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How to spell out month of date in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2020-08-28

In some cases, you may need to display the month number of date as name text. This article will show you methods of spelling out the month of date in Excel in details.

Spell out month of date by formatting cell
Extract and spell out month of date by formula
Easily spell out month of date by Kutools for Excel


Spell out month of date by formatting cell

You can specify the cell formatting to spell out the month of date in Excel. Please do as follows.

1. Select and right click the date cells you need to spell out the month, then click Format Cells from the context menu. See screenshot:

2. In the Format Cells dialog box, click Custom in the Category box under the Number tab, then enter mmmm,dd yyyy into the Type box, and then click the OK button. See screenshot:

Then all months in selected date cells are spelled out as below screenshot shown.


Extract and spell out month of date by formula

You can extract month as name text from specified date cells with a formula. Please do as follows.

1. Select a blank cell for locating the extracted month, then enter formula =TEXT(A2,"mmmm") into the Formula Bar, and then press the Enter key. See screenshot:

Note: In the formula, A2 is the cell contains the date you need to spell out month name.

2. Select the first result cell, drag the Fill Handle down to get all month names. See screenshot:


Easily spell out month of date by Kutools for Excel

The Apply Date Formatting utility of Kutools for Excel can help you to easily spell out month of date in Excel. Please do as follows.

Before applying Kutools for Excel, please download and install it firstly.

1. Select the list contains the date you need to spell out month, and then click Kutools > Format > Apply Date Formatting

2. In the Apply Date Formatting dialog box, please select 14/March/2001 in the Date formatting box, and then click the OK button. See screenshot:

Then monthes of all selected dates are spelled out immediately.

  If you want to have a free trial (30-day) of this utility, please click to download it, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.


Demo: Easily spell out month of date by Kutools for Excel

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