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Generate massive amounts of finance-related 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 =; // Caitlyn Kerluke
  const randomEmail =; //
  const randomCard = faker.helpers.createCard(); // random contact card containing many properties


const { faker } = require('@faker-js/faker');
const randomName =; // Rowan Nikolaus
const randomEmail =; //
const randomCard = faker.helpers.createCard(); // random contact card containing many properties


import { faker } from '';

const randomName =; // Willie Bahringer
const randomEmail =; //
const randomCard = faker.helpers.createCard(); // random contact card containing many properties

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"

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 Lake Raoulfort
Animal faker.animal.type() Dog, cat, snake, bear, lion, etc.
Commerce faker.commerce.product() Polo t-shirt
Company Zboncak and Sons
Database faker.database.engine() MyISAM
Datatype faker.datatype.uuid() 1oijf8-3iuhiu-21jddj-1092jf
Date Sat Oct 20 2018 04:19:38 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)
Finance ¥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()
Internet faker.internet.color() #630c7b
Lorem faker.lorem.paragraph() Word, words, sentences, slug (lorem-ipsum), paragraph(s), text, lines
Music R&B
Name Cameron
Phone +1 291-299-0192
Random faker.random.locale() fr_CA
System faker.system.directoryPath() C:\Documents\Newsletters\
Vehicle faker.vehicle.vehicle() 2011 Dodge Caravan

API Methods

Faker provides many useful utility functions.

  • faker.address

    API Description
    zipCode Get fake zip code
    zipCodeByState Get fake zip code by state
    city Get fake city
    cityPrefix Get fake city prefix
    citySuffix Get fake city suffix
    cityName Get fake city name
    streetName Get fake street name
    streetAddress Get fake street address
    streetSuffix Get fake street suffix
    streetPrefix Get fake street prefix
    secondaryAddress Get fake secondary address
    county Get fake county
    country Get fake country
    countryCode Get fake country code
    state Get fake state
    stateAbbr Get fake state abbreviation
    latitude Get fake latitude
    longitude Get fake longitude
    direction Get fake direction
    cardinalDirection Get fake cardinal direction
    ordinalDirection Get fake ordinal direction
    nearbyGPSCoordinate Get fake near by gps coordinate
    timeZone Get fake timezone
  • faker.animal

    API Description
    dog Get fake dog type
    cat Get fake cat type
    snake Get fake snake type
    bear Get fake bear type
    lion Get fake lion type
    cetacean Get fake cetacean type
    horse Get fake horse type
    bird Get fake bird type
    cow Get fake cow type
    fish Get fake fish type
    crocodilia Get fake crocodilia type
    insect Get fake insect type
    rabbit Get fake rabbit type
  • faker.commerce

    API Description
    color Get fake color name
    department Get fake department name
    productName Get fake product name
    price Get fake price count
    productAdjective Get fake product adjective
    productMaterial Get fake product material data
    product Get fake product name
    productDescription Get fake product description

    API Description
    suffixes Get fake company suffixes
    companyName Get fake company name
    companySuffix Get fake company suffix
    bs Get fake company business services
    catchPhraseAdjective Get fake product adjective
    catchPhraseDescriptor Get fake product material data
    catchPhraseNoun Get fake product name
    bsAdjective Get fake business services adjective
    bsBuzz Get fake business services buzz
    bsNoun Get fake business services noun
  • faker.database

    API Description
    column Get fake database column name
    type Get fake database column datatype
    collation Get fake database collation
    engine Get fake database engine
  • faker.datatype

    API Description
    number Generates a random number
    float Generates a random floating number
    datetime Generates a random datetime
    string Generates a random string
    uuid Generates a valid uuid
    boolean Generates a boolean
    hexaDecimal Generates a hexadecimal
    json Generates a valid json object
    array Generates an array

    API Description
    past Get a date N years into the past
    future Get a date N years into the future
    between Get a random date between the dates given
    betweens Get an array of 3 dates ( by default ) of sorted randoms dates between the dates given
    recent Get a date N days from the recent past
    soon Get a date N days into the future
    month Generates a random value of date month
    weekday Generates a random value of date weekday
  • faker.fake


    API Description
    account Generates a random finance account
    accountName Generates a random finance account name
    routingNumber Generates a random finance routing number
    mask Generates a random finance mask template
    amount Generates a random amount of transaction
    transactionType Generates a random transaction type
    currencyCode Generates a random currency code
    currencyName Generates a random currency name
    currencySymbol Generates a random currency symbol
    bitcoinAddress Generates a random bitcoin address
    litecoinAddress Generates a random litecoin address
    creditCardNumber Generates a random credit card number
    creditCardCVV Generates a random credit card CVV
    ethereumAddress Generates a random ethereum address (ETH address)
    iban Generates a random IBAN
    bic Generates a random BIC
    transactionDescription Generates a random transaction description
  • faker.git

    API Description
    branch Generates a random branch with hacker noun and verb
    commitEntry Generates a random commit entry with git commit message and sha
    commitMessage Generates a random commit message with hacker noun, adj and verb
    commitSha Generates a random commit SHA
    shortSha Generates a random short SHA
  • faker.hacker

