introduce yourself in Spanish. It means my name is, but translates literally as I call myself.

  • Mi nombre es(my name is) is a common alternative.

  • A simple, yet slightly less common option is soy, which translates as I am.

Check out these examples!

Me llamo Juan. ¿Y tú? - Me llamo Eduardo.
My name is Juan. And you? - My name is Eduardo.
Mi nombre es Guillermo, pero mis amigos me dicen “Memo”.
My name is Guillermo, but my friends call me “Memo.”
Soy Ana, tu nueva vecina.
I’m Ana, your new neighbor.