80 Creative Ways to Say Good Morning in English

The standard ‘good morning’ phrase is a polite and friendly way to greet someone and wish them a great start to their day. But if you want to get more creative with your salutations and add an extra bit of personalization and warmth, there are plenty of other options. We often find comfort and joy in the little things, so why not switch up your good morning greeting?

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Creative Ways To Say Good Morning

Now that we understand why it is a good idea to have a range of ways to say ‘good morning’ in your English vocabulary, we are ready to take a look at some of these ways.

  • Rise and shine! – This is usually said when you are in the process of waking someone from sleep.
  • Top of the morning to you! – This phrase originated in Ireland, which is a predominantly English speaking country, however, it is now widely used in many other English-speaking countries as a quirky way to say good morning.)
  • Good day to you.
  • Have a great day.
  • Hello there!
  • Wishing you the best for the day ahead.
  • How are you this fine morning?
  • Isn’t it a beautiful day today? – This phrase is often said when morning greetings are exchanged between two passers by.
  • Wakey, wakey, eggs and bakey. – This term is popular in the USA and is used when waking someone up, announcing breakfast time.
  • Look alive! – This popular British phrase is used when a person is taking a long time to get prepared in the morning.
  • Good morning, sleepy head/wakey wakey, sleepy head – This is a term which you might send in a text message or as a gentle way to wake a person.
  • Look at what the cat dragged in! – This humorous phrase is an informal way of greeting a close friend or family member and as a way of telling them that they’re not looking so great this morning.
  • What a pleasant morning we are having.
  • How is your morning going so far?
  • Morning! – This shortened version of the full ‘good morning’ is very frequently used.

Examples of Good Morning Messages

  • Wake up, sleepyhead! Rise and shine!
  • Good day to you, Bernard! It’s a positive delight to see you.
  • It’s your day, Teacher. Have a great day!
  • Hello there! Lovely to see you again!
  • Look alive! You’ll miss the bus.
  • Wake up, sleepyhead. Do you want some breakfast?
  • Wakey wakey, sleepyhead! The sun is beginning to shine! What a lovely summer day!
  • Morning, Irene. How was the violin contest yesterday? Did you win a prize?
  • Well, I’d better be off. Good day to you.
  • Well, hello there! I haven’t seen you for ages.
  • Look alive! We haven’t got all day.
  • Hi, Barbara, how are you this fine morning?
  • Ah, morning, Mr goodman. Nice to meet you. I’m Peter Banks from Personnel. Do sit down.
  • Hey, everybody, look what the cat’s dragged in.
  • Hey, Jennifer! Wishing you the best for the day ahead! Choose your day to be the best today!

Cute and Romantic Ways to Say Good Morning (Good Morning Messages for Lovers)

  • Good morning, my love. I hope you slept well and are ready to take on the world.
  • Rise and shine, my lovely! The sun is up, so it’s time to start a new day of adventure together.
  • Morning is always beautiful when I know that I have you by my side. Have an amazing morning, my love.
  • Good morning, beautiful! I hope you have a wonderful day and feel the same level of joy that I’m feeling right now.
  • Wake up, sleepy head! You have me to cuddle with today, so let’s get this day started together. Morning my love!
  • I love you in the morning, in the middle of the day, in the hours we are together, and when we are apart. Good morning to my one true love.
  • Start each day with a smile on your face, and the thought that something wonderful is about to happen. Good Morning, darling!

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When speaking in the English language, there are usually a variety of ways in which you can say most things. One such thing is greeting someone with the phrase ‘good morning.’ Whilst this is the most common thing to say to someone at the start of the day, there are other things you might say in its place. In this section, we are going to take a look at all of the alternative ways you can say good morning.

