Global Name:Build History

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Please see the Melissa Product Release Notes for updated Build History moving forward:


Released November 2022

  • Data sources updated.
  • Service Error returned for large wordcount inputs fixed.


Released August 2022

  • Data sources updated.
  • Added parsing support for: FI,GR,HR,IE,LU,MX,NZ,NO,PL,RU,SE
  • New option: LegacySalutation will create a formal (Mr/Mrs) salutation from an assigned FirstName gender for US/CAN.
  • International Salutations (non US/CAN) are not returned and are in the development queue.


Released June 2022

  • Data sources updated. Improved parsing for Portugal, Brasil, Norway


Released May 2022

  • Data sources updated. Beta support for Portugal, Brasil, Norway
  • Improved parsing for supported countries.
  • Misc. bug fixes in unsupported countries and rare cases.


Released April 2022

  • To use salutation suffix where a leading space is desired, preface the suffix with the underscore character, which the service will convert to a space.
For Example:
  • &opt=SalutationSuffix:_and family returns John Smith and family.
  • &opt=SalutationSuffix:and family returns John Smithand family.
Look for a permanent fix in the next release
  • Data sources updated
  • Improved parsing for supported countries.
  • Misc. bug fixes in unsupported countries and rare cases.


Released December 2021

  • Crash when input name contained some special characters - fixed.
  • Data sources updated


Released July 2021

  • Beta endpoint ( is disabled now that the service is live.


Released June 2021

  • Added request property – Country
  • The underlying service and backend data have been completely rebuilt. Supplying an input Country property to the request with the new backend developments will enable more accurate name parsing for recognized countries, cultures, and languages.
  • Option NameHints : 2,3,5, and 6 – are deprecated and will resolve to varying (NameHint:4)
  • Option NameHints : 8 and 9 - are obsolete and will resolve to varying (NameHint:4)
  • Option Middle name logic – is now ignored. Middle name logic will be determined by the supplied Country, enabling simultaneous processing of records from different countries.
  • Added Response properties – NickName, NickName2, Professional Title, Professional Title2, and Salutation have been added.
  • Option Salutation Order added – based on the format of the input name, the service will attempt to return the desired salutation type.
  • Unicode support. We now support Unicode name requests. Result code NE08 is deprecated.
  • HTTP protocol usage is deprecated.
  • SOAP does not use the new properties and option.


Released May 2015

  • Added UTF8 detection, input/output support, and corresponding error Result Code (NE08)
  • Added German prefixes / suffixes


Released September 2014

  • Initial Release