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45 Funny Ways to Say Hello

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My name is Tatiana, but my friends and family call me Tutta. I like writing articles that help bring people closer together.

Bring joy into every room you enter!

Bring joy into every room you enter!

Brighten Someone's Day With a Funny Hello

There are countless easy ways to make your day (and someone else's) more interesting. Try saying "hi" in a funny way! Sure, a simple “hello” would do the trick, but why not try to have a little fun?

Just Say “Hi!”

It seems with more and more technology flooding our markets, we are becoming out-of-tune with the world around us—people in particular.

You might have noticed that many people would rather at their phones or simply look away rather than make eye contact and greet you as you pass them on the street. The courtesy of "hello" is slowly slipping away. We need to break this cycle of social awkwardness!

I don’t know about you, but when a friendly stranger simply smiles and says “hello” as they walk by, it makes my day better.

Don’t be that person who pretends not to see the people walking by. Be social, be happy, and make your day better with real interaction while you also brighten up someone else's! If you are bored with saying “hello,” here are a few ways to mix it up!

Funny Greeting Tips

Nearly any greeting can be funny if you say it the right way! Here are a few handy tips to try to ensure you amuse your amigo!

  • Accents: Add a silly accent to your greeting. (Erro! G'day, mate!) Your friend will simply smile and probably call you a dork, but the smile was worth it, right?
  • Silly voices: Who doesn't like silly voices and sounds? Try a few out. If you have a kid yourself, you know what noises you'll make to get a smile!
  • Impersonations: If you do any impersonations, that'll make your greeting extra amusing, even more so if it's a lousy impersonation!
  • Jokes: Start the conversation with a joke! Imagine answering the phone and hearing this: "How do you call a fish? You drop it a line!"
  • Foreign languages: Switch it up by answering your mom's phone call with a little French or Japanese! It'll leave her confused, that's for sure! (More on these later!)

Saying Hello to Kids

  • Hello, sunshine!
  • Howdy, partner!
  • Hey, howdy, hi!
  • What’s kickin’, little chicken?
  • Peek-a-boo!
  • Howdy-doody!
  • Hey there, freshman!
  • My name's Ralph, and I'm a bad guy.
  • Hi, mister!
  • I come in peace!
  • Put that cookie down!
  • Ahoy, matey!
  • Hiya!

Saying Hello to Family and Friends

  • ‘Ello, gov'nor!
  • Top of the mornin’ to ya!
  • What’s crackin’?
  • ‘Sup, homeslice?
  • This call may be recorded for training purposes.
  • Howdy, howdy, howdy!
  • How does a lion greet the other animals in the field? A: Pleased to eat you.
  • Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya.
  • I'm Batman.
  • At least, we meet for the first time for the last time!
  • Hello, who's there, I'm talking.
  • Here's Johnny!
  • You know who this is.
  • Ghostbusters, whaddya want?
  • Yo!
  • Whaddup.
  • Greetings and salutations!
  • Doctor.

Saying Hello to Your Love

With a significant other, anything goes as long as you are not disrespectful. If they don’t marry you because of how you say hello, well, then they are not the one for you.

  • ‘Ello, mate.
  • Heeey, baaaaaby.
  • Hi, honeybunch!
  • Oh, yoooouhoooo!
  • How you doin'?
  • I like your face.
  • What's cookin', good lookin'?
  • Howdy, miss.
  • Why, hello there!
  • Hey, boo.

"Hello" in Other Languages

  • Aloha: Hawaiian
  • Hola: Spanish
  • Que pasa: Spanish
  • Bonjour: French
  • Hallo: German
  • Ciao: Italian
  • Konnichiwa: Japanese

Questions & Answers

Question: What do I say if she keeps asking me where I got her number from?

Answer: Before I give you my amazing list of awesome answers, I encourage you to get the numbers from the people you are actually calling. It can avoid this whole awkward, creepy part.

Here are some ways you can try to get around the question:

I found it in my phone and thought you put it in.

I was fighting a bear, and in return for sparing its life, it gave me your phone number.

I found it on the "most beautiful people on Facebook" Facebook page.

I borrowed "Captain Jack's compass," and it led me to a piece of paper with your number on it.

I asked Siri for the phone number of the most beautiful girl on Earth.

I found it on a piece of paper in my Lamborghini.

I saw the name "Angel" in my phone and decided to call it.

It was on my "missed calls" list, how did you get my number?

I know a guy.