Informal Good Morning Messages/ Greetings

  • What’s cookin’, good lookin’?
  • Isn’t it a beautiful day today?
  • Wakey, wakey! Rise and shine!
  • What’s crackin’ this morning?
  • Good day to you!
  • Top o’ the mornin’ to ya!
  • Heya, sleepyhead! Time to get up!
  • Rise and shine, sunshine!
  • Hey there, gorgeous/handsome!
  • What a pleasant morning it is!

Formal Ways to Say Good Morning

  • I hope you have a pleasant day.
  • I wish you a productive morning.
  • May your day be filled with joy and success.
  • Good morning and blessings to you.
  • Have a fantastic day ahead.
  • May your morning be filled with good luck.
  • How are you this fine morning?

Professional Good Morning Greetings

Good Morning Messages In an Email

  • I hope you’re having a great start to your day.
  • Wishing you a productive and successful day ahead.
  • Good morning! I hope this email finds you well.
  • I trust you had a good night’s rest and are ready for the day ahead.

Good Morning Greetings On the Phone

  • Good morning, this is (your name).
  • How can I help you?
  • It’s nice to hear from you, what can I do for you?
  • Have a wonderful day!
  • Thank you for calling, what can I do for you today?
  • I hope you’re having a wonderful day.
  • It’s great to hear from you

Good Morning Greetings In a Meeting

  • Good morning, everyone.
  • Thank you for attending this meeting.
  • I’m looking forward to our discussion.
  • I hope you all have a productive day.
  • It’s great to see everyone here today.
  • Let’s get started with our agenda.
  • Let’s get to work and make the most of this meeting.
  • I’m excited to hear everyone’s ideas.

Friendly Ways to Say Good Morning (with Friends)

  • Just like how sunshine brightens up our day, so do you.
  • Hey bestie, wakey wakey! Rise and shine your way to an amazing day.
  • It’s time to seize the day and make it count.
  • Good morning, friend! Ready to have some fun today?
  • The morning is always brighter when I get to say hello to my best pal.
  • Rise and shine, friend! Here’s to another day filled with sunshine and laughter!

Funny Ways to Say Good Morning

Funny Good Morning Messages:

  • How about we start this day off with a big ol’ smile?
  • Rise and shine, it’s time to make today an awesome day!
  • Good morning, star shine. The earth says hello!
  • Gooood morning, let’s make it a great one.
  • Good morning, gorgeous! Time to put on your superhero cape and save the day.

Idiomatic Ways to Say Good Morning

  • You’re up bright and early!
  • Rise and grind!
  • I’m sure you’ve got a busy day ahead of you.
  • Look at what the cat dragged in!
  • Ready to seize the day?
  • It’s game time!
  • Let’s make today count!
  • It’s the crack of dawn
  • What’s shakin’ bacon?

How many times have you said “Good Morning” to someone without really meaning it? We say it so often that it becomes automatic and we don’t even think about the words we’re saying. Next time you see someone, try out one of these other ways and see if it makes a difference in your interactions.

Bonus: When Is the Morning?

  • Morning

Morning is traditionally defined as the period of time between sunrise and noon. But depending on the context, morning can refer to any period from the beginning of the day until midday. It can also refer to the first part of the day, regardless of time.

  • Morning time

“Morning time” is a more flexible phrase that can refer to any period from early morning until lunchtime. It usually marks the beginning of a new day, when you can get up and start planning your activities. While the morning is more specific, morning time is a more general phrase that can be used in many contexts.

Using different good morning greetings will not only expand your vocabulary but will also create a more natural-sounding language. Many English-speaking people do not use the phrase ‘good morning’ very often and so using an alternative will allow you to sound more fluent. You will also be able to better recognize what is being said when these phrases are said to you, and you will have a whole range of things that you might say back to the person.


Simply saying ‘good morning’ sometimes isn’t enough, but there are many other ways in which you might wish someone a good morning. Whether you are passing by a stranger in the street, saying good morning to your partner as you wake or greeting a work colleague, mixing up your vocabulary, and using one of these alternative ways of saying good morning can really sharpen your English speaking skills.