NameAPI is a web API
to handle people's names
in your software.

News

28.04.2016

Version 5 release candidate is online

This is the time to test your installations.


14.03.2016

Faster server failure detection

When one server is on strike, it is removed from the pool instantly.


17.02.2016

Faster trash email domain detection

New domains are caught as soon as they appear.


09.02.2016

Version 5 preview is online

Test the new REST API, give early feedback.


10.11.2015

Announcing Version 5

The next major version will bring a brand new REST API.


   

Generic Person Genderizer

       
Attempts to detect the person's gender based on the inputs, especially the person's name.
                    

   

Input

       
See person.
       
See context.
       
(todo: add example)

   

Output

       
Possible values:

The person is clearly 'male'.

The person is clearly 'female'.

Can be either male or female. See malePercent.

No gender could be computed, but better intelligence should be able to tell the gender. An example is a name input of which we have never heard before.

From the given data it is or seems impossible to tell the gender.
For example all terms are gender-inapplicable, or there are no names at all. Thus this differs from NEUTRAL where something is clearly known to be neutral.

There are conflicting genders in the given data.
Example: "Mr Daniela Miller" (salutation vs. given name).
The input data must be manually reviewed. It is impossible and useless to make a guess (garbage in would only cause garbage out).

       
If neutral (otherwise null) then this may be specified (but does not have to be), 0-100, the remaining % are for female.
       
0-100 where 100 is the best.
       
(todo: add example)