Change display name in Gmail and other G Suite apps

Issue/Question

  • How do I change my name as it appears in Gmail and Google Docs?
  • I want to change my display name in my Google account
  • How do I change my display name in Gmail?
  • How do I edit my send mail as name in Gmail?

Environment

  • Gmail
  • G Suite

Resolution

In your Gmail account

  1. Open or log in to your Gmail account
  2. Select the gear icon
  3. Select Settings
  4. Select the Accounts tab
  5. In the Send mail as section, select edit info
  6. Add the name you wish to have displayed on your messages
  7. Select Save Changes

 

In your Google account

  1. In any G Suite app, click on your initials or image in the upper right corner
  2. Click the Manage your Google Account button next to your information in the drop-down
  3. Select the Personal info link in the left navigation menu 
  4. Click on your name
  5. Click the pencil icon
  6. Change your name
  7. Click Done

 

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Details

Article ID: 17655
Created
Wed 10/19/16 5:48 PM
Modified
Mon 12/16/19 10:15 AM
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