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User name display

Follow these instructions to change how your name is displayed in Gmail.

Note: These instructions do not cause your email address to change. They only change how your name is displayed in Gmail.
  1. Click your personal icon in the top right corner of Gmail
  2. Select “Google Account”
  3. On the left side of the screen, click "Personal Info"
  4. Click your name in the "Profile" window 
  5. Click the pencil to change your name
  6. Edit your first and/or last names as desired
  7. Click "Done"
These steps will change how your name appears to recipients of your emails.
  1. Click the gear icon in your main Gmail screen
  2. Select “Settings”
  3. At the top, click “Accounts”
  4. Click “edit info” on the right
  5. Click the button under your currently displayed name
  6. Type in your desired name
  7. Click "Save Changes"