10 Better Ways To Say “Hello”

GIFs wrap communication up in delight — and often, humor — which make them the perfect vehicle for expressing what is tricky to say in plain words. Since 2016, the artists and designers at GIPHY Studios have created thousands of GIFs and stickers to help people all over the world do just this. Here, we’ll look at the most popular ways people have expressed themselves using GIPHY, including the top search modifiers and the most popular* Studios Originals GIFs.

With Spring weather and a massive vaccination effort underway in the U.S., it seems that people are getting comfortable with going out and saying hello to new and old friends. The most common terms people search on GIPHY for visual ways to greet each other are usually “hi” “hi there” “hai” “howdy” “hola” ”hey” “hey girl” ”hello” “yo” “sup” and “howdy” — a little bit of something for everyone! Let’s look at how specifically people have chosen to say these things through GIFs and GIPHY Clips so far this year.

Here are the Top 10 Studios Originals GIFs and GIPHY Clips tagged with “Hi” or “hello”, starting with the most used.

  1. With a wink:

GIF:

Nadine Redlich for GIPHY Studios

Clip:

Nadine Redlich for GIPHY Studios

2. With a coy wave:

GIF:

Parker Jackson for GIPHY Studios

3. With a touch of canine wizardry:

GIF:

Josh Freydkis for GIPHY Studios

Clip:

Josh Freydkis for GIPHY Studios

4. With a wiggle and a jiggle:

GIF:

Hope Sincere for GIPHY Studios

CLIP:

Hope Sincere for GIPHY Studios

5. With a flirty brow raise:

GIF:

Parker Jackson for GIPHY Studios

Clip:

Parker Jackson for GIPHY Studios

6. With a classic line:

GIF:

Tianna Harvey for GIPHY Studios

Clip:

Tianna Harvey for GIPHY Studios

7. With bad boy energy:

GIF:

David Carillo, Sazan Pasori, Hope Sincere, and Chris Vavra for GIPHY Studios

Clip:

David Carillo, Sazan Pasori, Hope Sincere, and Chris Vavra for GIPHY Studios

8. With a group of friendly planets:

GIF:

Robin Eisenberg for GIPHY Studios

9. With out-of-this-world moves:

GIF:

Nicky Rojo for GIPHY Studios

10. With a best friend’s smile:

GIF:

Sazan Pasori for GIPHY Studios

Clip:

Sazan Pasori for GIPHY Studios

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