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

News

16.02.2024

Swagger-UI: The New and Improved Way to Use Our REST API

We are happy to announce that we have added a new feature to our REST API: Swagger-UI, which allows...


09.02.2024

Software Version 10.2.0 Deployed

A software update has been installed on our servers which can handle more personal names and detect...


26.01.2024

New Year, More Names

We are delighted to share that we have just released an enhanced version of the DB with thousands...


15.01.2024

2023 Around the World

2023 has been a busy year at our office for the data research team, as they have focused on 3 major...


07.12.2023

Software Version 10.1.1 Deployed

The latest software update includes refinements in the points allocation for the Risk Detector,...


Name Parser

Name parsing is the process of splitting a person's name into its individual components, such as first name, middle name, last name, suffix, salutation, and title.

  Examples by culture:
Examples:

  Examples by culture:
Examples:


  Examples by culture:
Examples:

Developer: see the technical specification of the REST service.

Identifying the culture associated with a personal name is the key for understanding its individual components and splitting them accurately.

  • Prof Dr Mary-Louise D. Miller Jr => English
  • Abd al-Masih Al-Azawi => Arabic
  • Dong Hua Lee => Chinese

Applications

  • Extracting first names and last names from a full name string.
  • Identifying the gender of a person.
  • Culture profiling.
  • Differentiating between natural and legal people (businesses).
  • Identifying individual people within a name string.

Although colonization and globalization have caused naming systems to be more uniform, there are still plenty of cultural peculiarities that make this process challenging.

Parsing the person's name is the first step for additional processing, such as genderizing.