🥰 Smileys and people emojis with their meaning

You'll find all current smileys and people emojis in Whatsapp and Facebook as well as a description of their meaning. Have fun with diving into the colorful world of emojis!

Category: 🥰 Smileys & People Emojis

Clown emoji Whatsapp U+1F921
🤡 Clown Face

Stop fooling around! Made-up clown face from the circus world. Stands for fun and entertainment, but can also trigger fears in certain people - at least since Stephen King's horror movie “It“.

Shit smiley Whatsapp U+1F4A9
💩 Pile of Poo

Crap, oh no! Such a sh**! The comic version of a pile of feces. Can describe a situation, replace the swear word, or criticize a statement of the chat partner.

Ghost Whatsapp Emoji U+1F47B
👻 Ghost

The funny-smiling ghost is too cute to frighten others or cause harm. Symbol for Halloween or jokingly for creepy things, e.g. movies.

Skull Emoji U+1F480
💀 Skull

This is extremely dangerous! The skull emoji is used in unpleasant situations or to symbolize terrible things. Can stand for a real threat, but can also be used sarcastically or humorously.

  • Jack

    It can mean dying of laughter.

Death's Head Emoji U+2620
 Skull and Crossbones

Be careful! The death's head with crossed bones is a symbol of death. A warning sign for toxic substances and hazards.

Alien emoji Whatsapp U+1F47D
👽 Alien

The aliens are here! Symbol for an extraterrestrial being. However, smiles friendly and comes in peace.

Robot emoji U+1F916
🤖 Robot Face

The mouth of the robot face resembles a grimace. It's like being remotely controlled and working like a robot. Can also be used for deadhearted people or refer to artificial intelligence and sci-fi movies.

Halloween pumpkin U+1F383
🎃 Pumpkin lantern

Trick or treat! A candle is placed in a hollowed-out pumpkin with a grimace. The Halloween tradition was brought to the US by Irish immigrants. The emoji is usually sent as a symbol for Halloween.

Laughing cat smiley Whatsapp U+1F63A
😺 Smiling Cat Face With Open Mouth

Laughing cat with open mouth. Means fun and smirking, mostly used by cat lovers. The cattiness might stand for femininity.

Funny cat face emoji U+1F638
😸 Grinning Cat Face With Smiling Eyes

Cat face, which is in a good mood. The eyes are smiling, it's grinning broadly and very satisfied. The chat partner can have fun with this cat.

Tears of joy cat emoji U+1F639
😹 Cat Face With Tears of Joy

Cat emoji with clenched eyes and open mouth. Is enthusiastic and helpless with laughter. Something is extremely funny or silly. You are relieved and have tears of joy in your eyes.

Hearts eyes cat smiley U+1F63B
😻 Smiling Cat Face With Heart-Eyes

Overjoyed, laughing cat face with hearts on the eyes. Is very much in love or very grateful for a friendly service. Likes something very much and expresses admiration that way.

Daringly laughing cat smiley U+1F63C
😼 Cat Face With Wry Smile

Cat is laughing daringly with boldly raised corners of the mouth. It mocks you, is sarcastic or having fun at your expense. Might fancy a flirt. However, you had better be cautious.

Kiss cat emoji Whatsapp U+1F63D
😽 Kissing Cat Face With Closed Eyes

Cat with red cheeks and eyes closed. Its lips are pointed and it wants to kiss you. Cats have a reputation for being very choosy and tend to show affection rather reluctantly.

Horrified cat emoji Whatsapp U+1F640
🙀 Weary Cat Face

Cat is tired and exhausted. It has got hollow, white eyes and is holding its paws next to the mouth. Needs a break right now. Reaction to something scandalous or shocking.

Crying cat smiley Whatsapp U+1F63F
😿 Crying Cat Face

Cat face with down-turned eyebrows and corners of the mouth. A tear is running down the cheek. Just received bad news. Expression of empathy.

Profile view cat Whatsapp U+1F63E
😾 Pouting Cat Face

Pouting face of a grumpy cat. The corners of the mouth and the whiskers are pointing downwards. Is in a bad mood, frustrated, and has turned away angrily. Known as the Grumpy Cat, a grumpy-looking cat that became an Internet phenomenon.

