Change your account name and nickname on Yahoo

If you've recently changed your legal name or decided to go by something new, you can update your Yahoo account to reflect the changes. You can edit your full first and last name and display nickname.

Change your nickname or full name

Your nickname shows up as the display name at the top of every page on Yahoo. It's also your name on Yahoo Fantasy teams and comments you make on Yahoo sites, like News.

Change your name on a desktop

  • Sign in to your Yahoo Account.
  • Click Personal info.
  • Click your name or nickname.
  • - A text field will appear where you can type in your new name or nickname.
  • Click Save.

Change your name on mobile device

  • From an app or mobile browser, tap the Sidebar icon .
  • Tap Account info.
    • If using the Yahoo Mail app, tap Manage Accounts to see this option.
  • Tap Personal info.
  • Tap your name or nickname.
  • - A text field will appear where you can type in your new nickname.
  • Tap Save.

This feature is not available in all Yahoo apps. If it's available in your app, you may be asked to re-enter your password, phone passcode, or Touch ID.