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


var nameObj =;


A DOMString.


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

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

the SharedWorkerGlobalScope will now have a name of "mySharedWorker", returnable by running

from inside the shared worker.


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

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
nameChrome Full support YesEdge Full support ≤79Firefox Full support 55IE No support NoOpera Full support 10.6Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support 40Firefox Android Full support 55Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support 4.0


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