The name property of the PerformanceEntry interface returns a value that further specifies the value returned by the PerformanceEntry.entryType property. This property is read only.

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers.


var name = entry.name;

Return value

The return value depends on the subtype of the PerformanceEntry object and the value of PerformanceEntry.entryType, as shown by the table below.

Value Subtype entryType values Description
URL PerformanceFrameTiming, PerformanceNavigationTiming frame, navigation The document's address.
URL PerformanceResourceTiming resource The resolved URL of the requested resource. This value doesn't change even if the request is redirected.
DOMString PerformanceMark mark The name used when the mark was created by calling performance.mark().
DOMString PerformanceMeasure measure name used when the measure was created by calling performance.measure().
DOMString PerformancePaintTiming paint Either 'first-paint' or 'first-contentful-paint'.


The following example shows the use of the name property.

function run_PerformanceEntry() {
  log("PerformanceEntry support ...");

  if (performance.mark === undefined) {
    log("... performance.mark Not supported");

  // Create some performance entries via the mark() method

  // Use getEntries() to iterate through the each entry
  var p = performance.getEntries();
  for (var i=0; i < p.length; i++) {
    log("Entry[" + i + "]");
function check_PerformanceEntry(obj) {
  var properties = ["name", "entryType", "startTime", "duration"];
  var methods = ["toJSON"];

  for (var i=0; i < properties.length; i++) {
    // check each property
    var supported = properties[i] in obj;
    if (supported)
      log("..." + properties[i] + " = " + obj[properties[i]]);
      log("..." + properties[i] + " = Not supported");
  for (var i=0; i < methods.length; i++) {
    // check each method
    var supported = typeof obj[methods[i]] == "function";
    if (supported) {
      var js = obj[methods[i]]();
      log("..." + methods[i] + "() = " + JSON.stringify(js));
    } else {
      log("..." + methods[i] + " = Not supported");


Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 11
Android webview Chrome for Android Edge Mobile Firefox for Android Opera for Android iOS Safari Samsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes Yes 25 Yes 11 ?

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