Gender by Name

Donated on 3/14/2020

This dataset attributes first names to genders, giving counts and probabilities. It combines open-source government data from the US, UK, Canada, and Australia.

Dataset Characteristics

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Subject Area

Social Science

Associated Tasks

Classification, Clustering

Feature Type

-

# Instances

147270

# Features

4

Dataset Information

Additional Information

This dataset combines raw counts for first/given names of male and female babies in those time periods, and then calculates a probability for a name given the aggregate count. Source datasets are from government authorities: -US: Baby Names from Social Security Card Applications - National Data, 1880 to 2019 -UK: Baby names in England and Wales Statistical bulletins, 2011 to 2018 -Canada: British Columbia 100 Years of Popular Baby names, 1918 to 2018 -Australia: Popular Baby Names, Attorney-General's Department, 1944 to 2019

Has Missing Values?

No

Variables Table

Variable NameRoleTypeDemographicDescriptionUnitsMissing Values
NameFeatureCategoricalno
GenderFeatureCategoricalGenderno
CountFeatureIntegerno
ProbabilityFeatureContinuousno

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Additional Variable Information

Name: String Gender: M/F (category/string) Count: Integer Probability: Float

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