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Generate massive amounts of fake (but realistic) data for testing and development.

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Please replace your faker dependency with @faker-js/faker. This is the official, stable fork of Faker.

npm install @faker-js/faker --save-dev

or yarn

yarn add @faker-js/faker -D

or pnpm

pnpm install @faker-js/faker -D


<script src="faker.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
  const randomName = faker.name.findName(); // Caitlyn Kerluke
  const randomEmail = faker.internet.email(); // Rusty@arne.info
  const randomPhoneNumber = faker.phone.phoneNumber(); // (746) 637-3344 x8083


const { faker } = require('@faker-js/faker');

const randomName = faker.name.findName(); // Rowan Nikolaus
const randomEmail = faker.internet.email(); // Kassandra.Haley@erich.biz
const randomPhoneNumber = faker.phone.phoneNumber(); // (279) 329-8663 x30233


import { faker } from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/@faker-js/faker';

const randomName = faker.name.findName(); // Willie Bahringer
const randomEmail = faker.internet.email(); // Tomasa_Ferry14@hotmail.com
const randomPhoneNumber = faker.phone.phoneNumber(); // 938-672-1359 x418

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TypeScript Support

Since version v6+ there is native TypeScript support.

In order to have faker working properly, you need to check if these compilerOptions are set correctly in your tsconfig file:

  "compilerOptions": {
    "esModuleInterop": true,
    "moduleResolution": "Node"

And then simply import it like everything else:

import { faker } from '@faker-js/faker';

If you want for whatever reason the versions prior to v6, you can use @types/faker and rebind the declarations to the @faker-js/faker package with a faker.d.ts file in your e.g. src folder.

// faker.d.ts
declare module '@faker-js/faker' {
  import faker from 'faker';
  export default faker;


An in-depth overview of the API methods is available in the documentation. The API covers the following modules:

Module Example Output
Address faker.address.city() Lake Raoulfort
Animal faker.animal.type() Dog, cat, snake, bear, lion, etc.
Commerce faker.commerce.product() Polo t-shirt
Company faker.company.companyName() Zboncak and Sons
Database faker.database.engine() MyISAM
Datatype faker.datatype.uuid() 7b16dd12-935e-4acc-8381-b1e457bf0176
Date faker.date.past() Sat Oct 20 2018 04:19:38 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)
Finance faker.finance.amount() ¥23400 (After setting locale)
Git faker.git.commitMessage() feat: add products list page
Hacker faker.hacker.phrase() Try to reboot the SQL bus, maybe it will bypass the virtual application!
Helpers faker.helpers.userCard() { avatar: '...', email: '{ first }{ last }{ number }@{domain}', first: '...' }

All of the values are self-consistent (e.g. same first + last name in the email, too)
Image faker.image.avatar() https://cloudflare-ipfs.com/ipfs/Qmd3W5DuhgHirLHGVixi6V76LhCkZUz6pnFt5AJBiyvHye/avatar/233.jpg
Internet faker.internet.color() #630c7b
Lorem faker.lorem.paragraph() Word, words, sentences, slug (lorem-ipsum), paragraph(s), text, lines
Music faker.music.genre() R&B
Name faker.name.firstName() Cameron
Phone faker.phone.phoneNumber() +1 291-299-0192
Random faker.random.locale() fr_CA
System faker.system.directoryPath() C:\Documents\Newsletters\
Vehicle faker.vehicle.vehicle() 2011 Dodge Caravan


Faker contains a super useful generator method faker.fake for combining faker API methods using a mustache string format.


  faker.fake('{{name.lastName}}, {{name.firstName}} {{name.suffix}}')

This will interpolate the format string with the value of methods name.lastName(), name.firstName(), and name.suffix()


Faker has support for multiple locales.

The default language locale is set to English.

Setting a new locale is simple:

// sets locale to de
faker.locale = 'de';

See our documentation for a list of provided languages

Individual Localization Packages

Faker supports incremental loading of locales.

// loads only de locale
const { faker } = require('@faker-js/faker/locale/de');

Setting a randomness seed

If you want consistent results, you can set your own seed:


const firstRandom = faker.datatype.number();

// Setting the seed again resets the sequence.

const secondRandom = faker.datatype.number();

console.log(firstRandom === secondRandom);


Building Faker

The project is being built by esbuild (see bundle.ts)

pnpm install
pnpm run build


pnpm install
pnpm run build

pnpm run test
# or
pnpm run coverage

You can view a code coverage report generated in coverage/index.html.

Developing the docs

# build the Faker dist
# it's used inside of certain routes
pnpm run build

pnpm run docs:dev

Building and serving the docs statically

# build the Faker dist
# it's used inside of certain routes
pnpm run build

pnpm run docs:build # Output docs to /dist
pnpm run docs:serve # Serve docs from /dist

Deploying Documentation

The website is kindly hosted for free by the Netlify team under their Open Source plan. See the netlify.toml for configuration.

What happened to the original faker.js?

Read the team update (January 14th, 2022).

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