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Determine the gender of a name

Namsor's name checking tool can help you determine if a name is more likely to be male or female. We offer many possibilities of treatments for gender name determination: you can provide a first name, an unsplit full name or a first and last name combination, and improve the accuracy by adding a local context (country of residence). Our technology also supports Chinese and Japanese names, and a large number of alphabets*.

Genderize a first or split name
Determines the gender from a first name or a combination of a first name and a last name. Accuracy can be improved by adding a country of residence.
Genderize an unsplit full name
Determines the gender from a full name. Useful if unable to identify the structure of a name (first name/last name). Accuracy can be improved by adding a country of residence.
Genderize a Japanese name
Determines with greater precision the gender of a Japanese first name or a Japanese full name written in Latin alphabet or in Japanese characters (Kanji).
Genderize a Chinese name
Determines with greater precision the gender of a Chinese first name or a Chinese full name written in Latin alphabet (Pinyin) or in standard Mandarin Chinese.

From a first name and (last name) estimate the most likely gender

Analyzes a first name and an optional last name to identify the most likely gender. Indicate a country of residence to improve the accuracy of the determined gender.

Genderize Name

Gender from a first name and an optional last name for more precision:

First name, given name, nickname.

Last name, family name, surname.

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  • Tag: Genderize Name.
  • Precision:Precision gauge
  • Cost: 1 credit per name.
  • API: Genderize Name documentation.
  • Determine: the most likely gender with a calibrated probability for the returned gender.

Genderize Name Geo

Gender from a first name and an optional last name, improved with a country of residence:

First name, given name, nickname.

Last name, family name, surname.

Most likely country of residence, in ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 format.

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  • Tag: Genderize Name Geo.
  • Precision:Precision gauge
  • Cost: 1 credit per name.
  • API: Genderize Name Geo documentation.
  • Determine: the most likely gender with a calibrated probability for the returned gender.

What is the gender of a name

The gender is defined as a set of characteristics considered to relate to femininity and masculinity. Depending on some contexts, this may include social structures based on gender identity and sex. Most cultures use a gender binary, in which gender is divided into two categories: boys/men/male and girls/women/female.

The gender estimated from a name is not absolute, so we indicate the probability that the identified gender is correct. Adding a surname and/or country of residence significantly increases accuracy. If the probability of the returned gender is between 45% and 55%, the name can be interpreted as being a unisex name.

For example, the name Keith Haring is identified as a male name with a probability of 90.63%.

Example of values returned by the Genderize Name feature.

From a full name estimate the most likely gender

Analyzes a unsplit full name (first and last name) to identify the most likely gender. Indicate a country of residence to improve the accuracy of the determined gender. If the first and last name are clearly identifiable, the Genderize Name feature will be slightly more accurate.

Genderize Full Name

Gender from an unsplit full name:

Unsplit full name (first name and last name).

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  • Tag: Genderize Full Name.
  • Precision:Precision gauge
  • Cost: 1 credit per name.
  • API: Genderize Full Name documentation.
  • Determine: the most likely gender with a calibrated probability for the returned gender.

Genderize Full Name Geo

Gender from an unsplit full name, improved with a country of residence:

Unsplit full name (first name and last name).

Country of residence, in ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 format.

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  • Tag: Genderize Full Name Geo.
  • Precision:Precision gauge
  • Cost: 1 credit per name.
  • API: Genderize Full Name Geo documentation.
  • Determine: the most likely gender with a calibrated probability for the returned gender.

From a Japanese name estimate the most likely gender

Analyzes a Japanese first name and optional last name, or an unsplit Japanese full name, in Kanji characters or Latin alphabet, to identify the most likely gender with higher accuracy. If the first and last names are clearly identifiable, the Genderize Japanese Name feature (FIRST & LAST NAME) will be slightly more accurate.

Genderize Japanese Name

Gender from a Japanese first name an optional last name for more precision:

Japanese first name (given name) in Latin or Kanji characters.

Japanese last name (surname) in Latin or Kanji characters.

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  • Tag: Genderize Japanese Name.
  • Precision:Precision gauge
  • Cost: 1 credit per name.
  • API: Genderize Japanese Name documentation.
  • Determine: the most likely gender with a calibrated probability for the returned gender.

Genderize Japanese Full Name

Gender from an unsplit Japanese full name:

Unsplit Japanese full name (last name and first name) in Kanji or Latin alphabet.

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What is the gender of a Japanese name in Kanji or romanized

The gender of a Japanese name written in Kanji or in Latin is a binary classification of gender: masculine or feminine. In addition to being identified as masculine or feminine, a name can be qualified as unisex or gender neutral if the probability of the returned gender is close to 50%.

Kanji are the adopted logographic Japanese characters that are used in the Japanese writing system. Kanji is one of the three writing systems that are more commonly know as Japanese characters.

Romanization is the conversion, to the Latin alphabet, of any other writing system.

For example, the Japanese first name 中松 and last name 義郎 written in Kanji, is identified as a male name with a probability of 55.01%.

Example of values returned by the Genderize Japanese Name feature.

From a Chinese name estimate the most likely gender

Analyzes a Chinese first name and optional last name, or an unsplit Chinese full name, in standard Mandarin Chinese or in Latin alphabet (Pinyin), to identify the most likely gender with higher accuracy. If the first and last names are clearly identifiable, the Genderize Chinese Name feature (FIRST & LAST NAME) will be slightly more accurate.

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The Genderize Chinese Full Name feature will only work with Chinese full names written in standard Mandarin Chinese.

Genderize Chinese Name

Gender from a Chinese first name and an optional last name for more precision:

Chinese first name (given name) in Pinyin or standard Mandarin Chinese.

Chinese last name (surname) in Pinyin or standard Mandarin Chinese.

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  • Tag: Genderize Chinese Name.
  • Precision:Precision gauge
  • Cost: 1 credit per name.
  • API: Genderize Chinese Name documentation.
  • Determine: the most likely gender with a calibrated probability for the returned gender.

Genderize Chinese Full Name

Gender from an unsplit Chinese full name:

Unsplit Chinese full name (last name and first name) in Standard Mandarin Chinese.

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What is the gender of a Chinese name in standard Mandarin or Pinyin

Standard Mandarin Chinese is the official language of China. It uses a logographic system called Hanzi that is more commonly know as Chinese characters.

Pinyin is the official romanization system for Standard Mandarin Chinese. It is used to depict Mandarin logograms with the Latin alphabet, used by languages such as English.

The gender of a Chinese name written in standard Mandarin or in Pinyin is a binary classification of gender: masculine or feminine. If the probability of the returned gender is between 45% and 55%, the name can be interpreted as being a gender neutral name.

For example, the Chinese full name written in standar Mandarin Chinese 谢晓亮 is identified as a male name with a probability of 53.29% and can therefore be considered a unisex name because it is worn by almost as many men as women.

Example of values returned by the Genderize Chinese Name feature.

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