5 examples of proper nouns

5 examples of proper nouns

Proper Nouns

Here you can find information and examples of proper nouns in English. In English, every noun is either a common noun or a proper noun. Proper nouns are the name for specific names. Those names are not generic, and they belong to only one person, building, or place. You need to be careful about proper nouns since their first letter should always be capitalized, no matter where they take place in a sentence. Let’s see a general example of proper nouns and common nouns.

Street –  street is a common noun and should be written in lowercase letters if it is not the first word of a sentence.

Wall Street – Wall Street is the name of one street in New York, and it is a proper noun. It should always have the first letter capitalized no matter where it takes place in the sentence.

Now let’s take a look at other proper nouns and their use in sentences.

Ocean Names

When you use the word “ocean” in a sentence, it is all in lowercase. If you use a specific ocean, it should be in the form of a proper noun.

  • We went to the ocean the other day.
  • I want to see the Pacific Ocean.

Brand Names

All brand names are proper nouns.

  • I really need a soft drink.
  • Can you buy me a Coca-Cola?


If you are referring to one specific building with its name, it is a proper noun.

  • Have you ever visited a palace?
  • You should visit Topkapı Palace while in İstanbul.

Human Names

All human names are proper nouns.

  • Did you see that girl?
  • Did you see Bella at the party?

+500 Proper Nouns List Examples

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2. Greenland Sea

3. Lough Corrib

4. Malabo

5. Eastern Mediterranean