How to Change Your Name in YouTube

By Erika Dean

YouTube is a website that allows you to view and upload videos. If you have a YouTube account, you can add your name and other personal information to your profile page. If you want to change the name in your profile to something different, it takes little time to do so.

Step 1

Go to and click the "Sign In" link. Enter your user name and password and click "Sign In."

Step 2

Click your user name located at the top right of the page after you sign in. Select "Account" from the drop-down menu. You can view and modify your account options here.

Step 3

Select "Profile Setup" from the menu to the left of the screen. Your profile information will open in the same window.

Step 4

Click "Personal Details" to view your personal information, such as your relationship status, gender and name.

Step 5

Enter the name you want to use in the boxes beside "First name" and "Last name." After you change your name, click "Save Changes."

Tips & Warnings

  • Your YouTube profile is available for everyone who accesses YouTube to view, so take precaution in selecting a name for your profile.

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