Praying emoji U+1F932
🤲 Holding hands up, palms against each other

I'm praying that everything will go smoothly today or “Can you lend me some money please?“ The upturned palms represent a form of praying or asking for handouts. In American sign language, the symbol of an open book.

Two opened hands smiley U+1F450
👐 Open Hands

The two opened hands are stretched toward the counterpart. Represents affection and openness. Could also stand for a hug.

Person raising hands Emoji U+1F64C
🙌 Person Raising Both Hands In Celebration

Hallelujah! Hands are stretched upwards to celebrate. Is having a party, dancing wildly and friskily. Is in a good mood or having a lot of fun. Can also stand for “Banzai”, a Japanese cheer that brings luck and joy for 10,000 years.

Clapping hands Emoji U+1F44F
👏 Clapping Hands

Bravo, very well done! Emoji shows two clapping hands. Is mostly used for expressing consent and appreciation. Can also be used sarcastically, if something truly doesn't deserve any applause!

  • Bellacious

    I use this emoji as an appreciation and appeal.

Handshaking emoji U+1F91D
🤝 Handshake

Shake on it! The handshake can stand for a greeting or farewell, a sign of agreement or for a deal. Two people are holding hands or, in a figurative sense, to give someone a helping hand.

Thumb up smiley U+1F44D
👍 “Thumbs-Up” Sign

Well done! Hand with thumb turned up. Stands for commitment, agreement and approval! Caution: In Arab countries, this is interpreted as showing the two fingers.

Thumb down smiley U+1F44E
👎 Thumbs Down Sign

That was really bad! Thumb turned down stands for rejection, disapproval and dislike. Also known as the false death myth meaning with Roman gladiators.

Stretched-out fist Whatsapp U+1F44A
👊 Fist Hand

The stretched-out fist means “Check!“ an encouragement. Welcome between friends or gesture of agreement. Can also be interpreted as a threatening punch.

Raised Fist Whatsapp U+270A
 Raised Fist

I can do it! The raised fist implies power and strength. Stands for something you believe in. also meant as a political gesture and symbol of defiance, solidarity and resistance.

Fist pointing left emoji U+1F91B
🤛 Fist Pointing Left

In conjunction with other emojis a sign of a hit. Casual form of greeting. The gesture 🤜🤛 is known as fist check, fist greeting or colloquially as a ghetto fist.

Fist pointing left emoji U+1F91C
🤜 Fist Pointing Right

A hand clenched in a fist pointing to the right. The hand gesture is used to greet friends as a sign of respect as well as approval or congratulation.

Crossed fingers symbol U+1F91E
🤞 Hand With Crossed Fingers

The closed fist with crossed index and middle fingers is used to wish someone luck. Children usually use this gesture to annihilate a promise or oath.

  • Omkar

    Used to express the feeling of closeness and trust.

Victory smiley Whatsapp U+270C
 Victory Hand

No offense! Symbol of peace, which became known in the 60s by the hippies. “V” hand signal stands for victory. In Great Britain, can be seen in an insulting way as a woman with spread-out legs.

ILY sign Whatsapp U+1F91F
🤟 I Love You Gesture

In the American sign language, the fist with outstretched little finger, index finger and thumb means “I love you“. The ILY sign mainly conveys a general, positive message.

Mano cornuta emoji U+1F918
🤘 Sign of the Horns

Rock on! Little finger and forefinger are forming horns. The metal horn is a gesture of metal rock fans. Can have many meanings, such as unfaithfulness (by horny husband/wife), sign to ward off misfortune, devil's salutation or sacred gesture in Buddhism.

No problem symbol Whatsapp U+1F44C
👌 Ok Hand Sign

Thumb and forefinger form an O. Symbol for “Okay!“ Sign of approval, agreement or that everything is okay. Careful, in some countries it is considered offensive and insulting (“you a**hole“).

