Split Names for Microsoft Excel

Split names into first, last, and middle, separate titles and name suffixes

The Split Names add-in for Microsoft Excel does exactly what its name suggests, i.e. splits names from one cell into several cells, and does the job perfectly :)

  • 3 easy steps
  • Splits to Title, First name, Middle name, Last name, and Name suffix
  • Recognizes multi-part names, over 80 salutations, over 30 suffixes

Complete support for:

Split multi-part names into several columns with the Split Names add-in

The Split Names add-in recognizes and splits:

  • All kinds of multi-part names, including double surnames
  • Over 80 salutations and courtesy titles, including all common social, professional, political, military and ecclesiastical titles
  • Over 30 suffixes and post-nominal letters, including the most common generation (Jr., Sr. etc.) and professional (such as MD, PHD, ESQ, etc.) suffixes

If you have spreadsheets where multi-part names are written in one cell while you want to have them in individual cells, it may take you the whole day to split all names manually. Our Split Names for Excel will put them in different columns in a wink.

How to split multi-part names in Excel, 3 easy steps:

Imagine that you have an Excel spreadsheet like column A in the screenshot above. Mind you, that column contains entries with all sorts of names and salutations in various formats as it often happens when data come from different sources or are input by different people. Let's see how the Split Names add-in for Microsoft Excel will clean up the mess.

  1. Select the needed range and click the Split Names icon. You can select just one cell within the column to save time and this smart add-in will catch up the entire column.
  2. Choose the parts into which you want to separate names in Excel. You have the following options: First name, Middle name, Last name, Salutation / Title, and Name suffix / post-nominal letters. You can choose to add just one new column, or all available columns:
  3. And finally click Split. The split results will be inserted to the right of your original column.

That's it! Now different name parts are in separate columns and your resulting table has appropriate headers added automatically. Here's how the final table may look like:

Names split into several Excel columns - First name, Middle name, Last name, Salutation, Suffix.

So, all is easy, intuitive and quick. Long manuals and help files are redundant. Of course Help is available in the add-in, just in case :)

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Split Names for Excel screenshots

A few clicks and the name parts are moved into individual columns

A few clicks and the name parts are moved into individual columns

Split Names for Excel main dialog

Split Names for Excel main dialog

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Split Names for Microsoft Excel system requirements:

Microsoft Excel

  • Microsoft Excel 2016 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Desktop Excel included in Office 365
  • Microsoft Excel 2013 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Excel 2010 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Excel 2007
  • Microsoft Excel 2003

Operating System

  • Windows 10 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Windows Vista (32- and 64-bit)
  • Windows XP (32-bit)
  • Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012
  • .NET Framework 4.0 must be installed.

If you need to install the add-in for a group of users, or on a Terminal Server (servers farm) please see Corporate deployment

Split Names version

Current add-in version: 3.0.6
published on: Nov 24, 2015

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