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How to display January (month name) if cell starts with 1(numbers) in Excel?

Maybe in some special cases, you may want to display the cell as January if it starts with 1. For instance, there is a list of dates shown as mm/dd/yy, and you want to convert all dates into month names as below screenshot shown.
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Display month name by formulas

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Display month name by formulas


Here are some formulas that can change the date to month name in Excel.

Select a blank cell, type one of below formulas to it, and press Enter key to get the month name. If you need, drag the Auto fill handle to over cells which need to apply this formula.

=IF(MONTH(A1)=1,"January",IF(MONTH(A1)=2,"February",IF(MONTH(A1)=3,"March",IF(MONTH(A1)=4,"April",IF(MONTH(A1)=5,"May",IF(MONTH(A1)=6,"June",
IF(MONTH(A1)=1,"July",IF(MONTH(A1)=8,"August",IF(MONTH(A1)=9,"September",IF(MONTH(A1)=10,"October",IF(MONTH(A1)=11,"November","December")))))))))))

=TEXT(A2,"mmmm")

=CHOOSE(MONTH(A1),"Jan","Feb","Mar","Apr","May","Jun","Jul","Aug","Sep","Oct","Nov","Dec")

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Display month name with Kutools for Excel

In Kutools for Excel’s 120+ utilities, there is a handy feature – Apply Date Formatting that can quickly convert dates formatting.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:(Free Download Kutools for Excel Now!)

1. Select the date cells, and click Kutools > Format > Apply Date Formatting. See screenshot:
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2. In the Apply Date Formatting dialog, select the month format form left Date formatting list, click Ok or Apply. Then the dates have been converted. See screenshot:
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