The north star is polaris's other name.
Polaris is often referred to as the North Star, though both are equally as common. Alpha Ursae Minoris, the actual name for the star, is the brightest star in its constellation.
Polaris. Commonly known as the North Star
Polaris = North Star/Alpha Ursae Minoris
The North Star The Pole Star Polaris
The Pole Star or Polaris.
The name of the north star is Polaris. As the brightest star in the constellation of Ursa Minor it is also called alpha Ursae Minoris. It is actually a multiple star comprised of Polaris Aa, Polaris Ab and Polaris B.
North star, or Polaris, is the name of a bright star that is CURRENTLY near the celestial north pole. Since the position of the north pole will change in the future, Polaris will still be called Polaris, but it will no longer be the north star.
The Pole Star and Polaris
Polaris or the Pole star