What is a name variant?

Database applications that involve storing and searching for personal data often need to allow for a degree of variation in the spelling of both forenames and surnames.  more >
 Search Surname Thesaurus
 Enter Surname
 The Surname Thesaurus has 132,565,106 entries for 2,667,514 distinct surnames.
 Search Forename Thesaurus
 Enter Forename
 The Forename Thesaurus has 7,704,336 entries for 414,618 distinct forenames.