How I can get from php on wordpress to a value of WP_Term object. I am using the next code to get the object:

$queried_object = get_the_category( get_queried_object_id());

But this return an Array like this.

    [0] => WP_Term Object
            [term_id] => 12
            [name] => Argentina


How I can get only the value for [name] key in this object from php in wordpress?

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It returns an array because Posts can have multiple categories. You just need to get the item from the array whose name you want, ($queried_object[0] for the first one), then get the value out of that the same way you would any PHP object:

$name = $queried_object[0]->name;

You should probably include some checks to make sure the post has a category before attempting to use the array or object like this:

$categories = get_the_category( get_queried_object_id() );

if ( ! empty( $categories ) ) {
    $category = $categories[0];
    $name = $category->name;

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