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Count the number of times each word in a column appears

Craig asked
Last Modified: 2019-12-19
Hi all,
Hoping someone can guide me with what I thought would be a straightforward Excel calculation:
Say I have a column containing 10,000 first names.  I want to have Excel count how many times each name appears and have that count appear in another column.  
Can someone point me to the simplest solution?
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