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pdGender : Name and Gender Coding Database

Male and female identification is essential for businesses and organizations. It allows you to send mail with a personal touch. Gender Coding also allows you to filter, map, and analyze your data based on this critical demographic. The new pdGender 2.0 lets you accomplish this in ways not before possible on this scale. It is available in Pro and Standard editions.

Regardless of the version licensed, it contains a large set of English, Spanish, and international first names and nicknames covering more than 200 languages along with a host of additional features. But what makes this gender coding database truly different are twenty gender coding fields filtered for languages, rare unisex usage by one gender, archaic names, and diminutives. When a name is one gender in Khmer and another in English, users can have the English identification applied or the international usage. When a unisex name like Kimberly or Hillary is called up, users can have the much more common feminine form applied or the generic usage.

pdGender Name and Gender Coding Database

Pro and Standard versions

Both editions include the same names and features except the Pro version comes equipped with fuzzy logic. Fuzzy logic allows matching when lists have typographical errors or stylized spellings. The Standard edition has everything except fuzzy logic. See our What is Fuzzy Logic? PDF guide for examples and further information about this new technology.

Features

  • (Standard) 60,000 gender coding records
  • (Pro only) 141,000 gender coding records:
    • 60,000 standard records
    • 81,000 fuzzy logic records
  • (Pro, Standard) Designed to be fully compatible with pdNickname
  • (Pro, Standard) Rare usages of unisex names by one gender are identified
  • (Pro, Standard) Special filtered gender coding fields designed for:
    • International lists filtering archaic names
    • International lists filtering archaic names and rare unisex usages
    • International lists filtering archaic names, rare unisex usages, and diminutives
    • American lists filtering archaic names
    • American lists filtering archaic names and rare unisex usages
    • American lists filtering archaic names, rare unisex usages, and diminutives
    • English-dominated lists filtering archaic names
    • English-dominated lists filtering archaic names and rare unisex usages
    • English-dominated lists filtering archaic names, rare unisex usages, and diminutives
    • English-dominated lists filtering archaic names and very rare unisex usages
    • Latino-dominated lists filtering archaic names
    • Latino-dominated lists filtering archaic names and rare unisex usages
    • Latino-dominated lists filtering archaic names, rare unisex usages, and diminutives
    • French and English-dominated lists filtering archaic names
    • French and English-dominated lists filtering archaic names and rare unisex usages
    • French and English-dominated lists filtering archaic names, rare unisex usages, and diminutives
    • Others filters
  • (Pro, Standard) Includes gender without filters
  • (Pro, Standard) Languages of origin and use are identified:
    • English
    • African American
    • Native American
    • Hawaiian
    • Spanish
    • Basque
    • Catalan
    • Galician
    • German
    • French
    • Hindustani
    • Russian
    • Persian
    • Arabic
    • Japanese
    • Chinese
    • Vietnamese
    • Korean
    • Yiddish
    • Hebrew
    • Latin
    • Greek
    • Over 200 other languages
  • (Pro, Standard) Archaic names are identified
  • (Pro, Standard) Excellent resource for research: anthroponymy, onomatology, ethnology, linguistics, and related fields
  • (Pro, Standard) Unique name origins and names originating in Antiquity and the Middle Ages are identified
  • (Pro, Standard) Historic, biblical, theological, mythology, and literary names are identified
  • (Pro, Standard) Compatible with add-on packs
  • (Standard only) Upgradable to Pro features
  • (Pro, Standard) Comes in multiple file formats:
    • Comma Delimited (CSV)
    • Fixed Length
    • DBF
  • (Pro, Standard) Full documentation
  • (Pro, Standard) Perpetual Site License—allowing installation on all computers in the same building within a single company or organization
  • (Pro, Standard) Available for immediate download

Compatibility

pdGender utilizes only the ANSI character set (ASCII values 0 to 127 and extended values 128 to 255). It is fully compatible with pdNickname and both are comprised of the same set of names. For every name, gender, origin, usage, and relationship type in the pdNickname database, there is a corresponding record in the pdGender database linked by an identification number. The names in pdGender Pro are in pdNickname Pro and the names in pdGender Standard are in pdNickname Standard.

pdGender Name and Gender Coding Database

Specifications

Product name: pdGender (Pro and Standard)
Current version number: 2.0.0
Description: Name and Gender Coding Database
Total number of records: Pro: 226,786*; Standard: 145,149*
Size zipped: Pro: 4.2 MB**; Standard: 2.3 MB**
Size extracted: Pro: 89 MB**; Standard: 43.6 MB**
Formats included: Comma Delimited (CSV), Fixed Length, and DBF
Availability: Immediate download
List price: Pro: $395 Add to Cart; Standard: $229 Add to Cart

*The record count is the total number of records contained in each of the three included file formats.

**The zipped and extracted sizes show the combined total size of all product files.

Screenshots

  • pdGender-1
    First fields in the pdGender Pro Name and Gender Coding Database. A majority of the database is built with fuzzy logic.
  • pdGender-2
    First fields in the pdGender Standard Name and Gender Coding Database.
  • pdGender-3
    The heart of pdGender are twenty gender coding fields filtered for languages, rare usages, diminutives, and archaic names.
  • pdGender-4
    Languages of use provided for all records including indicators for rare usage.
  • pdGender-5
    The origin of each name is provided in a lookup table.
  • pdGender-6
    The usage of each name is provided in a lookup table.
 

pdGender : Name and Gender Coding Database is a proprietary resource not duplicated elsewhere. It is a very comprehensive name and gender coding database and has been successfully tested in the field for more than 20 years.

Optional developer license: Available (Questions..., Apply...)

Also available

pdNickname Pro PLUS pdGender Pro Bundle ($750) Add to Cart
INCLUDES: pdNickname 2.0 Pro, pdGender 2.0 Pro, BONUS: pdNickname Fuzzy Logic Add-on Bundle, and BONUS: pdGender Fuzzy Logic Add-on Bundle.

pdGender Fuzzy Logic Add-on Packs. Information...

pdGender Standard to Pro Upgrade Pack. Information...

pdGender is also part of the pdSuite Master Collection bundle.