What’s Your Name?

The Tagalog word for ‘name’ is pangalan.

Ano ang pangalan mo?

Combine the first two words in conversation:

Anong pangalan mo?
What’s your name? (casual)


When addressing an older person, insert the respectful word po.

Ano po ang pangalan n’yo?
= Ano pong pangalan n’yo?
What’s your name? (polite)

This second-person plural form is the most common way of asking the name of someone older than you. *n’yo is an abbreviation of ninyo.


Ano po ang pangalan nila?
What’s your name? (very formal)
This third-person plural form is an extremely polite version.