Author or Editor: Dan Magyar, Manager of Enterprise Applications - Edit

Changing Your Display Name in Google

If you professionally use a different name than the legal name used in your email address, you can change your display name using Manage your Google Account. This will not change your actual email address, but it will change how your name is displayed to other people.

To do this, you will need to edit your Google Account Personal Info.  Follow these steps to change your display name:

  1. Log into your Google Account at
  2. Select Personal Info on the lefthand side
  3. Select your Name under Personal Info in the Profile box
  4. Select the pencil icon to the right of your name
  5. Type your professional name within the First name and Last name fields
  6. Select Done to change your name
  7. Click on Google Account in the upper left corner to return to your account information.

You are also able to add, edit and set up additional information and options for your Google Account from this page.  For more information about your Google Account page, follow this Google Support link for Google Account Help:

Note:  Unprofessional display names, as determined by your supervisor, are not allowed.

Last updated by goodspeed_chris on 2020-01-29 06:32:26

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