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How to Change name on Google

If you have a Google account, you will notice that many Google services, like Gmail, YouTube, Drive, Photos, and many others, automatically use your account name.

Even though you can edit it separately for some specific Google services, when you change the name from Gmail, it's easier to make changes to your name on your Google Account so that they're reflected throughout all of your Google services.

Reasons to Consider Changing Your Google Name

There is the following reason to change the Google name:

  1. If you want to update your first or last name inofficial manner (such as updating it to the last name of your spouse after getting married).
  2. If you want to utilize your first or last name's initial.
  3. If you want to add a middle name with your first name.
  4. When you wish to substitute your middle name for your last name in order to maintain your privacy
  5. If you would rather use your full first name than the shortened form, or vice versa (such as "Jam" versus "James" or "Oli" versus "Oliver").

You may change your Google name via a web browser, the settings section of your Android device, or the Gmail iOS app.

It's simple to change your account name on Google whether you've officially changed your name or if you want to use a new name online. From your desktop, Android device, iPhone, or iPad, you can perform this. How? Read on.

How to Modify Your Online Google Name

  1. Open a web browser and go to your Google account, then sign in if necessary.
    How to Change name on Google
  2. rom the vertical menu on the left, click on Personal Info.
    How to Change name on Google
  3. Choose the right-pointing arrow next to your name.
    How to Change name on Google
  4. Type your new first or the last name.
    How to Change name on Google
  5. Select Save when you are finished.
    How to Change name on Google

Note: Try deleting your browser's cookies and cache if your name has been changed, but the old name continues to appear.

On an Android device, how do you change your Google name?

On an Android smartphone or tablet, you can change your Google name by going to the device's settings.

  1. Open the Settings app on your device.
  2. Choose Accounts.
  3. By tapping it, you may select the account whose name you want to change.
  4. Choose Google Account.
  5. Choose Personal Info.
  6. Choose the Name.
  7. Click on Save after adding a new name.

How to Change Your Google Name from Within the iOS Gmail App

There is no need to access My Account using a mobile web browser when using the official Gmail app on your iPhone or iPad.

Note: Changing your Gmail display name is not the same as changing the name of your Google account. Emails sent from your Gmail account will therefore display a name other than your Google account name. Furthermore, Google gives you unlimited opportunities to change the name of your account.

  1. On your iOS device, launch the Gmail app and log in if necessary.
  2. Tap the menu in the top left corner (three horizontal lines).
  3. After swiping down, click Settings.
  4. To alter the name of the linked Google Account, tap the email address connected to it.
  5. To manage your Google Account, select it.
  6. Select Personal Info.
  7. Toggle the Name field on.
  8. Tap Save after adding a new name.

How to Add or Change Your Google Nickname

If you wish to display your first and last name together, you can set up a Google name (first and last) as well as a nickname.

You can set your nickname to "Jam" to let others know that you prefer that name if your initial and last name are "James Mary," for instance.Next, you can decide how you want your name to be displayed:

James "Jam" Mary;

James Mary - (with no visible nickname).

Note: The nickname you can create independently to use with the Google Home app is not the same as this one.

  1. Go to your Google About Me page and, if necessary, sign in using your account information.
    How to Change name on Google
  2. From the vertical menu on the left, click on Personal Info.
    How to Change name on Google
  3. Choose your name.
    How to Change name on Google
  4. Select Edit in the Nickname field (pencil icon).
    How to Change name on Google
  5. After entering your nickname, click Save.
    How to Change name on Google

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