45 Funny Ways to Say Hello

Updated on November 29, 2018
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I'm Tatiana and am a firm believer in the power of holistic healing and home remedies! Apple cider vinegar for the win!

There are a bunch of things that you can do to make your day (and someone else's) more interesting, even with something as small as how you greet them! A simple “hello” normally does the trick, but maybe you want to switch it up a bit.

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 people would rather stare down at their phones, pretending to do something important, or even make brief eye contact then stare away as you pass by, all in an effort to avoid saying something so simple as a greeting. This is not even just for total strangers, but acquaintances alike! It’s a common courtesy that is slowly slipping away as we indulge in social media and in a virtual world where we get so used to talking to people electronically that we forget how to do it face-to-face. We need to break this cycle of utter 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, 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 to Try

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 & Friends

  • ‘Ello, gov'nor!
  • Top of the mornin’ to ya!
  • What’s crackin’?
  • GOOOOOD MORNING, VIETNAM!
  • ‘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, whatya 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

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Questions & Answers

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

    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.

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      Wizzy Badru 

      6 days ago

      I Have Admired The Answers

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      Jack Sparrow 

      12 days ago

      Its good

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

      Thats nice

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      Lol It’s Meh 

      2 weeks ago

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

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      Alphakenny1 

      2 weeks ago

      All of this shait is really creepy and weird actually

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      Sharalanda 

      4 weeks ago

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

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      Anonymous 

      2 months ago

      @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.

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      Emily 

      3 months ago

      I figured out one that you can say soup or jello

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      Please the refreshments 

      3 months ago

      It's weird

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      Nothing_Special 

      4 months ago

      Whats poppin homeslice

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      rat 

      4 months ago

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

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      a retarded oatmeal 

      4 months ago

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

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      these are so corny and ridiculous 

      5 months ago

      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

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      depressed person who likes bananas and has a sad life 

      6 months ago

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

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      A random person who has o business here 

      6 months ago

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

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      Martin 

      7 months ago

      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.

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      BoobidiScoop 

      7 months ago

      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

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      justnotcute 

      9 months ago

      i actually use this for my animal crosiing.

      I'm uncreative smh

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      poopyscoop 

      11 months ago

      good stuff

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      sarah 

      11 months ago

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

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      Surbhi Choudhary 

      11 months ago

      It's simply awesome...

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      Azriax 

      12 months ago

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

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      gboy 

      14 months ago

      Nice one

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      Unknown Writer 

      15 months ago

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

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      Laurent Ilunga Mudilu 

      15 months ago

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

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      australian 

      15 months ago

      howdy

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      Australian 

      17 months ago

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

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      AlteikanMaker 

      18 months ago

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

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      Somekidfromusa 

      18 months ago

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

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      QUEEN OF THE WORLD 

      18 months ago

      I DONT LIKE ANY EXCEPT FOR ALOHA

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      boredguywithanipad 

      19 months ago

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

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      izzy 

      19 months ago

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

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      Haley 

      19 months ago

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

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      Ash7 

      20 months ago

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

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      Anonymous 

      20 months ago

      This is pretty cringe-worthy.

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      thicc 

      20 months ago

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

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      NitroWarKing 

      20 months ago

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

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      Holly 

      21 months ago

      Thanks

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      Bob the Builder 

      22 months ago

      What's up Buttercup?

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      Ash 

      22 months ago

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

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      Ella 

      22 months ago

      @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

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      Celeste 

      23 months ago

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

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      YOUNG DOOKIE 

      24 months ago

      What's shaking bacon

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      I'm Batman 

      24 months ago

      the new and improve way of saying hi...

      *dab*

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      KEEMSTAR 

      2 years ago

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

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      ANONIMUOS 

      2 years ago

      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.

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      Jolin Halstead 

      2 years ago

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

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      Wade 

      2 years ago

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

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      Hi 

      2 years ago

      Que pasa means what's up

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      Evelina 

      2 years ago

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

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      Dat Boi 

      2 years ago

      These are so cool and funny

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      Helly 

      2 years ago

      I like Howdy, Miss

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      Anonymous 

      2 years ago

      '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!

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      Not a spanish guy 

      2 years ago

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

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      Jesus 

      2 years ago

      This is really bad.

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      Sirin 

      2 years ago

      Hey howdy hi! ....?

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

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      Bre 

      2 years ago

      Oh and here's another "hola chola" lol

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      alex 

      2 years ago

      city morgue , you kill em we chill em

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      Jessa113 

      2 years ago

      Ello love.

      Hey love buggy

      Hey lovey

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      Andrew 

      2 years ago

      I like your face. lol gotta use that

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      Bob 

      2 years ago

      I am Batman

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      Boody 

      2 years ago

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

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      Valene 

      2 years ago from Missouri

      This is great, I love using funny accents.

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