How to Rename SharePoint List

SharePoint, be it Office 365 or On-Premise, allows rapid creation of lists. Within few clicks, you have a nice container for documents or structure data. Oftentimes, you may need to rename those lists at a later time. Good news: changing the name afterward is just as easy!

Unlike many other aspects of Microsoft products, this process has remained largely the same in few past iterations of SharePoint (ie Office 365, SharePoint 2016-2007).

The terms “lists” and “libraries” are often used interchangeably. For simplicity, we will simply refer them as “lists” in this blog post. The differences are rather subtle (see How to Choose between SharePoint Subsites, Libraries, and Lists for details).

Note that URLs to lists cannot be modified after-the-fact. If requirements mandate certain URLs to be used, get them right at the creation time. Alternatively, whip up a new list and transfer the data over.

Renaming SharePoint List/Library

  1. Start with the list or library to be renamed.
  2. In the Ribbon, click Library > Library Settings.
  3. Click List name, description, and navigation.
  4. Update the list name.
  5. Click Save.
Library Settings
SharePoint List Name


Originally published at Kattelo.