Note: The other languages of the website are Google-translated. Back to English
Log in  \/ 
Register  \/ 


How to batch rename multiple range names in Excel?

To rename a range name is easy and usually used in our daily Excel work, but to batch rename multiple range names will be troublesome. In this article, I introduce a macro code to quickly batch rename multiple range names in Excel.

Batch rename range names with macro code

Batch rename range names with macro code

Supposing there are several range names in a workbook as below screenshot shown, now I will rename them by adding a prefix.
doc rename range name 1

1. Press Alt + F11 keys to enable the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, and click Insert > Module. See screenshot:
doc rename range name 2

2. Paste below code to the Module script, and press F5 to run the code.

VBA: Rename range names

Sub RenameCells()
Dim n As Name
    For Each n In ThisWorkbook.Names
        n.Name = "KUTOOLS_" & n.Name
    Next n
End Sub

doc rename range name 3

Then all range names have been renamed by adding the specified prefix. See screenshot:
doc rename range name 4

Note: In the above code n.Name = "KUTOOLS_" & n.Name, you can change KUTOOLS to other string as you need.

Tip.If you want to quickly rename multiple sheets, please try to use the Kutools for Excel’s Rename Multiple Worksheets feacture as shown in the following screenshot. It’s full function without limitation in 60 days, please download and have a free trial now.

doc rename sheets 1    
doc arrow down    
doc rename sheets 2 shot arrow right doc rename sheets 3

Relative Articles:

The Best Office Productivity Tools

Kutools for Excel Solves Most of Your Problems, and Increases Your Productivity by 80%

  • Reuse: Quickly insert complex formulas, charts and anything that you have used before; Encrypt Cells with password; Create Mailing List and send emails...
  • Super Formula Bar (easily edit multiple lines of text and formula); Reading Layout (easily read and edit large numbers of cells); Paste to Filtered Range...
  • Merge Cells/Rows/Columns without losing Data; Split Cells Content; Combine Duplicate Rows/Columns... Prevent Duplicate Cells; Compare Ranges...
  • Select Duplicate or Unique Rows; Select Blank Rows (all cells are empty); Super Find and Fuzzy Find in Many Workbooks; Random Select...
  • Exact Copy Multiple Cells without changing formula reference; Auto Create References to Multiple Sheets; Insert Bullets, Check Boxes and more...
  • Extract Text, Add Text, Remove by Position, Remove Space; Create and Print Paging Subtotals; Convert Between Cells Content and Comments...
  • Super Filter (save and apply filter schemes to other sheets); Advanced Sort by month/week/day, frequency and more; Special Filter by bold, italic...
  • Combine Workbooks and WorkSheets; Merge Tables based on key columns; Split Data into Multiple Sheets; Batch Convert xls, xlsx and PDF...
  • More than 300 powerful features. Supports Office/Excel 2007-2019 and 365. Supports all languages. Easy deploying in your enterprise or organization. Full features 30-day free trial. 60-day money back guarantee.
kte tab 201905

Office Tab Brings Tabbed interface to Office, and Make Your Work Much Easier

  • Enable tabbed editing and reading in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Visio and Project.
  • Open and create multiple documents in new tabs of the same window, rather than in new windows.
  • Increases your productivity by 50%, and reduces hundreds of mouse clicks for you every day!
officetab bottom
Say something here...
symbols left.
You are guest
or post as a guest, but your post won't be published automatically.
Loading comment... The comment will be refreshed after 00:00.
  • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
    jonathan · 3 years ago
    I use, Batch Rename Files Tool. You can easily found hier
    that allows you to quickly rename all the files in a specified directory.