How do I change the name on my PayPal account?
You can submit a request to change the name on your Personal account for a typographical error or a legal name change. We’re unable to change the name on a PayPal account to a different person's name.
To change the name shown on your account:
- Click .
- Next to your name, click Edit.
- Click the type of change you want to make and follow the instructions:
- Change your legal name.
- Update your name.
- Make a minor correction. You will be able to fix a typo of 1 or 2 characters only once.