Pinching gesture Whatsapp U+1F90F
🤏 Pinching hand

Just this tiny bit is missing! Thumb and forefinger are close together to grab a small object. Indication that something is small or only available in small quantities.

Fingertips pinched gesture U+1F90C
🤌 Pinched fingers

What do you want?! “Ma che vuoi” is one of the most famous gestures in Italy. Universally applicable when someone asks for something or when you wish for something yourself. The more often the gesture is used, the more impatient or frustrated the other person is.

  • Rudolph

    It means I want to eat something.

Hand pointing to the left Emoji U+1F448
👈 Back Of Hand Pointing To The Left

Right this way! Trigger finger shows to the left. Is meant to point in a certain direction, indicate something or mark the important part of a message.

Hand pointing to the right Emoji U+1F449
👉 Back Of Hand Pointing To The Right

Trigger finger shows to the right. Draws your attention to something following or wants to remind you of something. Can also be an admonishing wiggling of the trigger finger.

Uplifted forefinger U+1F446
👆 Back Of Hand Pointing Upwards

Lifting the forefinger up as a warning or to emphasize a statement. Can also mean “I've got time“ or “I'm in it“. Wants to draw attention to something.

Forefinger downwards emoji U+1F447
👇 Back Of Hand Pointing Downwards

Hand with raised forefinger pointing down. You want to draw attention to something: look at the text below! Or you don't feel well, you are feeling down.

Forefinger emoji Whatsapp U+261D
 Up Pointing Index

The raised forefinger stands for a threat: Beware! Could also be a gesture of instruction. Someone has an announcement to make or something important to say.

Raised Hand Emoji U+270B
 Raised Hand

Emoji shows a raised palm with fingers. It stands for a welcome or farewell as well as for “Stop, I've had enough!“ High five want to congratulate or celebrate a success.

raised back of hand emoji U+1F91A
🤚 Raised Back of Hand

A raised hand, which is shown in reverse position (back of the hand is in the front). Someone wants to draw attention to himself, e.g. to ask something or to signalize his participation.

Raised hand with fingers splayed Emoji U+1F590
🖐 Raised Hand With Fingers Splayed

“Don't come closer” or “Stop, wait!” The spread out hand can also indicate the number 5 or a high five.

Spock emoji Whatsapp U+1F596
🖖 Mr. Spock Greeting

Fingers are spread between the ring and middle finger, creating a “V“. A hand sign based on sacred Jewish letters. The gesture has become known by the series “Star Trek“ and Mr. Spock: Live long and in peace.

Waving hand smiley U+1F44B
👋 Waving Hand

Hello and goodbye! Have a good trip! A friendly waving hand. Can be used as a welcome or farewell. Or sarcastically, if you wished someone or something would disappear.

  • Anonymous

    Looking through all the emojis, I think the waving hand emoji is the best greeting for the nation's pride and victory. In a peaceful and grateful way. ❣

  • Kainat

    Can also be used for slapping.

Call hand smybol U+1F919
🤙 “Call Me” Hand Sign

The closed fist with abducted thumb and little finger has a phone-like shape. “Call me“ or “Let's have a call soon“. Similar to the surfer greeting “Hang loose“.

Flexed biceps Emoji U+1F4AA
💪 Tense Biceps

“You can do that!” or “I feel strong!” Arm with tense biceps. Also used in connection with doing sports, e.g. at the gym.

Robot arm smiley U+1F9BE
🦾 Mechanical arm

Be as strong as a robot! The high-tech arm prosthesis enables amputees to move their arms and hands. Expresses enthusiasm for Star Wars, robot technology, bionics or science fiction.

Middle finger emoji Whatsapp U+1F595
🖕 Reversed Hand With Middle Finger Extended

In western culture, the middle finger smiley is used as a rude and offensive gesture.

Right hand writing smiley U+270D
 Writing Hand

Right hand writing with a pen. Is related to writing. I'll contact you and write a message to you. There will be a test in school. You're writing a poem for your honey.

Prayer hands smiley Whatsapp U+1F64F
🙏 Person With Folded Hands

Two hands pressed together. Is currently very introverted, saying a prayer, or hoping for enlightenment. Is also used as a “high five” or to say thank you.

