## How to convert 1-12 to month name in Excel?

 Imagine you've just received a sales report where the months are listed as numbers from 1 to 12, and you need to display them as corresponding month names, as illustrated in the screenshot below. Wondering how to achieve this? In this article, we will guide you through two effective methods to seamlessly convert month numbers to month names.Using the TEXT Function(Converts month numbers to month names in a new cell)Using Kutools for Excel(Replaces the original numbers with month names in the same cell)Video: Convert 1-12 to month name in Excel

#### Convert month number to month name with TEXT function

Actually, we can apply the TEXT function to convert month numbers (from 1 to 12) to month names easily in Excel. Please do as follows:

1. Select a blank cell where you want the month name displayed, for instance, cell C2 in our example, and type the following formula:
``=TEXT(A2*29,"mmm")``
Tip: A2 is the first cell in the Month list you'll begin converting month numbers to month names.
2. Drag the formula cell's fill handle down to apply the formula to below cells.
Note: To convert numbers into full month names, such as "January," "February," instead of abbreviations, you would need to use a different formula:
``=TEXT(A2*29,"mmmm")``

#### Convert month number to month name with Kutools for Excel

In the example above, it's clear that the TEXT function excels at creating month names, but it does so in a new, separate cell. For those who have Kutools for Excel at their disposal, there's an even more straightforward approach. By using the Operation feature in Kutools, you can directly substitute the month numbers (ranging from 1 to 12) with the corresponding month names.

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1. Select the numbers you will convert to their corresponding month names.
2. On the Kutoolstab, in the Editing group, select More > Operation.
Tip: Depending on your display settings, the Operation command might also be directly visible within the Editinggroup.
3. In the Operation Tools dialog box, please do as follows:
1. Select the Custom option in the Operationbox.
2. Type the formula =TEXT(?*29,"mmm") in the Custom box. Tip: Replace "mmm" with "mmmm" in the formula if you want to display the full name of the month instead of the three-letter abbreviation.
3. (Optional) Check the Create formulas option. Tip: Check this option if you want the formula to appear in the cells. If you don't choose this option, the cells will show only the final results of the formula.
4. Click Ok.

Result

Now you will observe that the month names have directly replaced the selected numbers. See screenshot:

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I get the same issue, the only return is "00" regardless of using *28 or *29 in the formula. A column only includes numbers 1-12 so and are in text format, so I can't figure out the issue.
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Hi there,

Can you show me a screenshot of your data?
Note: Please select the cell where you entered the formula and then take a screenshot that includes both your data and the formula bar.

Amanda
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For some reason neither the TEXT formula (=TEXT(cell reference;"mmmm")) nor setting the custom cell format to mmmm is working - both simply return the value "00". Any ideas why this is happening? Simply using the MONTH formula returns the correct month number, so the problem can't be the format of the date.
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Hi there,

I think the formula in the tutorial is =TEXT(A2*29,"mmm"). And A2 in the formula is the number, say, 2, that you want to convert it to the month text, say, February.

Amanda
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is there a way to do the kutools example above without getting the extension? For example I type number 1 - 12 on a cell and it automatically changes to a month name?
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