I was going to come up with some impressive story, but I'll just tell it to you straight. My dad works for an agency that must not be named. He works on projects that I can't talk about but said that I could only have communications with one person. You're that person.


bigbell on September 10, 2020:

i sent these to a friend

Lisa the G.O.A.T on September 01, 2020:

I really like these ideas! They are so funky and original I will have to try them out at some point during my short life. Thanks for reading and have a blessed day!

love, Lisa xoxo

Carl on August 16, 2020:

Say hello in Portuguese

Oi on August 16, 2020:

nice walai

add this too

Yekada=hi in Dinka

me on August 05, 2020:

wtf is this

ssdad on July 31, 2020:


thomas on July 21, 2020:


I like YT on July 03, 2020:

Like Georgia prodactions you can say

Hey Hi Hello

spanish mastah on June 18, 2020:

que pasa means “what happened” in spanish not “hello”. “hola” is “hello” in spanish. also another one to add to the list: “Dia Duit” is “hello” in irish. technically it means “god be with you” but you’d use it like hello.

Weirdo on June 11, 2020:

Really funny !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


novembermarlaiya wood on June 11, 2020:

Thank u i am a kid and i needed some more ways to say hello and this helped so thank u and thank u for no videos because i would have never watched them and have a good day mate!

KoolKid01 on June 03, 2020:

All these are the hills!! :)))

Softball Girl LOL on May 22, 2020:

hi to my brother- " GET AWAY NOW!!!"

Hi to friends- " LOL WASSUP!"

Hi to Mom/ Dad- "why am I in trouble?/ What did I do?"


animal crossing on May 12, 2020:

my villager in animal crossing asked me for a new greeting, she now says ello govnah i like your face

Zoe Laverne on April 28, 2020:

Hey boo

You on April 28, 2020:


somebody on April 15, 2020:

I like talking in other accsents

Anonymous baby yoda on March 30, 2020:


baby yoda on March 30, 2020:


Thanks on March 28, 2020:

Really great stuff! Very informative keep up the good chivalry!!! Such an important life skill.

Thanks pal.

Sexcellent Kraut-head 89 on March 11, 2020:

Really think this is epically humourous, and I will use these lit gamer greetings in future. Thank you for your service and goodbye.

Sexcellent Kraut-head 89 on March 11, 2020:

Really think this is epically humourous, and I will use these lit gamer greetings in future. Thank you for your service and goodbye.

Anonymous Potato on February 28, 2020:

'This call may be recorded for training purposes' I love it. I am offically answering all my familys calls like this now. lol

Emma The queen on February 17, 2020:

In my opinion I think that I will say what's" Cookin good lookin" a lot because that saying has a lot of fun and energy to it so I like it and I am going on YouTube a lot so for my intro I wanted to see ways to say hello so can vlog and say a lot of stuff like that so yay

Love,Emma McIntyre

Emma McIntyre on February 17, 2020:

I love finding out new things like languege and all kinds of other coll thing

Love,Emma McIntyre

someone you know on February 08, 2020:

What's cookin', good lookin' love itttt

if you know me go away on December 30, 2019:

we meet for the first time for the last time

Folly Fish on December 17, 2019:

Goooooood Mourning Vietnam!

The Kraken on December 13, 2019:

Great list.. I'm probably going to end up saying "What's cookin' good lookin'?" more often now.

Serazina on November 22, 2019:

These are hilarious I said hello gov’nor to my boyfriend and he just stared at me like I was crazy. LOL

Poterhead on October 10, 2019:

‘Ello, gov'nor!

Love it

Daniel on September 25, 2019:

How I get WhatsApp number?

Alexis on September 07, 2019:

That is funny.

sneed xxl on August 25, 2019:

also i adimired my questions

Wizzy Badru on August 13, 2019:

I Have Admired The Answers

Jack Sparrow on August 07, 2019:

Its good

And the part to cover up the question "where u get my number "

Thats nice

Lol It’s Meh on July 31, 2019:

I Say “Hola” “hiya” “ello mate” And “hi”

Alphakenny1 on July 30, 2019:

All of this shait is really creepy and weird actually

Sharalanda on July 22, 2019:

I just say hi. And I never say: "i like your face", it's creepy. but i like your face.-.

Anonymous on June 10, 2019:

@haley from 17 months ago who needed to put in your 2 cents (and everyone that left a negative comment before her) sit and twist. That's my 2 cents, just saying.

Emily on May 12, 2019:

I figured out one that you can say soup or jello

Please the refreshments on May 03, 2019:

It's weird

Nothing_Special on March 28, 2019:

Whats poppin homeslice

rat on March 25, 2019:

Whadda bout what's kickin, or what's clickin lil chicken? idk lol oof

a retarded oatmeal on March 25, 2019:

gh i think "What's gucci", "Hallo", "hey", "herro", "Hai", or "bonjour" sound fine.

these are so corny and ridiculous on March 16, 2019:

this is the most uncultured and “white” person i’ve ever seen lol and looking at the author, who of course, believes in “holistic healing” that it’s the most stereotypical shit

depressed person who likes bananas and has a sad life on February 20, 2019:

funny i say hi all the time i should try these and see if that changes anything.

A random person who has o business here on January 28, 2019:

M.A.S.H. unit 16, Whatta Want?

