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MySQL MONTHNAME() Function

❮ MySQL Functions

Example

Return the name of the month for a date:

SELECT MONTHNAME("2017-06-15");
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Definition and Usage

The MONTHNAME() function returns the name of the month for a given date.

Syntax

MONTHNAME(date)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
date Required. The date or datetime value to extract the month name from

Technical Details

Works in: From MySQL 4.0

More Examples

Example

Return the name of the month for a date:

SELECT MONTHNAME("2017-06-15 09:34:21");
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Example

Return the name of the month for the current system date:

SELECT MONTHNAME(CURDATE());
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❮ MySQL Functions