## How to split full name to first and last name in Excel?

Supposing you have a name roster as the first screen shot shows in single column below, and you need to split the full name to the first name column and last name column as the following screen shot shows. Here are some tricky methods to help you solve this problem:

**Split full name to first and last name with functions**

**Split full name to first and last name with Text to Column command**

**Split full name to first and last name with Kutools for Excel quickly **

**Split full names to first and last names by comma or other delimiters **

#### **Split full names to first and last names by comma or other delimiters:**

If your full names are separated by comma or other delimiters in cell,**Kutools for Excel**' **Split Cells** feature also can do you a favor, see screenshot:

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#### **Split full name to first and last name with functions**

You can use the Left function, Right function and Find function to spit a full name to the first name and last name with following steps:

**1**. Enter the formula of **=LEFT(A2,FIND(" ",A2,1)-1) ** in a blank cell, says Cell C2 in this case.

**2**. Enter the formula of **=RIGHT(A2,LEN(A2)-FIND(" ",A2,1)) ** in another blank cell, Cell D2.

**3**. Select the range of C2:D15, and click the **Home** >> **Fill **>> **Down**. Now you will see the full name column is split to the first name and last name columns separatelly at once.

#### **Split full name to first and last name with Text to Column command**

It is not easy to remember the function. Please do not worry about it. The second way will guild you to split the full name column easily.

**1**. Select the column that you will split, in this case it is A1:A15.

**2**. Click the **Text to Column** button under** Data** Tab.

**3**. In the **Convert Text to Columns Wizard** – Step 1 of 3 dialog box, check the **Delimited** option, and click **Next** button.

**4**. In the **Step 2 of 3 wizard**, only check the **Space** option in the **Delimiters** section, and click **Next** button.

**5**. In the **step 3 of 3**, check the** Text** option in the **Column data format** section, and specify the** Destination** cell where you want to put the results. See screenshot:

**6**. Click the **Finish** button. Then you will see the full name column has been separated into first name column and last name column at once.

#### **Split full name to first and last name with Kutools for Excel quickly and easily**

If you are tired with the above two methods, here, I can recommend you a useful tool – **Kutools for Excel**, with its **Split Names** feature, you can quickly split the full names to first and last names, or split full names to first, middle and last names as you need.

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After installing **Kutools for Excel**, please do as follows:

**1**. Select the name range that you want to split.

**2**. Click **Kutools** >** Text** > **Split Names**, in the **Split Names** dialog box, specify the **Split types** you want, if you want to split the full name to first and last name, please check **First name** and **Last name**, see screenshots:

**3.** Then click **OK** button, and another dialog will appear, please select a cell where you want to put the result in the dialog, see screenshot:

**4**. And click **OK** button, the full names have been split into first name column and last name column, see screenshot:

**Note**: If your full name contains first, middle and last names needed to be split into three columns separately, you just need to check **First name**, **Middle name** and **Last name** in the **Split Names** dialog box and you will get the following result:

**Click to know more about this Split Names feature**.

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## Comments

=LEFT(TRIM(MID( SUBSTITUTE(A1," ",REPT(" ",LEN(A1))),LEN (A1),1000)),FIN D(" ",TRIM(MID(SUBS TITUTE(A1," ",REPT(" ",LEN(A1))),LEN(A1),1000)),1)-1)

where A1 is the cell in which the name is located....

Its not working out to split the name contains first name, mid name, last name.

Can u please help me to split the same for the below given names.

With space & without space.

My constraint for the another category is can we split the names my upper case.

E.g (1): William J Smith

E.g (2): WilliamJSmith

I was trying to use your formula for the change of first, middle and last name in three different- different column of One complete name but I did not get correct answer of this questions, So please resolve this problem and sent me on my e-mail id.

(Note:- My e-mail id is "manishgupta.gupta884gmail.com")

i think writing formula for E.g(2)is imposible even for Mocrosoft people... however i can give you the formula for E.g(2).. go for it

(1).First name

=TRIM(MID(SUBSTITUTE(A1," ",REPT(" ",LEN(A1))),1,LEN(A1)))

(2).Mid Name

=IFERROR(IFERROR(LEFT(TRIM(MID(SUBSTITUTE(A1," ",REPT(" ",LEN(A1))),LEN (A1),1000)),FIN D(" ",TRIM(MID(SUBS TITUTE(A1," ",REPT(" ",LEN(A1))),LEN (A1),1000)),1)- 1),RIGHT(A1,LEN (A1)-FIND(" ",A1,1))),A1)

(2).Last name

=IFERROR(RIGHT(RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-FIND(" ",A1,1)),LEN(RI GHT(A1,LEN(A1)- FIND(" ",A1,1)))-FIND( " ",RIGHT(A1,LEN( A1)-FIND(" ",A1,1)),1)),IF ERROR(IFERROR(L EFT(TRIM(MID(SU BSTITUTE(A1," ",REPT(" ",LEN(A1))),LEN (A1),1000)),FIN D(" ",TRIM(MID(SUBS TITUTE(A1," ",REPT(" ",LEN(A1))),LEN (A1),1000)),1)- 1),RIGHT(A1,LEN (A1)-FIND(" ",A1,1))),A1))

A1 is the cell address where your name is located....

