How to Change the Display Name in Gmail

If you want to change your current Gmail account name, see instructions here.

For some reason you want to change the display name on the outgoing mail from Gmail (Gmail name), see the rename instructions below.

Change the Display Name in Gmail

Option 1: Rename your own Gmail

Step 1: You access the following link:

Or in the Gmail Inbox interface, click on the gear icon () in the upper right corner and select Settings.

Then click on the Accounts and Import option.

Step 2: Click the Edit Info line.

Step 3: Click on the circle below Gmail Name you are using as shown below and enter your new Gmail name in the box next to it. Then click Save Changes.

So you’ve changed the display name on the message you sent from Gmail.


Option 2: Rename all your Google account

Step 1: Go to the About Me page at the following link:

Step 2: Click on Edit icon () to edit.

Step 3: Enter the new Google Account name you want to change. Preview how the New Gmail Name appears in the Display my name as:. Click on the OK button.

Step 6: Rename confirmation window shows up, press Rename button to confirm.

Note: Google Accounts, as well as Facebook accounts, will limit the number of rename times, so if you follow the second way then you should rename in a limited way.

Good luck!!!

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