How to split names in Google Sheets

Learn how to work with Split Names add-on for Google Sheets

Get the add-on

This one-step add-on will divide the selected full names in your sheet into different columns with the name parts you need.

Select the cells with full names

Open the window from the add-ons menu

First select the column with multipart names you want to split and open the add-on by going to Add-ons > Split Names > Start.

You can change the range to split any time before you click the Split button, simply select the necessary column or cells in your spreadsheet.

If your column with names has a header, please make sure you select the "My column has header" check box. This option perceives the top value in your column as a header, and therefore will not split it. It will also add headers with the corresponding name parts to the created columns.

Let the add-on know if you have a header in your column

Note! If you select more than one column, only the names from the left column will be processed.

Select the name parts

You can choose among five possible parts you can split the names into.

Please select check boxes next to those name units you want to have in the new columns: First name, Middle name, Last name, Suffix, and/or post-nominals.

To exclude any unit, unselect the check box next to it.

Those parts of names that you do not select will be ignored even if they are present in your original column.

Select the name parts you want to split the full names into

Click "Split"

Once you have the range and columns selected, click on the Split button to get the name parts in separate columns.

The add-on will insert columns with all the selected name parts to the right.

New columns will be inserted to the right

If you have any questions or difficulties with the add-on, please use the form below to let us know. We'll do our best to assist you.

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