by Sai gowtham

Getting the month name from a date in JavaScript

In this tutorial, we are going to learn about how to get the month name from a date using JavaScript.

Getting the month name

To get the month name in JavaScript, we can use the built-in toLocaleString() method which is available in new Date() constructor.

Here is an example, that gets the current month name October from a date:

const d = new Date();

const monthName = d.toLocaleString("default", {month: "long"});

console.log(monthName); // "October"

The first argument in the toLocaleString() method is locale, it means you can pass your own country language, for example hi-IN will return the month name in Hindi language.

const d = new Date();

const monthName = d.toLocaleString("hi-IN", {month: "long"});

console.log(monthName); // "अक्तूबर"

The default locale uses your system local language.

The second argument is { month: long } it means we will get a full month name, other available options are short for a short name (Oct), narrow for the first letter in a month name (O).

To learn more about available options, you can checkout JavaScript Internationalization API Intl.DateTimeFormat() constructor.

You can also read, how to get a previous month name in JavaScript.

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