Gender Estimation from First Name: A rule based approach

Monali Y. Khachane


This paper presents an approach to identify gender from the first name of users. The name identification is carried out by identifying similarities from male and female gender names. 300 male and female gender student names belonging to Hindu religion are chosen for the current research work.Decision Tree induction (J48) is used to categorized names into male and female class. The J48 produce 96% accuracy for 40 % training and 60% testing percentage split.


Decision, Tree, Induction, J48

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