Rename a user
This article is for administrators. If you want to change your display name, go to change your Google Account name. If you want to change your email address, ask your administrator to follow the instructions in this article.
As an administrator for your organization's G Suite or Cloud Identity service, you change a user’s email address in the Admin console. You can also change the display name that shows up in emails they send, calendar invites, and other Google services.
Change a user’s name or address
From the Admin console Home page, go to Users.
- In the Users list, find the user. If you need help, see Find a user account.
- Hover over the user you want to rename and click Rename user at the right:
You can also find this option at the top-left of the user's account page.
- Change any of the following:
- (Optional) First name and Last name—The name that shows up in emails they send.
- (Optional) Primary email address—Their email address and name they sign in with.
- (Optional) Email domain—If your organization has more than one domain, click the Down arrow next to the field to the right of the @ sign and choose a domain.
Note: Only the primary domain or any additional (secondary) domains added to your organization's account are available for the email address. You can't use another domain, such as gmail.com.
- Click Rename.
If you change their email address...
- They must now sign in to their Google Account with the new address.
- They continue to receive mail at the old address (it becomes an email alias).
- If the user's new primary email address matches an existing Google Account, you might be prompted to resolve the conflict before you can rename the user. Learn more about conflicting accounts.
If you change their display name…
The new name appears:
- In messages they send (unless they change their own Gmail settings)
- In calendar invites, shared docs, and so on (unless they change their Google+ profile)
- In your company's global contact directory