If you’re traveling to China anytime soon therefore learning Chinese names is a great way to make you feel more welcome. In China, mostly  people are called by their surnames, so knowing how to say your first name in Chinese will impress everyone and make things easier for you. You’ll find that some of the most common ways to say your first name in Chinese are among the most useful phrases for travelers to use for instance when meeting locals or taxi drivers. Here’s a quick rundown:

Nǐ shì shéi?
Who are you?


Nǐ jiào shénme míngzì?
What’s your name?

The answers for them will be your personal name. The 3 sentences to tell your name in Chinese are:

  1. Wǒ shì + (Your Name)
    I am + (Your Name)

    Who are you? Asim, Babar, John, David. Just take the above phrase and put your name.

    Wǒ shì Asim

    Wǒ shì Babar



    I am in Chinese

  2. Wǒ  jiào + (Your Name)
    You can call me + (Your Name)

    What can I call you? Your name please. Answer these by just putting your name in the above phrase.

    Wǒ jiào Qasim

    Wǒ jiào Altaf


    You can call me in Chinese

  3. Wǒ de míngzì shì + (Your Name)
    My name is + (Your Name)

    Tell your name by using the above sentence in Chinese communication.

    Wǒ de míngzì shì Irfan

    Wǒ de míngzì shì Nile

    Wǒ de míngzì shì Fariha


    My name is in Chinese