How does one change the sender’s name in GMail?

Dr.sunil V August 9, 2014

Is it necessary to change Google Plus Profile name in order to change Gmail username? Is the Gmail username linked to the Google Plus profile? How can one change name of Gmail account username as seen by recipient of email?

  1. Hovsep A
    August 10, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Edit your basic account information

    Q: Is my Google Account username the same as my Gmail username?
    A: Your Google Account username is your username across all of Google, including Gmail. You can sign in to any Google service with your Google Account username and password.

    • Dr.sunil V
      August 11, 2014 at 9:40 am

      Thank. I checked the Google help link for Google Account settings an entered new nickname in Email and Phone box. But sender name did not change thereafter

    • Dr.sunil V
      August 12, 2014 at 6:49 am

      Thanks. It seems that Gmail username cannot be changed. Please tell..whether Gmail does not allow changing of Gmail username?

    • Hovsep A
      August 12, 2014 at 8:26 am

      How Do I Change the Name Before My Gmail Address?

      Change your username
      If you'd like to use a version of your username with fewer or more dots (.), you don't have to change a thing. If your username is ',' messages sent to '' and '' are already delivered to your Inbox
      You can change the name that's linked to your email address, but not the address itself.


      1.Click the gear in the top right.
      2.Select Settings.
      3.Click the Accounts tab.
      4.In the “Send mail as:” section, locate the email address you'd like to edit.
      5.Click edit info next to the address.
      6.In the “Name:” section, specify what you’d like your name to be and click Save changes.

    • Dr.sunil V
      August 14, 2014 at 5:05 am

      Thanks. This is precisely what I was implying to know. I implemented it too

  2. Amrit K
    August 10, 2014 at 12:37 am

    No , Yes and you can't change your Gmail username however you can put dots(.) in it as in Gmail sunil = S.unil.

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