Rename a user

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 so on.

A user can change their own display name. But they can’t change their address.

Change a user’s name or address

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console dashboard, go to Users.
  3. In the Users list, find the user. If you need help, see Find a user account.
  4. Hover over the user you want to rename and click Rename user Edit at the right:



    You can also find this option at the top-left of the user's account page.
     
  5. Change any of the following:
    • First name and Last name: The name that shows up in emails they send.
    • Primary email address: Their email address and name they sign in with.
  6. 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 you change their display name…

The new name appears:

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