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Find out the origin of a name

Namsor helps you find thorough information about the origin of a name by establishing a name's country of origin, ethnicity, diaspora, country of residence and US race classification in a wide range of alphabets*.

Origin of a name
Taxonomy of 192 countries of origin based on a person's origin, defined as the country from where the person, its parents or its ancestors come from. Ethnicity of a name may be better suited for multicultural countries.
Ethnicity of a name
Taxonomy based on cultural expression and place of origin defined as large groups of people classed according to common racial, national, tribal, religious, linguistic or cultural origin or background.
US race of a name
Taxonomy of 6 race ethnicities from the US Census based on similar physical and biological attributes defined as a category of humankind that shares certain distinctive physical traits.
Country of a name
Taxonomy of 192 countries based on where a person has lived for most of the past 12 months. The country of residence of a name does not necessarily correspond to the nationality of a name.

Identify the country of origin based on a first name, a last name or a full name

Analyze a first name, a surname or a full name of a person to identify their country of origin. Name Diaspora may be better suited for multicultural countries.

Name Origin

Origin from a first name, a last name or both for more precision:

First name, given name, nickname.

Last name, family name, surname.

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  • Tag: Name Origin.
  • Cost: 10 credits per name.
  • API: Name Origin documentation.
  • Determine: the region of origin, the country of origin, the top 10 countries of origin, a probability for each returned country.

What is the origin of a name

The origin or origins of a person refers to the country from where the person, his parents or his ancestors come.

The countries of origin returned are based on the country codes defined in the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 standard. These codes are published by the International Organization for Standardization, and represent dependent countries and territories.

For example, the name Keith Haring returns Europe and more specifically Northern Europe as the region of origin. The United Kingdom is the most probable country of origin with a probability of 48.12% and Ireland is the alternative country of origin.

Example of values returned by the Name Origin feature.

Determine the ethnicity/diaspora based on a first name, a last name or a full name

Process a person's first name, surname or both, with his most likely country of residence to determine the ethnicity or diaspora they belong to.

Name Diaspora

Diaspora from a first name, a last name or both for more precision:

First name, given name, nickname.

Last name, family name, surname.

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

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  • Tag: Name Diaspora.
  • Cost: 20 credits per name.
  • API: Name Diaspora documentation.
  • Determine: the most likely ethnicity, the top 10 most likely ethnicities, a probability for each returned ethnicity.

What is the ethnicity of a name

An ethnicity is a group of people who identify with each other on the basis of common attributes distinguishing them from other groups: a common set of traditions, origin, culture, ancestry, language, history, religion or social treatment.

A diaspora refers to a population living outside the area in which they have lived for a long time or in which their ancestors have lived. The origins of this population differ from the country in which they live.

For example, the name Keith Haring, in the United States, returns German as the most likely ethnicity with a probability of 61.16% and British as the alternative ethnicity.

Example of values returned by the Name Diaspora feature.

Estimate the US race based on a first name, a last name or a full name

Identify from a first name and/or a surname and a country of residence, the most likely United State's race classification based on the US Census taxonomy.

Name US Race

US race from a first name, a last name or both for more precision:

First name, given name, nickname.

Last name, family name, surname.

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

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  • Tag: Name US Race.
  • Precision:Precision gauge
  • Cost: 10 credits per name.
  • API: Name US Race documentation.
  • Determine: the most likely US race ethnicity, a list of the most likely US race ethnicity, a probability for each returned race ethnicity.

Name US Race ZIP

US race from a first name and/or a last name, improved with a ZIP code:

First name, given name, nickname.

Last name, family name, surname.

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

Postal code (5-digit) of residence used by the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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  • Tag: Name US Race ZIP.
  • Precision:Precision gauge
  • Cost: 10 credits per name.
  • API: Name US Race ZIP documentation.
  • Determine: the most likely US race ethnicity, a list of the most likely US race ethnicity, a probability for each returned race ethnicity.

What is the US race ethnicity of a name

US race ethnicity is a categorization based on the US Census Taxonomy which guide the Census Bureau in classifying written responses to the race question. This categorization includes a taxonomy in 6 classes: White, Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Hispanic or Latino and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.

For example, for the name Keith Haring in the United States, the most likely given US race ethnicity is White, with a probability of 72.72%. The second most likely given race ethnicity is American Indian or Alaskan Native.

Example of values returned by the Name US Race feature.

Find the country of origin based on a first name, a last name or a full name

Provide either a first name, a surname or a full name to determine that person's country of residence.

Name Country

Country of residence from a first name, a last name or both for more precision:

First name, or last name, or full name.

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  • Tag: Name Country.
  • Cost: 10 credits per name.
  • API: Name Country documentation.
  • Determine: the region of residence, the country of residence, the top 10 countries of residence, a probability for each returned country.

What is the residence country of a name

The country of residence is the country where a person has lived for the majority of the last 12 months. Tourists are not defined as residents of a country. Country of residence differs from nationality, although in some cases it may be correlated.

For example, the name Keith Haring returns Americas and more specifically Northern America as the region of residence. The United States is the most probable country of residence with a probability of 55.16% and New Zealand is the alternative country of residence.

Example of values returned by the Name Country feature.

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