Parse a name into useful components
Our name parsing software splits a name or email address into the first name and surname. We can tell if a persons name is male or female and what the possible nationality is.
Use our API to simplify contact and registration forms. Only ask your customers for their name and use our API to parse a complete name it into the first name, surname, gender and nationality.
Check if a name exists, is not made up or misspelled. Use our API to validate the names that people enter in your contact, registration or order form. Prevent fake accounts and typos.
Correct spelling mistakes
We have over 20 million possible spelling mistakes and typos for first names. If a name is misspelled we return a list with suggestions for the correct first name.
Gender by name
We can tell a persons gender by looking at the first name. Our database holds 2.208.942 first names and their gender received from governments and statistical agencies.
Based upon 2.208.942 first names and 6.119.869 surnames from 139 countries we predict the nationality of any name. Automatically select a country in your online forms.
Use our service to start an email with the correct salutation like "Dear Mrs. Fox,". By parsing a complete name you always get the correct salutation for your emails.
Our service makes it extremely easy to split a name into parts. Split a full name into first name, middle name and surname. If applicable we also detect nicknames.
Fake name detection
We detect if name is possibly fake by comparing it with 13.738 famous, fictional and humorous names. Prevent the creation of fake accounts in your app or online service.
Parse name from email
In many cases email addresses are based upon a persons name. Use our API to extract the name from an email address and use it in your application.
Integrate our RESTful name parsing API into your platform
We offer a blazing fast RESTful API that returns JSON objects that easily integrate into any project. The JSON object below is an example response of what you receive when using the name parsing API.
Make sure your automated emails have the right salutation. Give us a complete name and our API returns the appropriate salutation including title and initials.
To split a full name to first name and surname we use a database with 2.208.942 official first names and 6.119.869 surnames that we received from governments and statistical agencies from 139 countries.
Because we obtained the first names from governments and statistical agencies we also know the gender for each name.
By cross-referencing the names with 22.055.118 names from publicly available social media profiles we compiled a country ranking. Each name has a country code which is the most likely country where the name originates from.
From the same governments and statistical agencies where we received the first names and gender from, we also received a database with 6.119.869 official surnames.
Each name (first name, middle name and surname) has a country code. The country code is the most likely country where the name originates from. The alternative countries is an array that hold the 'second best' estimations.
By using an additional parameter you can extract the name from any email address as well. The response will contain the first name and surname (if possible) and the name and country of the email provider. It will also tell if an email address is a personal or a business email address.
Based upon the first name and surname our service can predict the country of origin of any given name. For training data we used the names and country codes of 22.055.118 publicly available social media profiles.
After analyzing all names and country codes the services selects the most likely country where the complete name originates from. For each country we deliver additional information like language code, currency and demonym.
You can use the validate parameter to check if a name exists, is not made up or misspelled. It also compares the name with 13.738 famous, fictional and humorous names.
Use our Web App to split a full name into the first name and surname
Copy a list of names from Excel into our Web App, and we'll split the full name into the first name and surname. Additionally, we'll validate the names, tell you the gender and predict the nationality of the name.
Copy and paste your name list
Copy and paste a list of names from Excel or any other application into our Web App.
Export to table
Let the Web App process hundreds of names per second and show results direct on your screen.
Export to Excel
Export result to a CSV file to use in Excel or export to popular database formats like SQL.