Ethnicity Estimate
Ethnicity Estimate tools and features for name origin estimation

Ethnicity Estimate. Identify names origin, names ethnicity, names residence country and names gender.

Ethnicity estimate has the most advanced tool on the market to estimate the origin, the ethnicity, the residence country and the gender from a first name, a last name or a full name.

Enter a first name or a last name or both for more precision :

First name, given name, nickname.

Last name, family name, surname.

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Ethnicity Estimate features

Example of determining the origin of a first and last name.Example of determining the origin of a first and last name.

Estimate first name origin and last name origin

Determine a first name origin, a last name origin or a full name origin. Our artificial intelligence analyse a person's name to estimate the country, the region and the sub region from which he or his ancestors come.

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Note that the name ethnicity/diaspora feature may be better suited for multicultural countries, such as U.S.A, Canada, Australia, New-Zealand and other "melting-pots".

Because the country of origin determined from a name is not absolute, we return a list of the 10 most likely countries of origin, ranked by level of probability. For example, the first and last name origin of Keith Haring will return:

  • Region of origin: Europe ;
  • Sub region of origin: Nothern Europe ;
  • Most likely country of origin: Ireland with a 47.13% probability ;
  • Alternative country of origin: United Kingdom with a 52.76% probability (most likely country and alternative country) ;
  • Top 10 countries of origin: Ireland, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Malaysia, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia.
Estimate origin of a name
Example of estimating the ethnicity of a first and last name.Example of estimating the ethnicity of a first and last name.

Estimate first name ethnicity and last name ethnicity

Identify a first name ethnicity, a last name ethnicity or a full name ethnicity. Several taxonomies are used in the classification of individuals into ethnic groups, which is why we offer two functionalities:

  • Name ethnicity/diaspora, taxonomy of 136 ethnicities and diasporas 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.
  • Name ethnicity/race, taxonomy from the US Census Taxonomy based on similar physical and biological attributes defined as a category of humankind that shares certain distinctive physical traits.
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  • Name ethnicity/diaspora: Afghan, African American, Albanian, Algerian, Armenian, Angolan, Armenian, Asian American, Austrian, Azerbaijani, Bahrani, Bangladeshi, etc.
  • Name ethnicity/race: African American or Black name, White name, Latino or Hispanic name, Asian name, American Indian or Alaska Native name and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander name.
Estimate ethnicity of a name
Example of determining the nationality of a first and last name.Example of determining the nationality of a first and last name.

Estimate first and last name nationality or residence country

Estimate the first name nationality and the last name nationality through our feature which identifies the country of residence from names : country they have lived in for most of the last 12 months.

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Note that the country of residence of a name does not necessarily correspond to the nationality of a name. Nationality is a legal attribute of the person.

Because several countries of residence are possible for the same name, we return a list of the 10 most likely countries of residence, order from most likely to least likely. For example, the first and last name country of Keith Haring will return:

  • Region of residence: Americas ;
  • Sub region of residence: Nothern America ;
  • Most likely country of residence: United States with a 28.82% probability ;
  • Alternative country of residence: New Zealand with a 31.77% probability (most likely country and alternative country) ;
  • Top 10 countries of residence: United States, New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Germany, Singapore, Jamaica, Hong Kong SAR China.
Estimate country of a name
Example of estimating the gender of a name.Example of estimating the gender of a name.

Estimate first name gender and full name gender

Determine a first name gender or a full name gender. This feature analyze a person's name to guess the most likely gender through a binary taxonomy: male/female.

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For gender-specific name classification, we recommend using the Gender Guesser website and its enhanced gender determination features.

The determined gender, whether masculine or feminine, is not absolute. That's why, we return a calibrated probability to help you identifies unisex and gender neutral names (probability between 45% and 55% ). For example, the first and last name country of Keith Haring will return:

  • Most likely gender: Male ;
  • Calibrated probability for the returned gender: 90.63% ;
Estimate gender of a name

Ethnicity Estimate tools

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File processer

Ethnicity Estimate's file processer can process data in a Excel, OpenDocument, Text or CSV document. Easily upload your spreadsheet file and take advantage of all the features to determine the origin of names, the ethnicity of names and the gender of names.

Process spreadsheet or text file
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Documented API

Ethnicity Estimate API help you to classify names by origin, by ethnicity, by residence country and by gender. Our API documentation is enriched with examples of integration with Python, Shell, Java, JavaScript and Golang.

Read the API documentation
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Developer tools

Enjoy some of Ethnicity Estimate's most popular endpoints. Download and use one of our Software Development Kit and Command Line Tool. Use them to analyze personal names and discover their origin, ethnicity and gender.

Download developer tools

About us and Namsor™

Namsor

Namsor™

Namsor

Namsor™ software classifies personal names accurately by gender, country of origin, or ethnicity. With 99.99% name availability, over 7 billion names processed, 22 alphabets* supported and a contribution to 287 scientific and academic research.


Our mission is to make sense of the Big Data and help understand international flows of money, ideas and people. Our specialized data mining software recognizes the linguistic or cultural origin of personal names in any alphabet / language, with fine grain and high accuracy. Names are meaningful : we use sociolinguistics to extract their semantics and deliver actionable intelligence.


We apply this innovative technology to support our clients in their development : countries, regions, private companies, projects, in all sectors of activity. NamSor API Key unlocks the value of diversity.

We support public and private Diaspora marketing and engagement programs, for human development and economic growth.

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Ethnicity Estimate

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Ethnicity Estimate

Ethnicity Estimate™ is a website of the Namsor™ group specialized in estimating origin and ethnicity from names.


Our name classification tools are based on technology provided by the Namsor™ group. The functionalities of Ethnicity Estimate™ focus on three axes: the origin from names, the ethnicity from names and the country of residence from names. We provides you with a tool for processing Excel, CSV, TXT files; an API documentation and some developer tools.

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The accounts and API keys of our users are common to all sites of the Namsor™ group. Thus your customer account and your credits can be used on the namsor.app, ethnicity-estimate.com and gender-guesser.com websites.

Gender Guesser

Gender Guesser by Namsor™

Gender Guesser

Gender Guesser™ is a website of the Namsor™ group specialized in estimating gender from names.


Their name classification tools are based on technology provided by the Namsor™ Group. The functionality of Gender Guesser™ revolves around gender determination with extended functionality allowing for very high accuracy. Gender Guesser provides you with a tool for processing Excel, CSV, TXT files; an API documentation and some developer tools.

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The accounts and API keys of our users are common to all sites of the Namsor™ group. Thus your customer account and your credits can be used on the namsor.app, ethnicity-estimate.com and gender-guesser.com websites.

Gender Guesser, gender of names

Ethnicity Estimate plans

Basic
Free
Free

5,000 credits /month

Additional credit: 0.005 USD

  • API
  • CSV & Excel Tool
  • Developer tools
Pro
$19/month
Pro

10,000 credits /month

Additional credit: 0.003 USD

  • API
  • CSV & Excel Tool
  • Developer tools
Ultra
$130/month
Ultra

100,000 credits /month

Additional credit: 0.002 USD

  • API
  • CSV & Excel Tool
  • Developer tools
Mega
$999/month
Mega

1,000,000 credits /month

Additional credit: 0.001 USD

  • API
  • CSV & Excel Tool
  • Developer tools

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