  • Sumudu

    Worshipful, with joined hands, obviously used for religious things, but also when we are grateful to someone for something very special.

  • Sneha

    Also used to show that you are angry about chatting with them. For example, “I'm going to ask you to leave me.“

  • Maitreyee

    An emoji to say “Namaskar“ or to greet and thank someone great or a friend in India.

  • Neha

    Can also be used for greeting as it shows the greeting gesture “Namaste“.

Foot emoji U+1F9B6
🦶 Foot

Finally walking barefoot again. You are standing on your own feet or would like to receive a foot massage from your sweetheart. Some like feet, others hate them, some have smelly feet and others have their feet well-tended. Our feet carry us and are the symbolic foundation of our body.

Leg Whatsapp U+1F9B5
🦵 Leg

You have got great legs or “I am going to do leg training tomorrow“. In the course of our lives, our legs carry us for 130.000 km. That is about three times around the earth. Man, as the only creature, is moving on two legs. The leg contains our body's largest bone, the largest joint and the largest muscle.

Robot leg Whatsapp U+1F9BF
🦿 Mechanical leg

We're watching RoboCop! In connection with leg amputees or accessibility. Expresses an interest in science fiction or robot technology. The legs are as stiff as those of a robot: the soccer or leg training in the studio was too hard.

Lipstick emoji U+1F484
💄 Lipstick

I'll dress up! The lipstick beautifies millions of women's lips worldwide. The signal color red is associated with passion, liveliness and attractiveness. Stands for parties, fashion and fun. Often also combined with e.g. the dancing emoji 💄💃 to plan a fun evening.

Sensual lip print emoji Whatsapp U+1F48B
💋 Kiss Mark

Red sensual lip print. Would like to give you a kiss, thereby leaving an imprint of the lipstick. Can mean “You're so nice” or “Many thanks!”

Mouth red lips emoji Whatsapp U+1F444
👄 Mouth

A slightly opened mouth and red, full lips have a strong, attractive signaling effect on both sexes. “I'll send you a kiss“ or “Tonight I'm going to sing at a party“.

Tooth emoji U+1F9B7
🦷 Tooth

I have got a toothache or someone is getting a bit long in the tooth. You need to brush your teeth now or you indulge in your sweet tooth. Enamel is the hardest material in the human body. 22 million bacteria live in a mouth.

Bone emoji U+1F9B4
🦴 Bone

I am chilled to the bone. You work your fingers to the bone or you are skin and bones. Dog treat or part of the body. The human skeleton consists of 200 bones weighing about 15 % of the total body weight.

Stretched-out tongue Whatsapp U+1F445
👅 Tongue

Sticking out the tongue is a naughty gesture and a childish sign of defiance. Can be used to reinforce a joke or to tease and provoke. I am in a good mood and ready for jokes!

  • Pikachux

    It is used when you praise someone for their sexy/hot body in a wild photo or video or ask them to take pictures. 👅

Ear Emoji U+1F442
👂 Ear

The ear emoji can mean “I can hear something” or “You have my full attention”. The ear is also one of the erotic zones of man and woman.

Hearing aid emoji U+1F9BB
🦻 Ear with hearing aid

I cannot hear you! 466 million people worldwide are hard of hearing. Hearing aids improve the quality of life. Perhaps you have a hearing aid yourself, are hearing impaired, or don't want to hear certain things at all.

Nose Emoji U+1F443
👃 Nose

The nose generally stands for the olfactory sense. Emoji indicates that something has a strong scent. Depending on the context, this may be nice or unpleasant.

Footprints Emoji U+1F463
👣 Footprints

Two footprints suggest difficulties, which will soon be overcome by your own efforts. Also used as a symbol for a baby's feet, or: I'm on the way!

Eye Emoji U+1F441
👁 Eye

I have an eye on you! Something is interesting to watch or is being observed. In ancient cultures often a religious sign, such as the eye of Horus or the evil eye in the Orient.

Two eyes smiley U+1F440
👀 Eyes

Beware, someone is watching you! Two eyes are looking to the left. Something is being watched or checked. You're under observation!

