# Named Routes

Sometimes it is more convenient to identify a route with a name, especially when linking to a route or performing navigations. You can give a route a name in the routes options while creating the Router instance:

const router = new VueRouter({
  routes: [
      path: '/user/:userId',
      name: 'user',
      component: User

To link to a named route, you can pass an object to the router-link component's to prop:

<router-link :to="{ name: 'user', params: { userId: 123 }}">User</router-link>

This is the exact same object used programmatically with router.push():

router.push({ name: 'user', params: { userId: 123 } })

In both cases, the router will navigate to the path /user/123.

Full example here (opens new window).