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Platform to explore & share details on names of any background & origin. Currently hosts more than 160,000 names. Combines gender data from US & UK census. You can also access all information via REST APIs.

Access thru REST APIs –

The entire database is available to programmers thru well designed REST APIs. For API details, samples & help please check API page.

You could do the followings –

  • Programmatically fetch information on any name.
  • Create better forms by skipping the gender question. Use our API to auto add gender.
  • Create interesting insight over existing data. For example how many users are ‘male’
  • Make creative Apps & websites that consumes our REST APIs.

And also –

  • Look up details on a 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.php?name=lisa&key=FREE-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.php?name=lisa&key=FREE-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.php?name=lisa&key=FREE-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."
}

 

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