How to get the gender of a first name in Javascript

Automatically determining name gender can be a huge boon, allowing for better email tailoring, customer service, content filtering, and user data gathering. I’m guessing you probably don’t want to start downloading name databases and setting up the appropriate algorithm from scratch, though. No problem, we have an API for that.

To access our API function, we will need to first import our client, which just means inserting this snippet into your HTML file or between the head tags of your page.

<script src="https://cdn.cloudmersive.com/jsclient/cloudmersive-validate-client.js"></script>

Now all that’s left is calling our function, like so:

var CloudmersiveValidateApiClient = require('cloudmersive-validate-api-client');var defaultClient = CloudmersiveValidateApiClient.ApiClient.instance;// Configure API key authorization: Apikeyvar Apikey = defaultClient.authentications['Apikey'];Apikey.apiKey = 'YOUR API KEY';// Uncomment the following line to set a prefix for the API key, e.g. "Token" (defaults to null)//Apikey.apiKeyPrefix = 'Token';var apiInstance = new CloudmersiveValidateApiClient.NameApi();var input = new CloudmersiveValidateApiClient.GetGenderRequest(); // GetGenderRequest | Gender request informationvar callback = function(error, data, response) {if (error) {console.error(error);} else {console.log('API called successfully. Returned data: ' + data);}};apiInstance.nameGetGender(input, callback);

Wow, we are already done. Easy-peasy.

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