How To Change Your Name on Tinder? Full Guide 2023

Tinder is all about matching and dating. During the initial conversation with your match, your name can make a difference.

Picking a cheesy name on Tinder in our teens and then as an adult regrating why we picked that name, trust me we all have been there. But it seems like there is hardly anything that you can do about it, after all, there is no such option as ‘Change your name’ on tinder right? And there is a good reason behind not giving that option on Tinder.

Let us say that tinder gave the option of changing your name, wouldn’t that create confusion? 

Today you are Adam tomorrow you will be Alex and the day after tomorrow who whose what you will pick. 

Your matches will be confused. And that is why Tinder does not provide you with the option if Change your name. 

But sometimes there can be a genuine reason to change your name on Tinder, let’s say you mistakenly misspelled your name or you have to change the cheesy name that you chose in your teens. 

Now, what to do?

Do not worry guys because there is still a way around this problem and in This blog, I will give you all the information related to changing your name on tinder. 

So buckle up! 


Can You Change The Name on Tinder?

If I have to give a straightforward answer to this then I will say no, you can not ‘directly’ change your name on Tinder. You have to delete and create a new account in order to get a new username and that makes sense, after all, it is a dating site and your name plays an important role. 

So, in essence, if you have created an account on Tinder, now you can not change its name. See what Tinder’s official website has to say about it.

Deleting your account will also result in deleting all your data in your peasant profile. Your matches, messages everything will be left swiped.

The only way around this problem and that too if you have logged into your tinder account with Facebook and then changing your name on Facebook will change your Tinder’s name automatically. Let me show you how to do it.

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How To Change Your Name on Tinder

If your Tinder is connected to Facebook then you can change your name by changing your Facebook account’s name. 

Here is how to do it.

Steps To Change Your Name on Tinder

Step 1: Open the Facebook app and click on three parallel lines present on the top right corner, if you are an android user, And bottom right corner if you are an iOS user. 

Step 2: Now go to the ‘settings and privacy option. 

Step 3: Tap on ‘settings’ and open the ‘account setting’ page. 

Step 4: Tap on ‘personal information present under ‘account setting’ 

Step 5: Now you can see your contact info, name, email address, etc there. 

Step 6: Tap on ‘name’ and now you can change your profile name. 

Step 7: Now fill your name in three boxes (if you a have three-part name) 

  • Top box for the first name 
  • Middlebox for the middle name 
  • And the last box for the last name. 

Step 8: Now tap on ‘review changes’  and it will display a preview window with your new profile name. 

Step 9: It will ask for your Facebook password, enter it and click on ‘save changes’

And you are done! 

Your tinder name linked to your Facebook will change automatically.

How To Change Your Tinder Name if you have not linked with Facebook?

Unfortunately, you can not change your name if you have not lined your Tinder account with Facebook. 

You have to delete your present account and make a new one but make sure that this time you link your new account with Facebook.

Steps to delete your tinder account.

  • Step 1: Open your tinder app and go to your profile.
  • Step 2: Open your settings.
  • Step 3: Scroll to the very bottom of the page and you will find the ‘delete account’ option. Tap on it. 
  • Step 4: You will be given two options either to pause your account or to delete your account, tap on deleting my account. 
  • Step 5: Confirm that you want to delete your account.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

These are some frequently asked questions on google about changing the name on tinder.

1. How to change the display name on tinder?

To change the display name on tinder your tinder account should be signed in using Facebook, then changing your name on Facebook will automatically change your tinder’s display name.

2. What is Tinder’s username?

This is the name that is displayed on your profile. Your matches will see that name so make sure that it is genuine.

3. Can I change my name on Tinder?

You can only change your name on Tinder if your tinder account is logged in with Facebook, else you have to delete your present account and make a new one to change your name.


This was all about changing your name on Tinder. 

Tinder is a dating app and we would suggest not picking any misleading names.

Always keep your user name genuine, you can obviously write it in a fancy way but it should be understandable by your matches or potential matches.

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