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How to Get Siri to Say Your Name: A Simple Guide

The ability to communicate effectively with our devices has become an essential part of our daily lives. Apple’s voice assistant, Siri, has made tasks on our iOS devices much more effortless. Sometimes Siri can feel a bit general, though. But guess what? Did you know you can personalize Siri to call you by your name? In this guide, we will answer the question; I’ll show you how to get Siri to say your name when talking to you, regardless of which Apple device you use to speak to her.

Let’s dive in!

Getting Started with Siri

To start with, ensure that Siri is enabled on your device. You can do this by going to ‘Settings,’ ‘Siri & Search,’ and then toggling on ‘Listen for Hey Siri’ or ‘Press Side Button for Siri.’ For more detail, learn how to activate Siri.

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How to Make Siri Know Your Name

To get Siri to say your name, you must first ensure that Siri knows your name. This involves telling Siri who you are on your device. Here’s how:

  1. Open the ‘Settings’ app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Scroll down and tap on ‘Contacts.’
  3. Tap on ‘My Info.’
  4. Your contact list will appear. Scroll through and select your name.
  5. If you don’t find your name, you may need to create a new contact for yourself.

By selecting your name in the ‘My Info’ section, you essentially tell Siri, “This is who I am” From there on, Siri will recognize your name and other information in your contact card. Learn more about Siri Contact Commands.

Teaching Siri How to Pronounce Your Name

Sometimes Siri may mispronounce your name. If that happens, you can teach Siri to pronounce your name correctly.

  1. Activate Siri by saying “Hey Siri” or holding the side button.
  2. Say, “Siri, you’re pronouncing my name wrong.”
  3. Siri will ask you how to pronounce your name. Speak your name.
  4. Siri will provide several pronunciation options. Listen to them and select the one that sounds right.

This feature can be handy, especially if you have a unique or culturally specific name. And even further, you can tweak other settings related to Siri, like the voice and language. Learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why doesn’t Siri say my name?

If Siri isn’t saying your name, you may still need to set up your information in the ‘My Info’ section of your Contacts. Follow the steps outlined above to tell Siri your name. And always, check out Apple’s guide.

How do you get Siri to tell you your name?

After setting up your contact information, you can ask Siri, “Who am I?” and Siri should respond with your name.

Can Siri say names in different languages?

Yes, Siri can pronounce names in various languages. If Siri isn’t pronouncing a name correctly in a different language, you can teach Siri the correct pronunciation. Just tell Siri, “You’re pronouncing [name] wrong,” and then provide the correct pronunciation.

Can I change how Siri refers to other people in my contacts?

Yes, you can. For Siri to correctly identify your relationships with your contacts, you can add relationship labels to your contacts. For instance, you can tell Siri, “[Contact’s name] is my mother,” Siri will remember that. This way, Siri can refer to your contacts by their relationship labels when communicating with you. Learn more about Siri Contact Commands.


Getting Siri to say your name is a simple process that involves setting your information in your device settings and training Siri to recognize and pronounce your name. Furthermore, you can even set a nickname for Siri to use when addressing you. It’s a fun way to personalize your device and ensures that Siri accurately recognizes and pronounces your name every time.

By learning how to get Siri to say your name, you can enjoy a more personalized user experience on your iOS device. Just remember, these features are designed to improve your interaction with Siri. As such, always ensure you’re comfortable with the information you share with Siri.

In the world of voice-assistant technology, Siri stands out with its ability to customize and enhance user interaction. 

Looking to learn more about Siri? Check out the Siri Guide.

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