VBA MonthName Function

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Last updated on July 19, 2021

MonthName Description

Returns a string representing the month given a number from 1 to 12.

Simple MonthName Examples

Here is a simple MonthName example:

Sub Month_Example()
    MsgBox MonthName(4)
End Sub

This code will return “April”.

MonthName Syntax

In the VBA Editor, you can type  “MonthName(” to see the syntax for the MonthName Function:

The MonthName function contains 2 arguments:

Month: Integer representing a month.

Abbreviate: [Optional] Boolean value that indicates if the month name is to be abbreviated. FALSE if ommitted.

Examples of Excel VBA MonthName Function

MsgBox MonthName(2)

Result: “February”

MsgBox MonthName(2, True)

Result: “Feb”

MsgBox MonthName(9, False)

Result: “September”

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