Martin on January 15, 2019:

Que pasa can mean What's Happening or what's up, it depends on what country you come from. In Costa Rica, where I come from it can mean either one.

BoobidiScoop on December 30, 2018:

I came here only bc my annoying "friend" started copying me once and now she started saying "Hiyaaa" like i do and THATS how i ended up here. Now i will start saying "Ahoy" or "Howdy" and see if she copies me again

justnotcute on October 24, 2018:

i actually use this for my animal crosiing.

I'm uncreative smh

poopyscoop on September 20, 2018:

good stuff

sarah on September 13, 2018:

these are amazing me and a friend spent like an hour having a hello battle

Surbhi Choudhary on September 08, 2018:

It's simply awesome...

Azriax on August 24, 2018:

Yup, perfect, I'm writing a book called 'I'm a Psychopath' on wa3ttp3d

gboy on June 14, 2018:

Nice one

Unknown Writer on May 16, 2018:

This is good, I need alot of ways to say hi for my story!

Laurent Ilunga Mudilu on May 09, 2018:

yeah,these greetings are wonderful,let's use and chat till down.

australian on May 02, 2018:


Australian on February 27, 2018:

G'day mate, I use these everyday... and nobody in australia say gday

AlteikanMaker on February 23, 2018:

I loved all of them. I will definitely consider greeting my best friends with these! Thank you! :)

Somekidfromusa on February 14, 2018:

My world studies teacher makes us say hello in a different language every day

QUEEN OF THE WORLD on January 29, 2018:


boredguywithanipad on January 19, 2018:

Lol how about “whats up buttercup”? Or “whats the word hummingbird”? Or maybe even “what’s the jist, physicist”?

izzy on January 10, 2018:

my teacher says that we should say hi in different ways because hi is natural

Haley on January 06, 2018:

I just wanted to put my 2 cents in and say that literally none of these are funny or clever. That is all.

Ash7 on December 20, 2017:

Thanks a lot whoever wrote those ...I was sick of always saying hii.. hud etc ...I really appreciate it ...

Anonymous on December 18, 2017:

This is pretty cringe-worthy.

thicc on December 18, 2017:

cool this exsist and also (Heyo. Yo! Waddup mah dudes.)

NitroWarKing on November 29, 2017:

Hey, what’s all the hubba up bub? Hey Swivel Hips?! 3 S’s bros?! (Sup, Sappenin, Sgoin on)

Holly on November 01, 2017:


Bob the Builder on October 26, 2017:

What's up Buttercup?

Ash on October 26, 2017:

I really loved the way you have write and I loved the funny greetings!

Ella on October 08, 2017:

@pinkugai dude you probs only gonna talk shit on your computer and not in person and watch what you say to people cuz words hurt

Celeste on September 10, 2017:

My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

YOUNG DOOKIE on August 26, 2017:

What's shaking bacon

I'm Batman on August 22, 2017:

the new and improve way of saying hi...


KEEMSTAR on August 19, 2017:

what is up drama alert nation i'm your host killer keemstar let's get right into the news

ANONIMUOS on July 21, 2017:

Que pasa is not a way to say hello in spanish. If you say this, people will ask you about which subject are you talking about. It means ¨what is happening?¨

Mi tongue language is Spanish.

Jolin Halstead on July 17, 2017:

"Hidyho whadayaknow" --- one of my favorite hello greetings.

Wade on June 30, 2017:

This morning when I woke up I yelled GOOOOOD MORNIN VIETNAM!

Hi on June 26, 2017:

Que pasa means what's up

Evelina on June 08, 2017:

I like those funny greeting and I love to use them!

Dat Boi on May 27, 2017:

These are so cool and funny

Helly on May 23, 2017:

I like Howdy, Miss

Anonymous on May 19, 2017:

'Que pasa' translated to English means "what's up" so technically you're saying "what's up," which is indeed a way of saying hello. So to those of you saying Que pass does not mean hello, you are correct, it does not mean "hello," but it is a type of greeting, therefore it works!

Not a spanish guy on May 18, 2017:

'Que pasa' In Spanish doesn't mean hello, just saying

Jesus on May 17, 2017:

This is really bad.

Sirin on May 17, 2017:

Hey howdy hi! ....?

It's funny great . I'll try it soon.

Bre on May 03, 2017:

Oh and here's another "hola chola" lol

alex on February 21, 2017:

city morgue , you kill em we chill em

Jessa113 on January 24, 2017:

Ello love.

Hey love buggy

Hey lovey

Andrew on January 19, 2017:

I like your face. lol gotta use that

Bob on December 03, 2016:

I am Batman

Boody on November 18, 2016:

I said "what's kickin little chicken" and she replied "the poor chicken. is the chicken hurt?"

Valene from Missouri on August 23, 2016:

This is great, I love using funny accents.