45 Funny Ways to Say Hello

Updated on October 4, 2017
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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’?
  • ‘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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      Australian 7 weeks ago

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

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      AlteikanMaker 8 weeks ago

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

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      Somekidfromusa 2 months ago

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

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      QUEEN OF THE WORLD 2 months ago


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      boredguywithanipad 3 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 3 months ago

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

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      Haley 3 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 4 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 4 months ago

      This is pretty cringe-worthy.

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      thicc 4 months ago

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

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      NitroWarKing 4 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 5 months ago


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      Bob the Builder 5 months ago

      What's up Buttercup?

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      Ash 5 months ago

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

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      Ella 6 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 7 months ago

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

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      YOUNG DOOKIE 7 months ago

      What's shaking bacon

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      I'm Batman 8 months ago

      the new and improve way of saying hi...


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      KEEMSTAR 8 months 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 9 months 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 9 months ago

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

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      Wade 9 months ago

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

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      Hi 10 months ago

      Que pasa means what's up

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      Evelina 10 months ago

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

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      Dat Boi 11 months ago

      These are so cool and funny

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      Helly 11 months ago

      I like Howdy, Miss

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      Anonymous 11 months 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 11 months ago

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

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      Jesus 11 months ago

      This is really bad.

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      Sirin 11 months ago

      Hey howdy hi! ....?

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

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      Bre 11 months ago

      Oh and here's another "hola chola" lol

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      alex 14 months ago

      city morgue , you kill em we chill em

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      Jessa113 15 months ago

      Ello love.

      Hey love buggy

      Hey lovey

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      Andrew 15 months ago

      I like your face. lol gotta use that

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      Bob 16 months ago

      I am Batman

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      Boody 17 months ago

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

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      Valene 20 months ago from Missouri

      This is great, I love using funny accents.