Brain Whatsapp U+1F9E0
🧠 Brain

Use your brain!, “I am taxing my brain right now“, or “brainwashing someone“. Our most important organ controls our body and personality. The human brain weighs 1.3 kg, consists of 60 % fat and consumes 20 % of the basal metabolic rate.

Heart Whatsapp U+1FAC0
🫀 Anatomical heart

You’ve got a big heart! The heart symbolizes love but also life. The heart beats around 3 billion times in the course of a lifetime. The lifelike image is often used in connection with a doctor or health.

Lungs Whatsapp U+1FAC1
🫁 Lungs

I should stop smoking! Anatomically correct image of the lungs. The vital organ is responsible for breathing. In connection with the respiratory tract, health or doctors.

Talking head emoji U+1F5E3
🗣 Talking Head

The silhouette of a talking face. Can refer to rumors or to a person who likes to talk a lot. The news is already circulating!

  • Relii

    It's also used to shout at somebody and also calling someone.

Silhouette person emoji U+1F464
👤 Silhouette of a Bust

Silhouette of a person, a shadow. Represents anonymity, secrets and unknown things. Is often used as a symbol for a user or a guest profile in software or with computers.

Busts in silhouette Whatsapp U+1F465
👥 Silhouette Of Two Busts

The silhouette of two people. A friend you can rely on is standing behind you. Also symbolizes a community or group.

People hugging U+1FAC2
🫂 People hugging

We’ll always be there for one another! You could use some affection or as a gesture that you would like to hug the other person. A hug expresses physical closeness, affection, comfort and security.

Baby Emoji U+1F476
👶 Baby

A baby face with a ringlet. Emoji can indicate an imminent pregnancy or the desire for a child.

Girl emoji U+1F467
👧 Girl

Face of a smiling girl with cute pigtails. Represents youth and a happy childhood. “Don't be girlish“ or “girl Friday“.

Child whatsapp U+1F9D2
🧒 Child

I want to have many children in the future! The gender-neutral variant of a child's face. Someone behaves childish or immature and should grow up urgently!

Boy emoji U+1F466
👦 Boy

Male child, between eight and twelve years old. Is related to children, childhood and family. Can also be used to signal that someone is behaving childishly.

Woman emoji Whatsapp U+1F469
👩 Woman

She is a great woman! The emoji shows an adult female face. Refers to gender and can be used for a mother through a businesswoman to the female neighbor.

Person whatsapp U+1F9D1
🧑 Adult

The adults are in the majority today! The gender-neutral version of an adult person. It's about a group or an individual whose gender does not matter.

Man emoji Whatsapp U+1F468
👨 Man

Male adult face with mustache. Simple and common emoji. Can generally be used for men, e.g. you talk about someone whose name you do not know.

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Red-haired woman U+1F469 U+1F9B0
👩‍🦰 Red-haired woman

Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman or Pippi Longstocking. In Germany, only two percent have naturally red hair, worldwide about one percent, and the rest had a little help. You are proud of your hair color or would like to announce that you have been at the hairdresser's.

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Red-haired man U+1F468 U+1F9B0
👨‍🦰 Red-haired man

Prince Harry, Vincent van Gogh, Boris Becker or Robert Redford. Red hair is rare: Only about one to two percent of the world's population have this hair color. Mostly in combination with fair skin and freckles. At 13 %, Scotland has the highest proportion of redheads, followed by Ireland and Wales.

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Woman with curls U+1F469 U+1F9B1
👩‍🦱 Curly-haired woman

Woman with curly hair. The emoji illustrates how one self or other people look like. You have just come from the hairdresser's or want to change your hair into a head of curls for the party. It is genetically determined if someone has straight or curly hair.

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Man with curls U+1F468 U+1F9B1
👨‍🦱 Curly-haired man

A man with curly hair: Australian surfer boy or guy with pompadour. This emoji illustrates the look of the new boyfriend, colleague or neighbor. Only 15% of the people of European descent have curls.

