The name read-only property of the DedicatedWorkerGlobalScope interface returns the name that the Worker was (optionally) given when it was created. This is the name that the Worker() constructor can pass to get a reference to the DedicatedWorkerGlobalScope.


var nameObj =;


A DOMString.


If a worker is created using a constructor with a name option:

var myWorker = new Worker("worker.js", { name : "myWorker" });

the DedicatedWorkerGlobalScope will now have a name of "myWorker", returnable by running

from inside the worker.


Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'name' in that specification.
Living Standard  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Support (Yes) 55.0 (55.0) No support 10.60 No support
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Support ? (Yes) 55.0 (55.0) ? ? No support

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