How do I add or edit a language-specific name on Facebook?
Language-specific names are only available in a few languages. Learn how to add or edit another name (example: nickname, maiden name) to your profile.
A language-specific name is your Facebook name translated into another language. If someone uses Facebook in the same language as your language-specific name, they'll see your language-specific name in your profile, search results, posts, comments and photo tags. You'll also see your language-specific name if you use Facebook in that language.
Languages that support language-specific names
You can use language-specific names in these languages:
  • Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Ukranian
  • Serbian
  • Belarusian
  • Greek
  • Arabic
  • Hebrew
  • Thai
Examples of language-specific names
Here are some examples of language-specific names:
Facebook NameLanguage-Specific Name
Hanako Yamada山田花子
Chen WeiJie陳偉傑
Young Hee Kim김영희
Marina PetrovaМарина Петрова
To add or edit a language-specific name:
  1. Click at the top-right corner and select Settings.
  2. Click Name.
  3. Click add or change your language-specific name.
  4. Enter your name as it appears in another language.
  5. Enter your Password and click Save Changes.
To delete your language-specific name:
  1. Complete steps 1–3 above.
  2. Delete your language-specific name.
  3. Enter your Password and click Save Changes.
If you're having trouble adding your language-specific name, it might be because the name you requested doesn't follow our name standards. Keep in mind that the language-specific name should be the name you go by in everyday life. Your language-specific name should also look the same on Facebook as it does on things like a magazine subscription, ID or membership card.
If you've read our name policies and think that your name was rejected by mistake, let us know.
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