Everything Renaming Layers T-SBFND-007-006 When layers are named appropriately, you can work faster and keep track of all the layers. How to rename a layer Select the panel with the layer you want to rename. Do one of the following: Select Layer > Rename Layers. Right-click the layer’s tab and select Rename Layer. Double-click the layer tab. In the Change Layer Name dialog box, type in a new name for the layer.