To **get the name of the nth largest value in a range**, use the XLOOKUP functions with the LARGE function together.

In the example, we will use the LARGE function to calculate the lookup value for the formula based on the **XLOOKUP** function.

The LARGE function uses simple logic to find the nth largest value in a range. For example, to extract the largest value from range C3:C10, use the formula:

=LARGE(sales, 1), where ‘sales’ is a **named range**.

## XLOOKUP get the name of nth largest value

In the example, we want to find the largest value in a range, so the function returns $3117. In other words, we now have the XLOOKUP function’s first argument.

Let’s configure the arguments:

- lookup_value:
*=LARGE(sales,1)* - lookup_array is named range, ‘
‘ (C3:C10)*sales* - return_array is a named range,
(B3:B10)*‘products’*

We are not using the optional arguments to find the nth largest value in this case. Instead, XLOOKUP will perform the lookup based on the **LARGE(sales,1)** expression and check the range C3:C10. If the function finds a match, return the name of the corresponding item.

## Workaround with multiple matches (duplicated values)

What if we have multiple matches? In the following example, we want to **find the third-largest value in a range**. The nth largest values may be the same in Excel, and the LARGE will return multiple matches.

Take a closer look at the picture below:

Use the **FILTER** function to extract all records that met the criteria.

**=FILTER(B3:C10,sales=LARGE(sales,3)**