A noun is the name of a?

A noun is a word for a person, a place, or a thing.

A proper noun is the name of a specific person, place, or thing.

A common noun is a general word for a person, a place, or a thing.

EXAMPLES

Person:

neighbor - common noun

sister - common noun

pilot - common noun

Ned Flanders - proper noun

Mother Teresa - proper noun

Wright Brothers - proper noun

Place:

country - common noun

capital - common noun

park - common noun

Portugal - proper noun

Washington DC - proper noun

Yellowstone National Park - proper noun

Thing:

street - common noun

elephant - common noun

cookie - common noun

Champs Elysées - proper noun

Dumbo - proper noun

Oreo - proper noun