Get Current User using Jquery in SP 2010

​This has already been posted many times but question still keeps coming up on how to get the current user using Jquery.

Here is the code.

<script src="/sites/devsc/Style%20Library/jquery-1.8.3.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="/sites/devsc/Style%20Library/jquery.SPServices-0.7.2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
    $(document).ready(function() {
      var thisUser = $().SPServices.SPGetCurrentUser();


Make sure to reference Jquery and SPServices library. When you download Jquery library don’t download 1.9.x as it did not work with SPServices 0.7.2 (as of today).