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Java Enum name() method with example

Enum Class name() method: Here, we are going to learn about the name() method of Enum Class with its syntax and example.
Submitted by Preeti Jain, on December 10, 2019

Enum Class name() method

  • name() method is available in java.lang package.
  • name() method is used to return the name of this enum constants as it is declared in its enum prototype or declaration.
  • name() method is a non-static method, it is accessible with the class object only and if we try to access the method with the class name then we will get an error.
  • name() method is a final method, it does not override in child class.
  • name() method does not throw an exception at the time of returning the name of the enum constants.


    public final String name();


  • It does not accept any parameter.

Return value:

The return type of this method is String, it returns the name of this enum constant.


// Java program to demonstrate the example 
// of String name() of Enum method

enum Month {

public class Name {
    public static void main(String args[]) {

        Month m1 = Month.JAN;
        Month m2 = Month.FEB;
        Month m3 = Month.MAR;
        Month m4 = Month.APR;
        Month m5 = Month.MAY;

        System.out.println("Display Name: ");
        // By using name() method is to get the enum
        // constant name 
        System.out.println("m1.name() " + " " + m1.name());
        System.out.println("m2.name()" + " " + m2.name());
        System.out.println("m3.name()" + " " + m3.name());
        System.out.println("m4.name()" + " " + m4.name());
        System.out.println("m5.name()" + " " + m5.name());


Display Name: 
m1.name()  JAN
m2.name() FEB
m3.name() MAR
m4.name() APR
m5.name() MAY

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