What characters are valid for JavaScript variable names?

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To check the valid characters for JavaScript variable names, you should follow the below given naming conventions, which discuss about other rules to name a variable −

  • Name can begin with $ and _ characters, for example, _result.
  • You should not use any of the JavaScript reserved keywords as a variable name. These keywords are mentioned in the next section. For example, break or boolean variable names are not valid.
  • JavaScript variable names should not start with a numeral (0-9). They must begin with a letter or an underscore character. For example, 123test is an invalid variable name but _123test is a valid one.
  • JavaScript variable names are case-sensitive. For example, Name and name are two different variables.

Here are the correct forms of a variable name in JavaScrip −


The following is an incorrect form for a variable name −

Published on 25-Jan-2018 15:29:10