How to display a label next to a Marker for Google Maps?

I would like to display a text label next to the markers on google maps. I’ve used Virtual Earth before and I’m just starting to use Google Maps. I tried setting the Title property but that only changes the roll over text.

Is there a way to display a small line of text underneath a marker that will stay there as the user zooms, pans and uses the map?

If you just want to show label below the marker, then you can extend google maps Marker to add a setter method for label and you can define the label object by extending google maps overlayView like this..

Demo: jsFiddle

<script type="text/javascript">
    var point = { lat: 22.5667, lng: 88.3667 };
    var markerSize = { x: 22, y: 40 };

    google.maps.Marker.prototype.setLabel = function(label){
        this.label = new MarkerLabel({
          marker: this,
          text: label
        this.label.bindTo('position', this, 'position');

    var MarkerLabel = function(options) {
        this.span = document.createElement('span');

    MarkerLabel.prototype = $.extend(new google.maps.OverlayView(), {
        onAdd: function() {
            var self = this;
            this.listeners = [
            google.maps.event.addListener(this, 'position_changed', function() { self.draw();    })];
        draw: function() {
            var text = String(this.get('text'));
            var position = this.getProjection().fromLatLngToDivPixel(this.get('position'));
            this.span.innerHTML = text;
   = (position.x - (markerSize.x / 2)) - (text.length * 3) + 10 + 'px';
   = (position.y - markerSize.y + 40) + 'px';
    function initialize(){
        var myLatLng = new google.maps.LatLng(, point.lng);
        var gmap = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map_canvas'), {
            zoom: 5,
            center: myLatLng,
            mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP
        var myMarker = new google.maps.Marker({
            map: gmap,
            position: myLatLng,
            label: 'Hello World!',
            draggable: true
        position: absolute;
    color: blue;
    font-size: 16px;
    font-weight: bold;

This will work.

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