How To Name Legend In Google Sheets

Google Sheets is an extremely versatile tool that provides numerous functionalities including the ability to create data visualizations such as charts. One of the key elements of any chart is the legend, which helps user understand what each data series represents. We will guide you through the process of naming a legend in Google Sheets.

Creating a Chart

Before we can name a legend, we need to create a chart. Let’s say we have a set of data and we want to visualize it. Here’s how we can create a chart:

  1. Highlight the data you want to include in the chart.
  2. Click on the Insert menu and then select Chart.
  3. In the Chart editor on the right, you can choose the type of the chart you want to create.

Once your chart is ready, it’s time to name its legend.

Naming a Legend in Google Sheets

Naming a legend is fairly simple. Follow these steps:

  1. Select the chart and then click on the three dots located at the top right of the chart. Choose Edit chart.
  2. In the Chart Editor pane select the Customize tab and click on Legend.
  3. Under the Legend drop-down menu, you’ll find an option named Legend title. Click on it and enter your desired legend name.


        // Select chart
        // Click Edit Chart
        // Customize -> Legend -> Legend title -> 'Enter your legend name'


Naming legends in Google Sheets improves the readability and understanding of your charts, especially when dealing with multiple data series. It’s a quick and easy process that can greatly enhance the effectiveness of your data visualization efforts. Now that you know how to do it, go ahead and give your legends the names they deserve!