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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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Multinational list of popular first names and surnames?

There is a pretty massive list of given (first) names (~50,000), and it's carefully curated (not machine generated). More details are available on another answer: The best source of international ...
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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 a German computer magazine. The text file has nearly 50k names that are classified by likely gender, and how popular in each ...
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Dataset of personal names

I'm going to expand on the comment of @Joe above because there isn't room to add too much in the comments. IMDB offers textfile datasets with enormous amounts of data (details). Choosing one site at ...
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Dataset of personal names

There's a sample generation project on GEDIS Studio (online generation tool) named "Personal Data" allowing to generate those data. You can register a free account from www.data-generator.com. ...
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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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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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Database of names of Japanese and non-Japanese people

An exhaustive list of non-Japanese names would be an unwieldy thing! @ojdo's answer seems like a great start for the positive matches. For the United States, the best source for last names is probably ...
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Searching for list(s) of babynames containing huge (10k+) amounts of unique names

If you are a R user, you can download the SSA 'babynames' dataset directly in R via the package 'babynames' (from the great Hadley Wickham) which is on CRAN: here
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Popularity of given names through the ages

Here You have names with the popularity in capital city of Poland: Popularne imiona w Warszawie
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Dataset of personal names

Yo could scrape baby names from the Social Security site http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/
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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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Popularity of given names through the ages

For the USA, the Social Security Administration has statistics going back to 1880. The whole national data is downloadable in a ZIP file available for download at http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/...
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Indian caste dataset

Since the caste system has been officially banned, there have changes in Indian society that seem to complicate a straightforward connection between caste and last name. Some of those changes include ...
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Is there a way to extract names and other public information from Facebook?

The Facebook Graph-API contains some functionality that you can piece together to do what you asked. Step 1: Use the User-Friends endpoint to get a list of user-ids. You can use your own user-id as a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dataset for Named Entity Recognition on Informal Text

Although the entity set is more restricted than you are looking for, the following might be useful: https://github.com/sandeepAshwini/TwitterMovieData The data is referenced in the following paper ...
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Open data of 1 million or more names, for fuzzy matching experiments

Wikipedia Wikipedia let you download the data conveniently, without API limits, so you can get the titles of their 4M+ English articles. Depending on your needs, you can try other languages as well. ...
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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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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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