Plz note that dont copy and past the above formula, because while copy and pasting it generates some "space" in-between formulas,,, thus it will throw error... so its better to type the above formula self as-it-is...

** Even this formulas are not working, kindly give your Email ID so that i can send the excel sheet with formula,, or mail me at vinaysagarsdgmail.com

(After correcting mistake in typing)

i think writing formula for E.g(2)is imposible even for Mocrosoft people... however i can give you the formula for E.g(1).. go for it

(1).First name

=TRIM(MID(SUBSTITUTE(A1," ",REPT(" ",LEN(A1))),1,LEN(A1)))

(2).Mid Name

=IFERROR(IFERROR(LEFT(TRIM(MID(SUBSTITUTE(A1," ",REPT(" ",LEN(A1))),LEN (A1),1000)),FIN D(" ",TRIM(MID(SUBS TITUTE(A1," ",REPT(" ",LEN(A1))),LEN (A1),1000)),1)- 1),RIGHT(A1,LEN (A1)-FIND(" ",A1,1))),A1)

(2).Last name

=IFERROR(RIGHT(RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-FIND(" ",A1,1)),LEN(RI GHT(A1,LEN(A1)- FIND(" ",A1,1)))-FIND( " ",RIGHT(A1,LEN( A1)-FIND(" ",A1,1)),1)),IF ERROR(IFERROR(L EFT(TRIM(MID(SU BSTITUTE(A1," ",REPT(" ",LEN(A1))),LEN (A1),1000)),FIN D(" ",TRIM(MID(SUBS TITUTE(A1," ",REPT(" ",LEN(A1))),LEN (A1),1000)),1)- 1),RIGHT(A1,LEN (A1)-FIND(" ",A1,1))),A1))

A1 is the cell address where your name is located....

Plz note that dont copy and past the above formula, because while copy and pasting it generates some "space" in-between formulas,,, thus it will throw error... so its better to type the above formula self as-it-is...

** Even this formulas are not working, kindly give your Email ID so that i can send the excel sheet with formula,, or mail me at vinaysagarsdgmail.com

Regards

Ranjan Kumar

ok... Send me the sheet showing error to my e mail, so that i can correct all the errors... My id - vinaysagarsdgmail.com

thanks..

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=TRIM(MID(SUBSTITUTE(A1," ",REPT(" ",LEN(A1))),1,LEN(A1)))

(2).Mid Name

=IFERROR(IFERROR(LEFT(TRIM(MID(SUBSTITUTE(A1," ",REPT(" ",LEN(A1))),LEN (A1),1000)),FIN D(" ",TRIM(MID(SUBS TITUTE(A1," ",REPT(" ",LEN(A1))),LEN (A1),1000)),1)- 1),RIGHT(A1,LEN (A1)-FIND(" ",A1,1))),A1)

(2).Last name

=IFERROR(RIGHT(RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-FIND(" ",A1,1)),LEN(RI GHT(A1,LEN(A1)- FIND(" ",A1,1)))-FIND( " ",RIGHT(A1,LEN( A1)-FIND(" ",A1,1)),1)),IF ERROR(IFERROR(L EFT(TRIM(MID(SU BSTITUTE(A1," ",REPT(" ",LEN(A1))),LEN (A1),1000)),FIN D(" ",TRIM(MID(SUBS TITUTE(A1," ",REPT(" ",LEN(A1))),LEN (A1),1000)),1)- 1),RIGHT(A1,LEN (A1)-FIND(" ",A1,1))),A1))

A1 is the cell address where your name is located....

Plz note that dont copy and past the above formula, because while copy and pasting it generates some "space" in-between formulas,,, thus it will throw error... so its better to type the above formula self as-it-is...

