How do I change the name on my PayPal account?

You can change the name on your account using a web browser (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 may be required to upload supporting documentation.

Here’s how to change your name:
  1. Click the Settings icon next to "Log out."
  2. Click Change Name next to your name.
  3. Select your type of name change.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen and click either Continue or Update Name.