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



Irish Names Imported

Irish is a Gaelic language, part of the Celtic language family and it is one of the official...


Chinese Names Imported

Chinese language, named Standard Chinese or Standard Mandarin is part of the Sino-Tibetan language...


New Java Client Library 5.4.0

The Java™ client library provides access to the NameAPI Web Services from Java compatible...


2022 Around the World

2022 has been a busy year at our office, as we had the pleasure of working with collaborators from...


Vietnamese Names Imported

Vietnamese language is the most widely spoken of all Austroasiatic languages, with over 70 million...



The ping command simply pings the server and, on success, gets a "pong" back.
See also the Swagger specification.
Ping can be used either manually or by code to check for service availability and response time.
The command passes through all interceptors (authentication, load balancing etc.) to a target server that actually executes nameapi requests. All standard behavior applies including request prioritization and request limits per contract. The only difference is that the minimal response time used on free accounts is not applied.



The api-key also known as user-id. Authentication and accounting is performed on the server for this key.
Example: "32d21gc5071d7463ef6064c07ea98cb2-user1"