How to Change Your In-Game Name in the Clash of Clans App

Key Takeaways:

  • Your first name change in Clash of Clans is free, but subsequent changes cost an increasing amount of gems
  • You must upgrade your Town Hall to level 5 before the name change option becomes available
  • Choose your new name carefully to avoid wasting gems on frequent changes

As an avid Clash of Clans player for several years, I’ve gone through the process of changing my in-game name a few times. Whether you want to update your name to something more fitting or simply want a fresh start, changing your name in Clash of Clans is a straightforward process. In this comprehensive guide, I’ll walk you through the steps to change your name and share some important considerations to keep in mind.

Prerequisites for Changing Your Name

Before you can change your name in Clash of Clans, there are a couple of requirements you must meet:

  1. Upgrade your Town Hall to level 5[1][4]
  2. Ensure you have enough gems for the name change (if it’s not your first time)[1][2][4]

Once you’ve met these prerequisites, you’re ready to proceed with changing your name.

Step-by-Step Guide to Changing Your Name

  1. Open the Clash of Clans app and navigate to your village[1][2][4]
  2. Tap on the Settings icon (gear icon) located in the bottom-right corner of the screen[1][2][4]
  3. In the Settings menu, select “More Settings”[1][2][4]
  4. At the top of the More Settings menu, you’ll see the “Change Name” option. Tap on it[1][2][4]
  5. Enter your desired new name in the provided field[2][4]
  6. Double-check your new name for any spelling errors or mistakes, as name changes are permanent[2]
  7. Confirm your new name and pay the required amount of gems (if applicable)[1][2][4]

Congratulations! Your name has now been updated in Clash of Clans.

Cost of Changing Your Name

Your first name change in Clash of Clans is completely free[1][2][4]. However, subsequent name changes will cost you an increasing amount of gems:

  • Second name change: 500 gems[1][2][4]
  • Third name change: 1,000 gems[2][4]
  • Fourth name change and beyond: Cost increases by 500 gems each time[2][4]

Keep in mind that gems are the premium currency in Clash of Clans, and they can be acquired through in-game achievements, clearing obstacles, or purchasing them with real money[2][4].

Tips for Choosing a New Name

When selecting a new name for your Clash of Clans account, consider the following tips:

  1. Choose a name that reflects your playstyle or personality[7]
  2. Avoid using offensive, inappropriate, or personal information in your name, as it may result in account penalties[8][9]
  3. Keep in mind that changing your name too frequently may confuse your clan members or friends[2]
  4. Select a name you’ll be happy with for a while to avoid spending too many gems on frequent changes[7][9]

Alternatives to Changing Your Name

If you don’t have enough gems to change your name or want to avoid spending them, you can try contacting Supercell’s support team via the in-game help and support feature[5][8]. Explain your situation and provide a reasonable new name suggestion. In some cases, they may assist you in changing your name without requiring gems, especially if your current name is offensive or inappropriate[5][8].


Changing your name in Clash of Clans is a simple process that allows you to personalize your gaming experience. Whether you’re looking for a fresh start or want to update your name to something more fitting, follow the steps outlined in this guide to change your name quickly and easily. Remember to choose your new name wisely to avoid wasting gems on frequent changes, and have fun clashing with your new identity!