How to Change Your Name in Google: Step-by-Step Guide

Changing your name in Google has never been easier. Whether it’s because you’re getting married, or you just want to change your display name to something more interesting, this step-by-step guide will walk you through the process.

To get started, open up your browser and navigate to Once you’re there, sign into your Google account by clicking on “Sign in” in the top right-hand corner.

Once you’re signed in, click on your profile picture in the top right-hand corner and select “Manage your Google Account.” This will take you to your Google account’s home page.

Next, click on “Personal info” in the top left-hand corner and then select “Basic info.” Scroll down to where it says “Name,” and click on the arrow on the right-hand side to edit your display name.

Keep in mind that any changes you make to your name will be reflected across your Google account, including services like YouTube and Gmail. So choose your new name wisely!

If you want to change your name to a username instead, simply leave the last name blank and add your desired username to the first name field.

Once you’ve made your changes, click on “Save” in the bottom right-hand corner. Your new name may take some time to update across all Google services, so be patient.

And that’s it! You’ve successfully changed your name in Google. To check that your new name is displayed correctly, navigate back to the “Personal info” section of your Google account.

Remember, your name is a reflection of your identity, so choose something that represents who you are. Good luck!