Skip to main content

JavaScript - Simple Generate Person Name

In this tutorial we will create a Simple Generate Person Name using JavaScript. This code will generate a random person name when the user click the button. The code itself use a onclick() function to launch a method that can generate a random person name using Math.floor() and passing an argument Math.random() multiply by array length in order to display a random array index value. You can apply this script to your code, it is a user-friendly program feel free to modify it.

We will use JavaScript to add some new feature to the website interface by actually written into an HTML page. It is what gives your page a different interactive elements and animation that engage a user.

Getting Started:

First you have to download bootstrap framework, this is the link for the bootstrap that I used for the layout design

The Main Interface

This code contains the interface of the application. To create this just write these block of code inside the text editor and save this as index.html.

  1. <!DOCTYPE html>
  2. <html lang="en">
  3. <head>
  4. <meta charset="UTF-8" name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1"/>
  5. <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/bootstrap.css"/>
  6. </head>
  7. <nav class="navbar navbar-default">
  8. <div class="container-fluid">
  9. <a class="navbar-brand" href="">Sourcecodester</a>
  10. </div>
  11. </nav>
  12. <div class="col-md-3"></div>
  13. <div class="col-md-6 well">
  14. <h3 class="text-primary">JavaScript - Simple Generate Person Name</h3>
  15. <hr style="border-top:1px dotted #ccc;"/>
  16. <div class="col-md-3"></div>
  17. <div class="col-md-6">
  18. <div id="result" style="border:1px solid #000; height:95px; margin-bottom:20px;"><h3 style="margin:40px;">What's my name?</h3></div>
  19. <center><button class="btn btn-primary" onclick="genName()">Person Name</button></center>
  20. </div>
  21. </div>
  22. <script src="js/script.js"></script>
  23. </body>
  24. </html>

Creating the Script

This code contains the script of the application. This code will generate a random person name when the button is clicked. To do this just copy and write these block of codes as shown below inside the text editor and save it as script.js inside the js directory

  1. function genName(){
  2. var firstname = ["Tony", "Bruce", "Peter", "Steve"];
  3. var lastname= ["Stark", "Banner", "Parker", "Roger"];
  4. var rand_first = Math.floor(Math.random()*firstname.length);
  5. var rand_last = Math.floor(Math.random()*lastname.length);
  6. var result=document.getElementById('result');
  7. result.removeAttribute('style');
  8. result.innerHTML= "<div class='alert alert-info'><center><h2>"+firstname[rand_first]+" "+lastname[rand_last]+"</h2></center></div>";
  10. }

There you have it we successfully created a Simple Generate Person Name using JavaScript. I hope that this simple tutorial help you to what you are looking for. For more updates and tutorials just kindly visit this site. Enjoy Coding!

Note: Due to the size or complexity of this submission, the author has submitted it as a .zip file to shorten your download time. After downloading it, you will need a program like Winzip to decompress it.

Virus note: All files are scanned once-a-day by for viruses, but new viruses come out every day, so no prevention program can catch 100% of them.


1. Re-scan downloaded files using your personal virus checker before using it.
2. NEVER, EVER run compiled files (.exe's, .ocx's, .dll's etc.)--only run source code.

Add new comment

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.