Naming conventions are an important aspect of any programming language as they ensure consistency and make code more readable. In this blog post, we will explore the naming conventions for various elements in the Go programming language.


Go follows a convention where the file name should be lowercase and match the name of the package contained in it. For example, if the package name is mypackage, the file should be named mypackage.go.

Classes and Interfaces

Go does not have traditional classes like some other programming languages. Instead, it uses structures (structs) and interfaces. The naming convention for structures and interfaces in Go is to use a descriptive name using camel case. For example, a struct representing a user could be named User and an interface representing a database connection could be named DatabaseConnection.


Go functions should also follow the camel case naming convention. Function names should be descriptive and start with a lowercase letter. For example, a function that calculates the area of a circle could be named calculateArea.


Variable names in Go should be concise yet meaningful. They should also follow the camel case naming convention. For example, a variable storing the number of students in a class could be named numStudents.


Go constants are usually written in uppercase letters with words separated by underscores (_). For example, a constant representing the value of pi could be named PI.

Modules and Libraries

Go modules and libraries should be named in lowercase. It is recommended to use short, concise names that convey the purpose of the module or library.


By following consistent naming conventions in your Go code, you can improve its readability and maintainability. Having descriptive and meaningful names for files, structures, functions, variables, constants, modules, and libraries makes it easier for both you and other developers to understand and work with the code.

I hope you found this tutorial helpful!