# How to Get Month name from Date in Excel

n this article, we will learn about how to get the Month name from Date in Excel.

Every Date has a Month. In Excel, we can find the Month from Date. As we know, there are 12 months in a year i.e. Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec.

You can obtain the Month of any date in Excel using any method mentioned below.

There are 3 methods to do so

1. Change Format cell: Select the cell and Use shortcut key Ctrl + 1 to open the Format cell dialogue box and Select Long Date Format Style as shown below.

Click Ok and the month will be displayed with the date in the cell.

1. Text Formula: If you wish to get the Month in a new cell. Use the Text function Formula
=TEXT(A1,”mmmm”)
Or
=TEXT(A1,”mmm”)

“mmmm” - will result in display full name of the month.
“mmm” - will result in Short Month in Short form e.g. januray as Jan

OR

As you can see we got the name of the month in the new cell

1. We will use a Combination of CHOOSE and MONTH function.

Use the function

=CHOOSE(MONTH(A4),"Jan","Feb","Mar","Apr","May","Jun","Jul","Aug","Sept","Oct","Nov","Dec")

As you can see here, you can rename the Month names as per your convenience.
These all three methods work in any version of Excel.

Hope you understood how to get the name of the month from date in Excel. Explore more articles on Date & Time function here. Please feel free to state your query or feedback for the above article.

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