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

News

29.09.2022

More Research, More Names

An updated version of the DB has been deployed with new names from multiple cultures.


22.09.2022

French Names Imported

As it is globally known, French language is spoken widely in some European countries, but also in...


15.09.2022

Turkish Names Imported

With Turkish being the most widely spoken language of all Turkic languages, our team of researchers...


07.09.2022

Software Version 9.8.1 Deployed

A software update has been installed on our servers which has better performance and can handle...


19.07.2022

Larger Name Database

We have great news about our new DB that has been recently deployed with significant developments...


Name Parser

Name parsing is the process of splitting a name string into its components.

  Examples by culture:
Examples:

  Examples by culture:
Examples:


  Examples by culture:
Examples:

 

Developer: see the technical specification of the REST service.

 

Identifying the culture is key to understanding the terms. 

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

Only after the culture has been identified, the name parts can be understood and split correctly.

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

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.