That would be amusing to build.
Many VIAF records have a gender specified in them. We could aggregate
counts for each name and report back those counts. You'd have to decide
whether being male 9 times out of 10 is a high enough confidence level
Not saying that service exists, just that it would be amusing to build.
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Eric Lease Morgan
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Subject: personal name api
Does anybody here now of an API allowing me to feed it a personal name
(like Tom, Dick, or Harry), and have it return the possible/probable
gender of the name?