The first name worked great.

thanks a lot

middlename:=IFERROR(LEFT(TRIM(MID(TRIM(A1),FIND(" ",TRIM(A1)),50) ),FIND(" ",TRIM(MID(TRIM (A1),FIND(" ",TRIM(A1)),50) ))),"No Middle Name")

lastname:=RIGHT(TRIM(A1),LEN(TRIM(A1))-FIND(" ",TRIM(A1))-IFE RROR(FIND(" ",TRIM(MID(TRIM (A1),FIND(" ",TRIM(A1)),20) )),0))

but if there is two midlle names it will only show one please could u send one which will show all middle names i.e. even if there is 3 midlle names

thanks

[i have one wich shows first and midlle e.g. name: Paul James John Smith (to show all besides last name is : =LEFT(A1,LEN(A1 )-FIND(" ",A1,1)+1)]

substitute where applicable to your cell.

" " will bring a space in between the names.

vishal1mittal

akash#sharma

Prateek_bansal

plz help me..plz

=MID(A2,LOOKUP(1,--((MID(A2,ROW(INDIRECT("1:" &LEN(A2))),1))= " "),ROW(INDIRECT ("1:" &LEN(A2)))),50)

Is there any way of the formula being able to distinguish between those with two and one names listed?

=IF(ISERROR(LEFT(J3,FIND(" ",J3,1)-1)),J3, LEFT(J3,FIND(" ",J3,1)-1))

=IF(ISERROR(RIGHT(J3,LEN(J3)-FIND(" ",J3,1)))," ",RIGHT(J3,LEN( J3)-FIND(" ",J3,1)))

I want Andre in column A and Van Damme in Column B

how??

Andres, Isabelitahow can i split firstname and last name?

another

Bayabos, Rowena V.how can i split firstname, middle name and lastname? hope someone can help me..

i have given below text:

0-7-F SPORTS-CHAPPAL

Need : F SPORTS-CHAPPAL

how to combine excel formula?,below are the formula that need to combine:

=TEXT(E3,"hh:mm")

=M3+"9:00:00"

=TEXT(U3,"hh:mm")

=M3&"-"

=IFERROR(CONCATENATE(AK3,AC3)," ")

thank u very much.....

Thanks!

I need help to trim and split names.

I have to split a full name such as "SANDRA K GREEN MD" into Last name, first name and middle initials in separate columns. I can trim off the MD after the full name if is easier.

Please help! Thanks so much!

ex: SANDRA K GREEN MD

I need to trim off MD if is easier and have Last name, first name and middle initial in separate cells.

Thanks so much!

To separate any name with a First Name, Middle Name(Initial), Last Name and Suffix, please use the below formula in the designated cells

Assuming A1 contains : SANDRA K GREEN MD

B1 : =LEFT(A1,SEARCH (" ",A1,1)-1)

C1 : =MID(A1,SEARCH( " ",A1,1)+1,SEARC H(" ",A1,SEARCH(" ",A1,1)+1)-SEAR CH(" ",A1,1)-1)

D1 : =MID(A1,SEARCH( " ",A1,SEARCH(" ",A1,1)+1)+1,SE ARCH(" ",A1,SEARCH(" ",A1,SEARCH(" ",A1,1)+1)+1)-S EARCH(" ",A1,SEARCH(" ",A1,1)+1)-1)

E1 : =RIGHT(A1,LEN(A 1)-SEARCH(" ",A1,SEARCH(" ",A1,SEARCH(" ",A1,1)+1)+1))

If you wish to eliminate the suffix you could leave the E1 cell blank.

if you want to split First Name Middle name and Last Name

Use the convert text to column option mentioned in the blog and

when the popup window shows

Treat consecutive delimiters as one

UNTICK the option

It will split the name in three parts.But all names should have three parts or else the names with only two parts will show last name in middle name column.

TRY THIS OUT!!!

For First Name & Last Name --> Assuming A1 contains : WilliamSmith

Last Name - C1 : =MID(A1,MATCH(1 ,(CODE(MID(A1,R OW($1:$255),1)) >=65)*(CODE(MID (A1,ROW($2:$255 ),1)) Assuming A1 contains : WilliamJSmith

Formula extension - E1 : =MID(A1,MATCH(1 ,(CODE(MID(A1,R OW($1:$255),1)) >=65)*(CODE(MID (A1,ROW($2:$255 ),1))=65)*(CODE(MID(E1,ROW($2:$255),1))

Please help me.

as i want to split below name.

Raj Narayan Shankar Pandey

Please help !!

Kindly help me.

As i want to split below name, i have couple (1000) of candidate names in excel like below mentioned format

MukeshKumarR

JojimonMathew

YuvarajIndiresan

Please suggest!!!!!

Hello, Abirami:

Maybe the following article can solve your problem, please view it:

http://www.extendoffice.com/documents/excel/3336-excel-split-text-by-capital-letter.html

Regards @freshersidea.com

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