Change the name on your Google Account

At any time, you can change the name or nickname associated with your Google Account.

Important: Anyone can find the name and nickname you’ve added when they communicate with you or view content you create in Google services. Find out where your name shows up.

Edit your name

You can change your name as many times as you want.

  1. On a browser, go to You may need to sign in to your Google Account.

  2. At the top left,  select Personal info and then Name and then Edit Edit.

  3. Follow the steps on the screen.

Tip: Find out where your name shows up.

Fix an old name that still shows

If you change your name, but the old name still shows up, clear your cache and cookies.

Important: When you clear your cookies, you may be signed out of non-Google sites.

More details


You can change your name as many times as you want.


To add, update, or remove your nickname, go to About Me or For, follow these instructions:

  1. Click Personal info.
  2. To the right of your name, click Next and then.
  3. Next to "Nickname," click Edit Edit.

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Protect Your Identity Online

Get step-by-step visual guides on the tools and practices that will help you protect your personal information with Google's Online Security Guidebook.

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