Suggestion 501 Wrong male gender

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Date: 1 May 2016
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Description of Error - 501: Wrong male Gender

A person with this name is most likely male, but the gender is marked as female. Possibly either the gender or the name is incorrect. Correct the gender or the name. If both the name and gender are correct, set the status for this error as false.

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Suggestion 501 - Wrong Gender (Male)
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Topic Video: Gender: Mr E or Ms Take?
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Possible Causes

Wrong gender entered or a name that normally is male.

Action Steps

Correct gender or name or mark this error false. And also add sources that prove the fact.

Error Status

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Technical Stuff

In case of multiple names they are checked as one name, since order of the names is also important. Gender of a name is derived from database by sampling data:

  • If name appears more than 50 times and 97-100% of persons with this name have male gender then gender is supposed to be male for all persons with this name
  • If name appears more than 50 times and 90-97% of persons with this name have male gender and less than 2% have female gender then gender is supposed to be male for all persons with this name

So with entering missing names and correcting false genders, quality of finding wrong gender increases.

Here you can explore gender assignment for any first name.

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Not wrong gender. My grandmother's name is John Martha. Thank you.
posted by Janet (Spivey) Clifton

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