The NameGuru is a Windows Store App for Microsoft Windows 8.0 and 8.1. You can download it for free from the store here.

The app contains a database of more than 10,000 given names from all over the world: Just enter a name and get well-researched info about its meaning, origin and popularity.

It does not stop there however, because it’s a chatbot: You can ask it questions about names in plain English, and artificial intelligence technology allows it to answer quite a number of them! You can get a feeling about the questions it is able to answer by repeatedly tapping the Sample Question button.

You write your question into the box in the lower left corner and tap the Enter button, or press the Enter key if you have a keyboard available; the app then analyzes what you wrote, and if it „understands“ the question it answers it. Both your question and the answer are scrolled into the big log area above the input box.

The app can answer questions or orders like the following:

  • What is the meaning of Jack?
  • Is Jack popular?
  • Is Peter popular in Germany?
  • What are variants of John?
  • Give me names similar to Jenny

Unlike many similar apps it works fully offline, without any Internet access whatsoever: Find the dream name for your baby in full privacy.


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