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Types of Nouns: Proper Nouns

Proper nouns (also called proper names) are the words which name specific people, organisations, things, or places. They always start with a capital letter. Remember, if it is a NAME, it is a PROPER NOUN.

Each part of a person's name:

Elizabeth Helen Ruth Jones, Madhu, Mahatma Gandhi

Names of organisations or trademarks:

Microsoft, Rolls Royce, the Round Table, WWW

Given or pet names of animals:

Lassie, Trigger, Sam

Names of cities and countries:

Paris, London, New York, England, English, Indians

Geographical and Celestial Names:

The Red Sea, Alpha Centauri, Mars, The Himalayas

Monuments, buildings, meeting rooms:

The Taj Mahal, The Eiffel Tower, Room 222

Historical events, laws, periods:

The Civil War, The Industrial Revolution, World War I

Months, days of the week, holidays:

Monday, Christmas, December, Diwali

Religions, deities, scriptures:

Hinduism, God, Christ, Islam, the Bible, the Gita

Awards, vehicles, brands:

The Nobel Prize, Ford Focus, The Bismarck, Kleenex


The Independence Day, Diwali, Children’s Day, Holi

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