    API Description
    abbreviation Generates a random hacker abbreviation
    adjective Generates a random hacker adjective
    noun Generates a random hacker noun
    verb Generates a random hacker verb
    ingverb Generates a random hacker ingverb
    phrase Generates a random hacker phrase
  • faker.helpers

    API Description
    randomize Get a random element from an array
    slugify Removes unwanted characters from URI string
    replaceSymbolWithNumber Parses string for a symbol and replace it with a random number from 1-10
    replaceSymbols Parses string for symbols (numbers or letters) and replaces them appropriately (# will be replaced with number, ? with letter and * will be replaced with number or letter)
    replaceCreditCardSymbols Replace symbols in a credit card schema including Luhn checksum
    repeatString String repeat helper, alternative to String.prototype.repeat
    shuffle Takes an array and randomizes it in place then returns it using the modern version of the Fisher-Yates algorithm
    mustache Generates a string with mustache {{ }}
    createCard Generates a human card
    contextualCard Generates a human contextual card
    userCard Generates a website user card
    createTransaction Generates a transaction
  • faker.image

    API Description
    image Generates a random image
    avatar Generates a random avatar
    imageUrl Generates a random image url
    abstract Generates a random abstract image
    animals Generates a random animals image
    business Generates a random business image
    cats Generates a random cats image
    city Generates a random city image
    food Generates a random food image
    nightlife Generates a random nightlife image
    fashion Generates a random fashion image
    people Generates a random people image
    nature Generates a random nature image
    sports Generates a random sports image
    technics Generates a random technics image
    transport Generates a random transport image
    dataUri Generates a random data uri
    lorempixel Generates a random image url from lorempixel
    unsplash Generates a random image url from unsplash
    lorempicsum Generates a random image url from lorem picsum
  • faker.internet

    API Description
    avatar Generates a random avatar
    email Generates a random email
    exampleEmail Generates a random example email
    userName Generates a random user name
    protocol Generates a random internet protocol (http or https)
    httpMethod Generates a random http method
    url Generates a random url
    domainName Generates a random domain name
    domainSuffix Generates a random domain suffix
    domainWord Generates a random domain word
    ip Generates a random ip
    ipv6 Generates a random ipv6
    port Generates a random port number
    userAgent Generates a random user agent
    color Generates a random hexadecimal color
    mac Generates a random mac address
    password Generates a random password
  • faker.lorem

    API Description
    word Generates a random lorem word
    words Generates a random lorem words
    sentence Generates a random lorem sentence
    slug Generates a random lorem slug
    sentences Generates a random lorem sentences
    paragraph Generates a random lorem paragraph
    paragraphs Generates a random lorem paragraphs
    text Generates a random lorem text
    lines Generates a random lorem lines
  • faker.mersenne

    API Description
    rand Generates a random mersenne rand
    seed Generates a random mersenne seed
    seed_array Generates a random datetime seed init by array

    API Description
    genre Generates a random music genre

    API Description
    firstName Generates a random human first name
    lastName Generates a random human last name
    middleName Generates a random human middle name
    findName Generates a random human first name and last name
    jobTitle Generates a random human job title, combination of jobDescriptor, jobArea and jobType
    gender Generates a random gender
    prefix Generates a random locale with gender specific name prefix
    suffix Generates a random locale with gender specific name suffix
    title Generates a random human title
    jobDescriptor Generates a random human job descriptor
    jobArea Generates a random human job area
    jobType Generates a random human job type

    API Description
    phoneNumber Generates a random phone number
    phoneNumberFormat Generates a random phone number with requested format (Array index)
    phoneFormats Generates a random phone number format
  • faker.random

    API Description
    arrayElement Takes an array and returns a random element of the array
    arrayElements Takes an array and returns a subset with random elements of the array
    objectElement Takes an object and returns a random key or value
    word Generates a random word
    words Generate N random words, with N defaulting to a random number between 1 and 3
    locale Generates a random locale
    alpha Generates lower/upper alphabetic characters
    alphaNumeric Generates alphanumeric characters
  • faker.system

    API Description
    fileName Generates a random filenames without system path separators
    commonFileName Generates a random filenames without system path separators
    mimeType Generates a random mimetypes
    commonFileType Generates a random commonly used file type
    commonFileExt Generates a random commonly used file extension
    fileType Get any file type available as mime-type
    fileExt Generates a random file extension
    directoryPath Generates a random directory path
    filePath Generates a random unix fs file full path
    semver Generate semantic version
  • faker.time

    API Description
    recent Get recent timestamp in Unix time format
  • faker.unique

  • faker.vehicle

    API Description
    vehicle Generates a random vehicle name
    manufacturer Generates a random vehicle manufacturer name
    model Generates a random vehicle model name
    type Generates a random vehicle type
    fuel Generates a random vehicle fuel type
    vin Generates a random vehicle vin number
    color Generates a random vehicle color
    vrm Generates a random vehicle vrm
    bicycle Generates a random bicycle type


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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