You can rename any file within your repositories on GitHub.
- Browse to the file you want, and look for the Edit button at the top of the file. Click this icon to open the in-browser file editor.
- Above the editor, there's a filename field containing the current name of your file. Use to change the name of the file to be the new filename you want.
- Enter a commit message describing your change, and press the Commit button to commit the change to the repository.
You can also update the contents of your file in the same commit, in addition to giving the file a new filename.
Tip: If you try to rename a file in a repository that you don’t have access to, we will fork the project to your user account and help you send a pull request to the original repository after you commit your change.