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Excel: How to add Mr or Mrs to names

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2022-08-24

In some cases, we need to add Mr or Mrs before names in Excel as the below screenshot shows. To avoid the repeat steps that typing Mr or Mrs to cells one by one, you can use follow this tutorial to quickly add Mr or Mrs to names.
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Using connector (&)

Format cells as custom

Using IF function to auto add Mr or Mrs based on gender

Note: the methods provided in this tutorial are tested in Excel 2021, there may be some different in different Excel verisions.

The general method of adding characters to a cell is using the connector (&).

Supposing to add Mrs to a list of names, please select a cell and type the formula as this:
="Mrs"&" "&A2

Press Enter key, then drag the autofill handle (left down corner of the first result cell) down to fill formula to the cells.
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The built-in feature Format Cells also can quickly add Mr or Mrs to the names.

Select the names that you want to add Mrs or Mr, and right-click to show the context menu, select Format Cells.
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In the popping Format Cells dialog, under Number tab, select Custom from the Category pane, then type “Mr “@ into the Type textbox. Click OK.
If you want to add Mrs, type “Mrs “@.
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Now all selected names have been added Mr in the front.
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If there is a table with two columns, one is names, the other one is genders, and you want to add Mr or Mrs to the names based on the genders, you can use the IF function.

Select a cell, and use the below formula:
>=IF(B2="Female","Mrs "&A2,"Mr "&A2)

In the formula, B2 is the cell containing gender, A2 is the name you want to add Mr or Mrs.

More details and usage of IF function, please click here.

Then drag the auto-fill handle down to apply this formula to other cells.

Note that the contents in a picture will be changed as the cell contents change.
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