What is your name? in French

How do you ask What is your name? in French? Easy, it's Comment vous appelez-vous ? But how do you reply? This free audio lesson will walk you through some basic introductions in French, and teach you how to say where you’re from.
 
You’ll hear a simple conversation, and have a chance to practice speaking these common French phrases aloud. Let’s get started!

How to say "what is your name?"" in French

  • Bonjour ! - Hello! (formal)
  • Salut ! - Hello! (informal)
  • Comment vous appelez-vous ? - What's your name?
  • Je m’appelle Paul. - I'm called Paul.
  • D’où venez vous ? - Where do you come from?
  • Je viens des Etats-Unis. - I come from the United States.
  • Vous parlez bien français. - You speak French well.
  • Juste un petit peu. - Just a little bit.
What is your name in French

A simple French conversation

Listen to this simple French conversation showing you how to ask What's your name? in French among other things!

Bonjour !

Hello! (formal)

Salut !

Hi! (informal)

Comment vous appelez-vous ?

What's your name?

Je m'appelle Paul.

I'm called Paul.

D'où venez vous ?

Where do you come from?

Je viens des Etats-Unis.

I come from the United States.

Vous parlez bien français.

You speak French well.

Juste un petit peu.

Just a little bit.

So there you have some basic building blocks of entering into a French conversation. Sound easy? Good! That's the confidence we like to hear... 

À la prochaine (See you next time)!

Marie-Claire Rivière and the Rocket French Team