This page is for administrators who manage other people's accounts. To change the name for a personal gmail.com account, go here, instead.
You can change a user’s work profile name or email address without losing any of their data. For example, if Jane Smith’s name changes to Jane Doe, you can change her profile name and her email address from JaneSmith@example.com to JaneDoe@example.com in the Google Admin console. Jane will continue to receive email sent to both her new and old email addresses. To learn more, choose what you want to change from the options below.
What do you want to change?
A user's profile (first and last) name
See the steps: Change a user's profile name
The first part of a user's email address (user@)
Choose what you want to do:
Option 1: Change a username
Example: email@example.com now wants the address firstname.lastname@example.org.
The user will:
See the steps: Change the first part of a user's email address
Option 2: Give a user another "email alias" address
Example: email@example.com also wants to get mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mail sent to either address arrives in the user's same inbox.
See the steps: Give a user an additional "alias" address (sales@)
The last part of their email address (@example)
Choose what you want to do (you must own the other domain):
Option 1: Move one user to the new domain
Example: You added a domain for a new business to your account, and you want to move a user’s primary address to that business.
The user will:
See the steps: Change the last part of a user's email address
Option 2: Give all users an additional email address at the new domain
Example: You added a domain for a new business to your account, and you want everyone to have an email address at that business—in addition to their current address.
All users will:
See the steps: Add a domain alias
Option 3: Switch all user email addresses to the new domain
Example: You acquired a new domain for all your users and will no longer use the original domain (you're selling it to someone else).
See the steps: Change your primary domain