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



New international collaborators!

January has been a busy month at our office, as we have several new international collaborators.


New Name Database

We are glad to announce that a new database version has been deployed.


Dutch Names Imported

Around 15,000 Dutch surnames were imported into the NameAPI database!


New DB Version

We are happy to announce that a new DB version has been deployed.


Version 5.3 Deployed

New version 5.3 available.

Research Analyst, Cluj

About us

Optimaize SRL, a Swiss software company with development office since 2006 in Cluj-Napoca (Cipariu), develops the global leading software for handling personal names. 

About the job

Names are at the base of our software. Our research team studies one culture at a time to understand their naming practices, and collects and classifies names in cooperation with native freelancers.

- naming practices - name statistics - orthography and phonetics - blog writing

To further improve and extend our product, we're looking for a self-organized person.

Being a small company, every brain counts. Our team will guide you to become an experienced, productive researcher. The tasks are adjusted to skills, capabilities and preferences.

About you

Universities don't produce the exact candidate for this job. We're flexible, but you have to bring something to the team.

Hard facts:

  • graduated from a state university, preferably Faculty of Letters, alternatively Sociology, Journalism, Anthropology, Public Relations/Communication. Possibly a final-year student.
  • advanced English speaking and writing
  • advanced computer skills


  • informatics high school degree 
  • foreign languages
  • working experience
  • article writing skills


  • organized, self motivated
  • positive person
  • results driven "finishes the job"
  • extreme attention to detail

What we offer

We offer a place in an open-minded and professional young team where your ideas and work are valued.

  • competitive salary
  • super flexible schedule (quality of work counts, not office hours)
  • a friendly work environment
  • training on the job
  • an interesting job where you can gain knowledge on the traditions and unique characteristics of many cultures in the world
  • best ideas and arguments win (not hierarchy or job title)
  • authentic Swiss chocolate from the candy bar


If you're excited about being part of a dedicated team, and doing work that actually makes a difference, then send us your English CV to career at