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Template:MONTHNAME

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This template returns the name of the month whose number is in parameter. Alternatively, the English month name or abbreviation (with any letter case) can be given.

Syntax:
{{MONTHNAME|month}}
  • The month value is interpreted modulo 12 (extra leading zeroes and decimals are ignored).
Compatibility synonym:
{{month name|month}}
Examples for all standard month numbers:
{{MONTHNAME|1}} returns January
{{MONTHNAME|2}} returns February
{{MONTHNAME|3}} returns March
{{MONTHNAME|4}} returns April
{{MONTHNAME|5}} returns May
{{MONTHNAME|6}} returns June
{{MONTHNAME|7}} returns July
{{MONTHNAME|8}} returns August
{{MONTHNAME|9}} returns September
{{MONTHNAME|10}} returns October
{{MONTHNAME|11}} returns November
{{MONTHNAME|12}} returns December
Examples for month numbers with extra leading zero:
{{MONTHNAME|01}} returns January
{{MONTHNAME|02}} returns February
{{MONTHNAME|03}} returns March
{{MONTHNAME|04}} returns April
{{MONTHNAME|05}} returns May
{{MONTHNAME|06}} returns June
{{MONTHNAME|07}} returns July
{{MONTHNAME|08}} returns August
{{MONTHNAME|09}} returns September
Examples for month number cyclic underflows and overflows, from computed values:
{{MONTHNAME|-12}} returns December
{{MONTHNAME|-11}} returns January
{{MONTHNAME|-10}} returns February
{{MONTHNAME|-9}} returns March
{{MONTHNAME|-3}} returns September
{{MONTHNAME|-2}} returns October
{{MONTHNAME|-1}} returns November
{{MONTHNAME|0}} returns December
{{MONTHNAME|13}} returns January
{{MONTHNAME|14}} returns February
{{MONTHNAME|15}} returns March
{{MONTHNAME|16}} returns April
{{MONTHNAME|23}} returns November
{{MONTHNAME|24}} returns December
{{MONTHNAME|25}} returns January
{{MONTHNAME|1200}} returns December
{{MONTHNAME|1201}} returns January
{{MONTHNAME|1212}} returns December
Examples for all standard English month names:
{{MONTHNAME|JANUARY}} returns January
{{MONTHNAME|FEBRUARY}} returns February
{{MONTHNAME|MARCH}} returns March
{{MONTHNAME|APRIL}} returns April
{{MONTHNAME|MAY}} returns May
{{MONTHNAME|JUNE}} returns June
{{MONTHNAME|JULY}} returns July
{{MONTHNAME|AUGUST}} returns August
{{MONTHNAME|SEPTEMBER}} returns September
{{MONTHNAME|OCTOBER}} returns October
{{MONTHNAME|NOVEMBER}} returns November
{{MONTHNAME|DECEMBER}} returns December
Examples for all abbreviated English month names:
{{MONTHNAME|jan}} returns January
{{MONTHNAME|feb}} returns February
{{MONTHNAME|mar}} returns March
{{MONTHNAME|apr}} returns April
{{MONTHNAME|may}} returns May
{{MONTHNAME|jun}} returns June
{{MONTHNAME|jul}} returns July
{{MONTHNAME|aug}} returns August
{{MONTHNAME|sep}} returns September
{{MONTHNAME|oct}} returns October
{{MONTHNAME|nov}} returns November
{{MONTHNAME|dec}} returns December

See also


  • {{Currentdate}} – Time, day of week, and date in MDY format and time zone
  • {{Date}} – Date in chosen format
  • {{DATE}} – Month and year, prefixed by "date=" (for use with templates through substitution)
  • {{Now}} – Same as {{Currentdate}} but in a sentence
  • {{Plain now}} – Date in DMY format, and time
  • {{Right now}} – Blue banner with time and current number of Wikipedia articles
  • {{Right now (User message)}} – Orange banner with time and current number of Wikipedia articles
  • {{TODAY}} – Date in DMY


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