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PerformanceEntry: name property

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers

The read-only name property of the PerformanceEntry interface is a string representing the name for a performance entry. It acts as an identifier, but it does not have to be unique. The value depends on the subclass.


A string. The value depends on the subclass of the PerformanceEntry object as shown by the table below.

Subclass Value
LargestContentfulPaint Always returns an empty string.
LayoutShift Always returns "layout-shift".
PerformanceElementTiming One of the following strings:
  • "image-paint"
  • "text-paint"
PerformanceEventTiming The associated event's type.
PerformanceLongTaskTiming One of the following strings:
  • "cross-origin-ancestor"
  • "cross-origin-descendant"
  • "cross-origin-unreachable"
  • "multiple-contexts"
  • "same-origin-ancestor"
  • "same-origin-descendant"
  • "same-origin"
  • "self"
  • "unknown"
PerformanceMark The name used when the mark was created by calling performance.mark().
PerformanceMeasure The name used when the measure was created by calling performance.measure().
PerformanceNavigationTiming The resolved URL of the requested resource. This value doesn't change even if the request is redirected.
PerformancePaintTiming One of the following strings:
  • "first-paint"
  • "first-contentful-paint"
PerformanceResourceTiming The resolved URL of the requested resource. This value doesn't change even if the request is redirected.
TaskAttributionTiming Always returns "unknown".


Filtering performance entries by name

When the PerformanceEntry is a PerformanceResourceTiming object, the name property refers to the resolved URL of the requested resource. In this case, the name property can be useful to filter out specific resources, for example all SVG images.

// Log durations of SVG resources
performance.getEntriesByType("resource").forEach((entry) => {
  if (entry.name.endsWith(".svg")) {
    console.log(`${entry.name}'s duration: ${entry.duration}`);

Getting performance entries by name

Both Performance and PerformanceObserver provide methods that allow you to get performance entries by name directly. You don't necessarily need the name property for that, instead you might use Performance.getEntriesByName() or PerformanceObserverEntryList.getEntriesByName().

// Log all marks named "debug-marks" at this point in time
const debugMarks = performance.getEntriesByName("debug-mark", "mark");
debugMarks.forEach((entry) => {
  console.log(`${entry.name}'s startTime: ${entry.startTime}`);

// PerformanceObserver version
// Log all marks named "debug-marks" when they happen
function perfObserver(list, observer) {
  list.getEntriesByName("debug-mark", "mark").forEach((entry) => {
    console.log(`${entry.name}'s startTime: ${entry.startTime}`);
const observer = new PerformanceObserver(perfObserver);
observer.observe({ entryTypes: ["measure", "mark"] });


Browser compatibility

Desktop Mobile
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari WebView Android Chrome Android Firefox for Android Opera Android Safari on IOS Samsung Internet
name 28 12 35 10 15 11 4.4 28 35 14 11 1.5

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