Open-source name variants database

I’ve developed an open-source name-variants database. We’re currently using it at This is a better algorithm than Soundex for matching variant names like Ann, Anna, Annah, Anne, Annie, etc. It results in a 28% reduction in missed variants compared to soundex, based upon a set of 100,000 pairs of names provided by I’ll be giving a talk on it at RootsTech next week. The source code and database are freely available on Gitbub.


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