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 first and last name that shows up in emails they send, calendar invites, and other Google services.   

Changing a user's name as described here doesn't change their email address or the name they use to sign in to their account. 

Change a user’s first or last name

Tip (If available): Try the quick link. At the top of your Admin console Home page, click Update a user’s name or email, search for the user, click Proceed, and then go to step 5 below.

  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 Home page, go to Users.
  3. In the Users list, find the user. Learn how to find a user account.
  4. Point to the user and click Rename user.

    You can also find this option at the left of the user's account page.

  5. Change any of the following details:
    • First name and Last name—The name that shows up in emails they send, calendar invites, and other Google services.
  6. Click Rename.

After you change a profile name…

The new name appears:

  • In messages the user sends (unless they change their own Gmail settings)
  • In calendar invites, shared docs, and other Google services (unless the user changes their Google+ profile)
  • In your company's searchable Directory

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

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