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Nicknames database

Nicknames and Diminutive Names Lookup (CSV) CSV, Database of Common Nicknames and its GitHub Repository: Common Nickname CSV (Database) Name to Nickname CSV and Nickname to Name CSV
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Database of fictional characters?

Wikidata contains 158752 fictional characters, you can get them using this query: SELECT ?item ?itemLabel WHERE { # Item's type is: fictional character, or sub-type, or sub-sub-type, etc ?item p:...
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Multinational list of popular first names and surnames?

You can get such information from Wikidata (as mentioned by @sn3fru) with the Wikidata Query Service at https://query.wikidata.org and a formulation of a SPARQL query. Here is a SPARQL query for ...
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Multinational list of popular first names and surnames?

For the purpose of generating a sample customer database, the Fake Name Generator can generate random personal details. They have name sets from many different countries and can also generate other ...
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Famous people dataset

Looks like there was a research project called Pantheon that compiled such a dataset, which is available here: https://dataverse.harvard.edu/dataset.xhtml?persistentId=doi:10.7910/DVN/28201 Sort/...
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Data source for names demography analysis?

The Dutch Central Bureau for Genealogy has an interface where you can type a family name and it will show the geographical distribution of that name throughout the Netherlands. You can also enter a ...
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Nicknames database

Wikidata has a nickname property https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P1449 which can be used with given names https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q202444 or https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q82799 which ...
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Nicknames database

Two more hypocorism (=diminutive form of a name) datasets: https://github.com/brianary/Lingua-EN-Nickname/blob/master/nicknames.txt https://github.com/jonathanhar/diminutives.db: https://github.com/...
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Multinational list of popular first names and surnames?

Here is a dataset of first names and last names which I scraped from Wiktionary Names Appendix https://github.com/solvenium/names-dataset Female_given_names.txt Male_given_names.txt Surnames.txt
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Multinational list of popular first names and surnames?

You can use leaked Facebook name dataset with 1.6M first names and 3.5M last names: https://github.com/philipperemy/name-dataset
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Multinational list of popular first names and surnames?

I suggest Damegender as Python Tool for this taks. This software shares very good open datasets (USA, UK, Spain, Uruguay, ...) and it is giving support to machine learning features to guess gender in ...
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Multinational list of popular first names and surnames?

US Census has all surnames occurring more than 100 times, sorted by frequency of occurrence here: https://www.census.gov/topics/population/genealogy/data/2010_surnames.html US Social Security ...
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Multinational list of popular first names and surnames?

In the Netherlands the Meertens Institute keeps an accurate record of all the names of Dutch citizens. You can enter a name and (if more than 100 people have that name) it will show you all kinds of ...
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Data on ethnicity of African names

I guess something like that would have to be computed from micro-data, prior to anonymization. Ideal would be censuses, but they are always conducted by the local statistical agencies and anonymized ...
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Surname - Cast/Ethnicity Mapping for Nepali Names

This unofficial blog has the top names per group (16 Newar, 15 Khas- Chhetri/Thakuri/Sanyasi, 15 Khas-Brahmin, 5 Tamang, 5 Magar) https://nepalfederalismdebate.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/most-common-...
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Data source for names demography analysis?

The Social Security Administration in the U.S. publishes state-level baby names data since 1910. You could do a state-to-state comparison. https://catalog.data.gov/dataset/baby-names-from-social-...
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Searching for list(s) of babynames containing huge (10k+) amounts of unique names

Here are csv files containing first names and surnames on a cool data-sharing platoform: https://data.world/len/us-first-names-database
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Is there a dictionary containing Arabic first and names and their English equivalent?

It seems there are some commercial databases, but if you are brave and don't need an exhaustive list for 100% coverage, you could use Wikipedia articles for Arabic people top level : ...
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Unsorted list of people's first names written in only ASCII characters

This particular collection has 189 people's names. They are in un-sorted order. Alieta Cameron Daisy Dalton Edmundo Fiamalua Hadley Henry Jacob Laijia Lepeka Mamao Mariano Omar Quentin Raven Ruby ...
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Month-by-month baby name data

R / CRAN has a package "babynames". See below. To get it: Install R. on the R REPL, type install.packages("babynames") answer some questions (default CRAN mirror etc) work with ...
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Month-by-month baby name data

The go-to places for reliable data on baby names are official statistical authorities. However, official statistical authorities seem to collect baby names according to the temporal unit of a year, ...
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Data for Common Alternative Spellings for Names

It sounds like you may be looking for what librarians call an "authority file". You can reference the links posted for a starter, but may find that not every diminutive links back to the same given ...
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Data for Common Alternative Spellings for Names

Using keywords hypocoristic and diminutive, one can find the following links: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypocorism#English https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Category:...
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Human name country wise corpus

Since 2014 the Dutch social insurance bank publishes lists of most popular boys and girls names: for boys: http://svbvod.download.kpnstreaming.nl/kindernamen-2016/jongens-populair-2016.pdf for girls: ...
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Human name country wise corpus

UK first names are available from birth registration data from the ONS here (annual files are available and there is also data going back a lot of years). Trends and visualisation of some of this data ...
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Data on Surname Origins and the United States

The USA Census has a surname dataset (162,253 names, CSV/Excel export) which may be useful to get started. https://www.census.gov/topics/population/genealogy/data/2010_surnames.html "Name" "Number ...
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Database or list of romanized Chinese names and last names?

Pinyin is a wide-spread Romanization system for Chinese words. The Comprehensive Database of Chinese Name Variants is a repository of Chinese names and their various Romanized counterparts. According ...
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Searching for list(s) of babynames containing huge (10k+) amounts of unique names

For structured data of that size with associated metadata, you probably want something like census.name (requires a paid license) or philipperemy/name-dataset (free as in beer). You can also try ...
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Searching for list(s) of babynames containing huge (10k+) amounts of unique names

The best source of international human given (first) names comes from official statistics provided from states. Damegender has done an open data collection provided from multiple states (austria,...
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