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NamesETC is a platform to explore details around any name. Currently hosts more than 100,000 names, also combines data from US & UK census.

Access thru REST APIs –

Entire database is also available to programmers thru well designed REST APIs. For API details, samples & help please click API page.

You could do the followings –

  • Prgrammatically fetch info on a name. For example gender, meaning, background, similar names.
  • Create better forms by skipping gender question. Use our API to auto fill user’s gender based on the name.
  • Create interesting insight over existing data. For example how many users are ‘male’
  • Create creative App & websites consuming our REST APIs.

And also –

  • Look up details on any name by searching from search box to the right.
  • Share information with others. For example – www.NamesETC.org/names/ Lisa  (replace with your name)

Calling the APIs (small option) –

REQUEST – 
http://www.NamesETC.org/api/lisa?apikey=<Your-API-Key>&size=small

RESPONSE JSON — 
– Same as using with no size option.
– Returns name and gender.

{
    "name": "Lisa",
    "gender": "Female"
}

Calling the APIs (medium option) –

REQUEST – 
http://www.NamesETC.org/api/lisa?apikey=<Your-API-Key>&size=medium

RESPONSE JSON — 
– Returns name, gender & meaning.

{
    "name": "Lisa",
    "gender": "Female",
    "meaning": "Diminutive of Elisabeth or Elizabeth, from Elisheba, meaning either oath of God, or God is satisfaction. Also a diminutive of Bethia (daughter or worshipper of God), and of Bethany, a New Testament village near Jerusalem."
}

Calling the APIs (large option) –

REQUEST – 
http://www.NamesETC.org/api/lisa?apikey=<Your-API-Key>&size=large

RESPONSE JSON — 
– Returns everything.

{
    "name": "Lisa",
    "meaning": "Diminutive of Elisabeth or Elizabeth, from Elisheba, meaning either oath of God, or God is satisfaction. Also a diminutive of Bethia (daughter or worshipper of God), and of Bethany, a New Testament village near Jerusalem.",
    "gender": "Female",
    "origin": "Hebrew",
    "comments": "In Geek also means the lilly flower."
}

For all other APIs, samples & help please check API page.

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