What names are allowed on Facebook?

Facebook is a community where people use their real identities. We require everyone to provide their real names, so you always know who you're connecting with. This helps keep our community safe.

Names can’t include:

  • Symbols, numbers, unusual capitalization, repeating characters or punctuation
  • Characters from multiple languages
  • Titles of any kind (ex: professional, religious)
  • Words, phrases or nicknames in place of a middle name
  • Offensive or suggestive words of any kind

Other things to keep in mind:

  • The name you use should be your real name as it would be listed on your credit card, driver's license or student ID
  • Nicknames can be used as a first or middle name if they're a variation of your real first or last name (like Bob instead of Robert)
  • You can also list another name on your account (ex: maiden name, nickname or professional name) by adding an alternate name to your profile
  • Profiles are for individual use only
  • Pretending to be anything or anyone isn't allowed

If your real name isn’t listed on your account, you can change it. If you're unable to change it, let us know.

Learn more about what Page names are allowed on Facebook.
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