How do I change the name on my PayPal account?
You can change the name on your account (up to 2 characters) if it's misspelled, and only once after creating your PayPal account. It is not possible to change the name on your account to another person's name. If you are making a legal or major name change, you'll be required to upload some documentation as proof of name change. This review usually takes up to 5 business days.
Here’s how you can change your name:
- Click the Settings icon next to "Log out."
- Click Update below your name.
- Select your type of name change.
- Follow the instructions on the screen and click either Continue or Update Name.
If you have a Business account, you can change the contact name for your business.