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Blonde whatsapp U+1F471 U+2640
👱‍♀️ Blond woman

Marilyn Monroe or Pamela Anderson. Blond angel, choir girl, blond bombshell, silly or sexpot: No other hair color is more tainted with stereotype. Worldwide, only 2% are naturally blond, though, the rest had a little help.

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Blond man emoji U+1F471 U+2642
👱‍♂️ Blond man

The attractive Swede, the stereotype of a surfer, Daniel Craig or the nice new neighbor. Only 2% of the world's population is blond. Most blondies live in Northern Europe. Men rarely stay blond, their hair gets darker with increasing age.

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Grey-haired woman U+1F469 U+1F9B3
👩‍🦳 White-haired woman

This has given me a lot of gray hairs! Or “I need to dye my hair!“ Gray hair stands for wisdom, kindness and happiness. Dyed “granny hair“ is a trend. Natural gray is a taboo, at least with the celebrities.

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Grey-haired man U+1F468 U+1F9B3
👨‍🦳 White-haired man

Aging with dignity or growing gray hair because of stress. Due to genetic factors or external influences, the hair becomes gray. Fact: Eight out of every 10 women find gray-haired men attractive. Represents maturity and experience.

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Bald woman U+1F469 U+1F9B2
👩‍🦲 Bald woman

Sinéad O'Connor or Britney Spears. The clear-cut can stand for a fashion statement, expression of sexual determination but also for a serious illness. Also a trend in the social media (#boldandbadchallenge).

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Bald emoji U+1F468 U+1F9B2
👨‍🦲 Bald man

I am slowly getting bald! Vin Diesel, Bruce Willis or Jason Statham – many action heroes are bald. Represents strength and dominance. 66% of all men over the age of 35 are affected by loss of hair. Symbol of the aging process. But there can also be a serious illness behind the hair loss.

Bearded man U+1F9D4
🧔 Bearded person

He is a real nature-boy or “You look like a hipster“. Full beard, goatee beard, mustache or three-day beard. Symbol of maturity, masculinity and wisdom of the age.

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Bearded woman emoji U+1F9D4 U+2640
🧔‍♀️ Woman with beard

The long-haired woman has a beard. Perhaps due to genetic predisposition or a hormonal disorder. She had to be a “man's man”, that is, meet the expectations that are placed on men in particular. A beard stands for power, strength and self-confidence.

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Bearded man Whatsapp U+1F9D4 U+2642
🧔‍♂️ Man with beard

Man with long hair and hair growing on his face. With this, beard lovers express individuality, but above all potency and masculinity. Formerly a typical symbol of a barbarian, now a fashion trend.

Granny emoji U+1F475
👵 Elderly Woman

Go to the granny farm! A friendly elderly woman with glasses and a bun. Can refer to a family member or the nice, elder neighbor.

Elderly person U+1F9D3
🧓 Elderly adult

This rather concerns the older generation! Not yet old, but neither young anymore. Gender-neutral version of an older person. It is about people of mature age in general, where gender does not matter.

Old man emoji U+1F474
👴 Old Man

Friendly looking elderly gentleman with wrinkles and bald head. Represents aging in general, a father figure, the grandfather, possibly a teacher. The emoji can express how you feel after a hard day or call your chat partner old-fashioned.

Man with hat U+1F472
👲 Man with Chinese cap

The Asian man is wearing a traditional Chinese headgear, called gau pi mao. Was worn during the Qing dynasty 1616-1912, China’s last dynasty. In the context of China: culture, people, country.

Turban emoji U+1F473
👳 Person with turban

Stories from One Thousand and One Nights! Several long strips of fabric are wrapped around the head using a special technique. Symbol of the Orient and Muslim countries. The turban also has a protective function, it protects against sand and sun and is a fashionable accessory.

  • Anonymous

    I use it mainly as a symbol for Sikh people.

Scarf emoji U+1F9D5
🧕 Person with scarf

Triangular or suitably folded fabric for headgear. Is worn for practical, religious, cultural or fashionable reasons. The inventor of the emoji is a 16-year-old girl from Vienna who has since been on the list of the most influential teenagers in 2017.