How to Change Your Gmail Name?

The name you use for your Gmail account can be the reflection of who you are or what your brand represents. Gmail name is your universal digital identity and you shouldn’t change it unless there is some mistake in your name and you absolutely need to change it. Google allows you to change names on your Google account but there is a limit on how many times you can change it. If you are here because you can’t change your name, you probably changed it multiple times and have reached your limit. However, there is no limit on changing your Gmail name and you can change it as much as you want.

Your email address and your name are shown to the recipient whenever you send an email. Therefore, make sure you use a precise name for your Gmail account. In this article, we explain how you can change your Gmail name. Read on!

How to Change Your Gmail Name?

Step 1: Log in to your Gmail account.

Step 2: Go to Settings from the top right corner. 

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Step 3: Go to Accounts and Import

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Step 4: Click on edit info

When you click on edit info, a yellow dialog box will appear. You will see your current name and a box from where you can choose a preferred name.

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Step 5: Type in your preferred Gmail name on the second box.

Step 6: Click on Save changes

Why can’t I Change My Gmail Name?

Are you still not able to change your Gmail name? Even though it’s fairly simple to change your name, there might be some reasons that are preventing you from changing it. A few of the reasons might include:

  1. You have already changed your name multiple times within a short period of time.
  2. Your Gmail account has been flagged 
  3. If it’s a Google Workspace email, your company might have disabled functionality of changing the name on your email. You can contact the admin if this is the case.

How to Change Your Google Account Name?

Just like Gmail, you can also change your Google Account name. Remember, changing your Google Account name will change your name across every Google product including Calendar, Drive, or Gmail. Here’s the step-by-step guide on how you can change your Google Account name:

Step 1: Log in to Your Google Account

Step 2: On the left, click on Personal info

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Step 3: Click on Name, under Basic Info

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Step 4: Enter your First Name and Last Name

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Step 5: Click Save.

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