Syntax

MONTHNAME(date)

Description

Returns the full name of the month for date. The language used for the name is controlled by the value of the lc_time_names system variable. See server locale for more on the supported locales.

Examples

SELECT MONTHNAME('2008-02-03');
+-------------------------+
| MONTHNAME('2008-02-03') |
+-------------------------+
| February                |
+-------------------------+

Changing the locale:

SET lc_time_names = 'fr_CA';

SELECT MONTHNAME('2013-04-01');
+-------------------------+
| MONTHNAME('2013-04-01') |
+-------------------------+
| avril                   |
+-------------------------+

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