The Name field allows users to enter their name in the format you have specified via the properties tab. This allows you to capture name information as individual fields.


Name Properties

  • Field Label
    Enter the label of the form field. This is the field title the user will see when filling out the form.

  • Description
    Enter the description for the form field. This will be displayed to the user and provide some direction on how the field should be filled out or selected.

  • Name Fields
    Select the fields that you would like to enable, as well as set any custom labels.

  • Rules
    These properties set rules for how the data should be handled.

    • Required

      A required field will prevent the form from being submitted if it is not filled out or selected.


Name Appearance

  • Placeholders
    These can be used to display hints to the expected value in the background of the field.

  • Description Placement
    Determines where, in relation to the field, the labels will be placed. The labels can be placed either above or below the input.

  • Sub-Label Placement
    Similar to the description placement, this determines where the sub-labels will be located.

  • Custom Validation Message
    This allows you to set a custom message that will be displayed in the event that there is an error in the submission.

  • Custom CSS Class
    Allows you to define a custom style for these fields to override the defaults.


Name Advanced

  • Admin Field Label
    Enter the admin label of the form field. Entering a value in this field will override the Field Label when displayed in the Gravity Forms administration tool.

  • Default Values
    If you would like any inputs to contain a default value that is submitted without any user interaction, enter them here.

  • Visibility
    Select the visibility for this field. Field visibility set to Everyone will be visible by the user submitting the form. Form field visibility set to Admin Only will only be visible within the Gravity Forms administration tool. Setting a field to Admin Only is useful for creating fields that can be used to set a status or priority level on submitted entries.

  • Allow field to be populated dynamically
    Check this option to enable data to be passed to the form and pre-populate this field dynamically. Data can be passed via Query Strings, Shortcode and/or Hooks.

  • Enable Conditional Logic
    Create rules to dynamically display or hide this field based on values from another field. Remember, to use conditional logic, you will need to create a drop down, checkbox or multiple choice field.

Merge Tags


Display the Prefix.

{Field Name:2.2}

Display the First Name.

{Field Name:2.3}

Display the Middle Name.

{Field Name:2.4}

Display the Last Name.

{Field Name:2.6}

Display the Suffix.

{Field Name:2.8}


  • The first of these merge tag parameters is optional and is simply the field name for easier identification.
  • The second parameter defines the field or input ID within the form.


This field does not have any modifiers.

Last modified: December 7, 2017