Change a user's profile name

This page is for administrators who manage other people's accounts. To change the name for a personal gmail.com account, go here, instead

As an administrator for your organization's Google Workspace or Cloud Identity account, you can change a user's profile name (their first and last name) that shows in emails they send, calendar invites, and other Google services.   

Changing a user's profile name as described here doesn't change the email address or the username (the first part of a user's address, like user@) they use to sign in to their account. 

Change a user’s first or last name

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

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

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Directoryand thenUsers.
  3. In the Users list, find the user. Learn how to find a user account.
  4. Point to the user and click Update user.
    Note: You can also find Update user at the left of the user's account page.
    Click Update user.
  5. Change the First name or Last name—The name that shows up in emails they send, calendar invites, and other Google services.
    Tip: You can enter a company name instead of a person's name.
  6. Click Update User.
  7. Click Done.

After you change a profile name…

The new profile name appears:

Important: A user's previous profile name isn't private and might be visible to other users in some circumstances.

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