How To Rename A Column In Google Sheets

Hey there, today I’m going to walk you through how to rename a column in Google Sheets. Renaming columns can be a handy skill to have, especially when you’re working with large sets of data. So, let’s dive right in!

Step 1: Open Your Google Sheets

First things first, make sure you have your Google Sheets open with the document that contains the sheet you want to work on. If you don’t have one ready, you can easily create a new one by visiting Google Sheets.

Step 2: Identify the Column You Want to Rename

Scroll to the top of the sheet and identify the column header that you want to rename. It’s usually labeled with a letter, such as A, B, C, and so on. For example, if you want to rename column A from “First Name” to “Full Name”, this is where you’d do it.

Step 3: Right-click on the Column Header

Now, right-click on the column header that you want to rename. A dropdown menu will appear with various options.

Step 4: Select “Rename”

In the dropdown menu, select the “Rename” option. This will allow you to edit the existing column header text.

Step 5: Enter the New Name

A text box will appear over the existing column header text, allowing you to type in the new name for the column. In our example, you can type “Full Name” to replace “First Name”.

Step 6: Press Enter or Click Away

Once you’ve entered the new name, simply press Enter on your keyboard or click away from the text box. Your column header will be updated to the new name.

Step 7: Admire Your Work!

That’s it! You’ve successfully renamed a column in Google Sheets. Take a moment to admire your neatly organized data.


Renaming columns in Google Sheets is a simple task, but it can make a world of difference in keeping your data organized and easy to understand. Whether you’re using Sheets for work, school, or personal projects, knowing how to manipulate your data effectively can save you time and frustration. So go ahead, give it a try and see the difference it makes!