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18 Examples of Proper Noun and Their Usage

November 12, 2023
written by Sidra Batool

A proper noun is a noun that names a specific person, place, thing, or idea. Proper nouns are always capitalized, even when they appear at the beginning of a sentence.

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John, Mary, Dr. Smith, Abraham Lincoln, New York City, the United States, the Eiffel Tower, Mount Everest, the Mona Lisa, the Bible, a Toyota Camry, the Internet, Christianity, Democracy, and Justice are a few examples of proper noun.

Examples of Proper Noun

Here are 20 examples of proper nouns with descriptions and usage sentences:

1.  John

John is a common male given name.


John went to the store to buy some milk. He asked the cashier if they had any sales today. The cashier said they had a special on eggs, so John decided to buy a dozen.

2.   Tokyo 

Tokyo is the capital city of Japan.


We are flying to Tokyo next week for vacation. I heard Tokyo has amazing restaurants and shopping. I can’t wait to visit the Tokyo Skytree and see the view of the city.

3.   Microsoft

Microsoft is an American multinational technology company.


Microsoft released a new version of Windows this year with many new features. Jane works for Microsoft developing productivity software. The Microsoft Surface tablet has been very popular.

4.  January

January is the first month of the year.


My birthday is in January. We always go skiing in January because it has the best snow. January is the coldest month of the year where we live.

5.   Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is a skyscraper in New York City.


The view from the top of the Empire State Building is breathtaking. The Empire State Building has been featured in many famous movies. We’re going to tour the Empire State Building when we visit New York City.

6.  Tesla

Tesla is an American electric vehicle company.


Tesla makes fully electric cars and trucks. The new Tesla Model 3 has record sales. I test drove a Tesla yesterday and loved how quiet it was.

7.  Mount Everest

Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world.


Many climbers dream of reaching the summit of Mount Everest. The first successful ascent of Mount Everest was in 1953. Mount Everest is located in the Himalayas on the border of Nepal and Tibet.

8.   Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is an American singer-songwriter.


Taylor Swift just released a new album. We have tickets to see Taylor Swift in concert next month. Taylor Swift has won many awards for her music.

9.   iPhone

iPhone is a line of smartphones made by Apple.


The new iPhone has much better battery life. I’m thinking of switching from Android to an iPhone. iPhones are very popular in the United States.

10. Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is a monument in New York Harbor.


The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to the United States. Visiting the Statue of Liberty is a must for any trip to New York City. The Statue of Liberty symbolizes freedom and democracy.

11.  Amazon

Amazon is an American technology company focusing on e-commerce.


Amazon delivered my package in just two days. You can buy almost anything you need on Amazon. Amazon Web Services hosts many major websites.

12.  Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore is a sculpture carved into a mountain in South Dakota.


The faces of four presidents are carved into Mount Rushmore. We learned about the history of Mount Rushmore in school. Mount Rushmore is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the United States.

13.  Coke

Coke is a carbonated soft drink sold worldwide.


Coke is my favorite soda. McDonald’s only sells Coke products, not Pepsi. Coke adds extra carbonation for their Mexican soda exports.

14. Yellowstone

Yellowstone is America’s first national park.


Yellowstone has amazing natural features like geysers and hot springs. We might go camping in Yellowstone this summer. Don’t get too close to the bison in Yellowstone!

15. Boeing

Boeing is an American aerospace company.


Boeing manufactures commercial jetliners and defense products. My uncle works as an engineer at Boeing. Boeing is the world’s largest airplane manufacturer.

16. Saturday

Saturday is the day of the week between Friday and Sunday.


We always go out to dinner on Saturday night. I sleep in late on Saturdays after a long work week. Saturday is the busiest day for our retail store.

17. Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa.


Mount Kilimanjaro is located in Tanzania. It’s a popular but challenging mountain to climb. They say you can see Mount Kilimanjaro from 200 miles away because it’s so tall.

18. Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola is an American beverage company known for its sodas.


Coca-Cola manufactures many different beverage brands. The Coca-Cola Company was founded over 100 years ago. My favorite soda made by Coca-Cola is Sprite.

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