What’s the function of se in “como é que ele se chama?”

Como é que ele se chama? means What is your name? But literally i believe it to mean “How is it that he (x) called?

But what does se mean in this sentence. Se means “If” but I don’t know from my own studying any other meanings of se. Is it just a filler word?

Chamar is a reflexive verb, so the sentence means “what is it he calls himself”.

“Se” in this sentence is a reflexive pronoun. There is a learning note about them here:

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