Input Radio name Property

Input Radio Object Reference Input Radio Object


Get the name of a radio button:

var x = document.getElementById("myRadio").name;

The result of x will be:


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Definition and Usage

The name property sets or returns the value of the name attribute of a radio button.

Tip: You define radio button groups with the name property (radio buttons with the same name belong to the same group).

The name attribute is used to identify form data after it has been submitted to the server, or to reference form data using JavaScript on the client side.

Note: Only form elements with a name attribute will have their values passed when submitting a form.

Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The name property is supported in all major browsers.


Return the name property:

Set the name property:

Property Values

Value Description
name Specifies the name of the radio button

Technical Details

Return Value: A String, representing the name of the radio button

More Examples


Change the name of a checkbox:

document.getElementById("myRadio").name = "newRadioName";

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Related Pages

HTML reference: HTML <input> name attribute

Input Radio Object Reference Input Radio Object


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