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PHP Detect Gender Latin: Detect a person gender from the name in Latin text

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This class can detect a person gender from the name in Latin text.

It takes a given name of a person that uses Latin characters and attempts to detect the gender of the person by evaluating the characters that the the name uses.

The class already knows the gender of a person that uses certain well known names but may guess the gender of the person that uses other names.

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Many sites require that users inform their gender when they register. However, the gender of a person can be deducted from his name.

This class can detect the gender of a person with a name that uses Latin characters.

This way, it is possible to automatically set the gender field after the user enters his name, thus saving the user from being bothered to explicitly set the gender form field.

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Gender Latin

Detects gender from person's name in Latin script.


Required dependency is PHP extension Gender.


use peterkahl\GenderLatin\GenderLatin;

$latGen = new GenderLatin;
$latGen->firstName = 'Gaétan';
$latGen->lastName  = '';
$latGen->country   = 'FR';

echo $latGen->getGender(); # M


This library contains code authored by Pete Warden.

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