HTML <button> name Attribute

❮ HTML <button> tag


Two buttons with equal names, that submit different values when clicked:

<form action="/action_page.php" method="get">
  Choose your favorite subject:
  <button name="subject" type="submit" value="HTML">HTML</button>
  <button name="subject" type="submit" value="CSS">CSS</button>
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Definition and Usage

The name attribute specifies the name for a <button> element.

The name attribute is used to reference form-data after the form has been submitted, or to reference the element in a JavaScript.

Tip: Several <button> elements can share the same name. This allows you to have several buttons with equal names, which can submit different values when used in a form.

Browser Support

name Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


<button name="name">

Attribute Values

Value Description
name The name of the button

❮ HTML <button> tag