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How to reverse the first name and last name within cells in Google sheet?

Supposing, you need to reverse a list of first names and last names within cells in Google sheet as following screenshot shown. How could you deal with this task as quickly as possible?

Reverse the first name and last name within cell in Google sheet with formula

Reverse the first name and last name within cell in Microsoft Excel with Kutools for Excel


Reverse the first name and last name within cell in Google sheet with formula


The following formula may help you to reverse the first and last names within a cell, please do as this:

1. Enter this formula: =MID(A2&" "&A2,FIND(" ",A2)+1,LEN(A2)) into a blank cell where you want to put the result, and then press Enter key to get the first result, see screenshot:

2. Then select it and drag the fill handle down to the cells you want to apply this formula, and all first names and last names have been reversed at once, see screenshot:


Reverse the first name and last name within cell in Microsoft Excel with Kutools for Excel

If you want to finish this job in Microsoft Excel, Kutools for Excel’s Reverse Text Order feature can help you a lot.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as follows:

1. Select the list of names you want to reverse. And then click Kutools > Text > Reverse Text Order, see screenshot:

2. In the Reverse Text dialog box, choose the separator between the names you used under the Separator section and click Ok button, the select cells of first names and last names have been reversed immediately, see screenshot:

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