How to get the gender of a first name in Java

Whether you are sending out mass emails or letters or generating scripts for a call center, identifying a person’s gender is very important for giving the correct first impression. This is not always easy or straightforward. This tutorial will cover how to set up an automated system to save you time on what should be an easy problem to solve. Let’s get started:

For Java users, the first thing we must do is dynamically compile the library that we will be using. To this end, let’s set up references in Maven POM:

Repository:

<repositories>
<repository>
<id>jitpack.io</id>
<url>https://jitpack.io</url>
</repository>
</repositories>

Dependency:

<dependencies>
<dependency>
<groupId>com.github.Cloudmersive</groupId>
<artifactId>Cloudmersive.APIClient.Java</artifactId>
<version>v2.75</version>
</dependency>
</dependencies>

Now that we can access our API, we will let it do the hard work for us by calling nameGetGender:

// Import classes://import com.cloudmersive.client.invoker.ApiClient;//import com.cloudmersive.client.invoker.ApiException;//import com.cloudmersive.client.invoker.Configuration;//import com.cloudmersive.client.invoker.auth.*;//import com.cloudmersive.client.NameApi;ApiClient defaultClient = Configuration.getDefaultApiClient();// Configure API key authorization: ApikeyApiKeyAuth Apikey = (ApiKeyAuth) defaultClient.getAuthentication("Apikey");Apikey.setApiKey("YOUR API KEY");// Uncomment the following line to set a prefix for the API key, e.g. "Token" (defaults to null)//Apikey.setApiKeyPrefix("Token");NameApi apiInstance = new NameApi();GetGenderRequest input = new GetGenderRequest(); // GetGenderRequest | Gender request informationtry {GetGenderResponse result = apiInstance.nameGetGender(input);System.out.println(result);} catch (ApiException e) {System.err.println("Exception when calling NameApi#nameGetGender");e.printStackTrace();}

And we are done! Let’s look at a quick example:

{
"FirstName": "Helge",
"CountryCode": "de"
}

And our response:

{
"Successful": true,
"Gender": "Male"
}
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