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:

  1. Go to your Settings.
  2. Next to your name, click Edit.
  3. 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.
If you're not fixing a typo, you'll be asked to provide documentation to support your name change (i.e. copy of your photo ID and your change of name certificate).