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:
Over the next few months, we're updating how www.facebook.com looks. Learn more about how to switch between New and Classic Facebook. Click below to go to the directions for the version you're using.
New Facebook
  1. Click in the top right.
  2. Select Settings & Privacy > Settings.
  3. Click Name.
  4. Click add or change your language-specific name.
  5. Enter your name as it appears in another language.
  6. 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.

Classic Facebook
  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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