Nouns That Start With N

From proper nouns to common nouns and collective nouns to countable nouns, hundreds of nouns start with N. Read through this list for a taste of the many nouns starting with N. 

Popular Nouns That Start With N

a simple table showing some of the most popular nouns that start with N

N is one of the most commonly occurring consonants in the dictionary. And who can forget the letter N’s long-standing place on Wheel of Fortune’s list of free letters in the bonus round? Undoubtedly, you’re sure to recognize some of the popular N nouns listed below. 

  • Nag – a person who persistently pesters another
  • Nail – a small piece of hardware that’s driven into wood with a hammer and used to fasten materials together
  • Name – a word by which a person, group of people, entity, or animal is referred and addressed
  • Nap – a brief respite characterized by sleep, typically in the middle of the day
  • Napkin – used when eating, it’s a square piece of linen or paper used to wipe crumbs and grease from the mouth and hands
  • Narcissism – unrestrained obsession and admiration of oneself
  • Narcotic – a substance, typically a drug, that affects one’s mood or behavior
  • Narration – the art of storytelling
  • Narrator – one who tells or narrates a story; one who delivers accompanying commentary to a movie, play, sports game, etc.
  • Nastiness – the act of being nasty or unpleasant 
  • Nationality – the legal nation to which a person belongs
  • Naturalist – one who has love and respect for nature while practicing conservation
  • Nature – a characteristic deep-rooted in one’s personality; the collective word for things occurring within the physical world 
  • Necessity – something, such as food or water, that’s required for fundamental survival 
  • Neglect – the failure to care for someone or something properly
  • Negotiation – discussions between two or more entities to reach an agreement
  • Neighborhood – a geographic vicinity characterized by a community of people, a region, or even a landmark
  • Nemesis – a rival or enemy known to impede someone; one leading to another’s eventual downfall
  • Nerd – a person who’s considered monotonously studious, silly, or lacking interpersonal skills 
  • Network – a system of two or more interrelated people or groups; a group that shares resources and ideas 
  • Newcomer – one who has recently arrived or is new to a group; a novice in a given scenario
  • Niche – a specialty or activity for which one is best suited; a satisfactory station in life or work
  • Nickname – a familiar or humorous moniker given to a person and used instead of their legal name
  • Niece – the daughter of one’s sibling, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law
  • Nightmare – a scary or distressing dream; a frightening or disagreeable experience
  • Nobility – the quality of goodness and integrity in one’s personality
  • Nod – the act of bowing one’s head; a formal acknowledgment to someone or something
  • Noise – a loud, unpleasant sound that causes a disruption
  • Nonconformist – one who goes against the grain and doesn’t adhere to norms
  • Norm – an acceptable standard shared and adhered to by a given population
  • Notion – a belief or idea about something; a whimsical inclination
  • Nourishment – the food, water, vitamins, and minerals required to sustain one’s body
  • Novel – a narrative work of fiction housed in a paperback, hardcover, or digital book
  • Novice – one with limited experience in a particular field; in religious scenarios, one who is under probation
  • Nozzle – a round spout at the end of a hose, pipe, or tube
  • Nuisance – a person or thing that causes displeasure; something or someone that’s intrusive or offensive
  • Numeric – expressed in numerals; having to do with numbers

Full List of Nouns That Start With N

  • Night
  • Newborn
  • Name
  • North
  • Nature
  • Need
  • News
  • New
  • Network
  • Note
  • Notable
  • Notice
  • Neck
  • Newspaper
  • Noise
  • Nation
  • Northern
  • Nose
  • Notion
  • Novel
  • Nurse
  • Nick
  • Net
  • Navy
  • Necessity
  • Neighbor
  • Nursery
  • Nonsense
  • Newton
  • Neighborhood
  • Nightmare
  • Nest
  • Nerve
  • Negligence
  • Needle
  • Negotiation
  • Narrative
  • Norm
  • Nuisance
  • Nitrogen
  • Neglect
  • Node
  • Napoleon
  • Nobility
  • Notebook
  • Nephew
  • Noon
  • Nylon
  • Nucleus
  • Newsletter
  • Navigation
  • Nut
  • Novelist
  • Nail
  • Noun
  • Nanny
  • Nomination
  • Neutrality
  • Novelty
  • Notation
  • Nan
  • Nutrition
  • Newcomer
  • Nod
  • Nostalgia
  • Niece
  • Nitrate
  • Nave
  • Novice
  • Niche
  • Nun
  • Narrator
  • Notification
  • Nickname
  • Normality
  • Nightclub
  • Nervousness
  • Noble
  • Nausea
  • Necklace
  • Nova
  • Navigator
  • Neutron
  • Neon
  • Northwest
  • Northeast
  • Nether
  • Naturalist
  • Negative
  • Nirvana
  • Nape
  • Negotiator
  • Nominee
  • Nightingale
  • Nap
  • Nutrient
  • Nana
  • Napkin
  • Nozzle
  • Nicotine
  • Nat
  • Nappy
  • Nightdress
  • Negation
  • Nickel
  • Newsagent
  • Neuron
  • Neutralization
  • Nomenclature
  • Nucleotide
  • Nourishment
  • Nightfall
  • Nectar
  • Notoriety
  • Noir
  • Nutmeg
  • Nightlife
  • Normalization
  • Nakedness
  • Neurosis
  • Nonconformity
  • Nipple
  • Neuropathy
  • Nettle
  • nobleman
  • Nadir
  • Nexus
  • Normalization
  • Namesake
  • Navel
  • Newsroom
  • Numeracy
  • Necrosis
  • Nucleation
  • Nearness
  • Notch
  • Nude
  • Netball
  • Narrowness
  • Narration
  • Naturalism
  • Naivety
  • Neckline
  • Notepaper
  • Newsprint
  • Numbness
  • Nuance
  • Nothingness
  • Non-intervention
  • Nymph
  • Notepad
  • Non-fiction
  • Newt
  • Noose
  • Narcissism
  • Nimbus
  • Non-violence
  • Needlework
  • Neurotransmitter
  • Nutshell
  • Nitrite
  • Neoplasia
  • National
  • Nation-state
  • Nightie
  • Nutter
  • Nub
  • Nook
  • Neatness
  • Nudity
  • Nox
  • Nostril
  • Nullity
  • Nearside
  • Nip
  • Naturalness
  • Neutrophil
  • Nunnery
  • Nemesis
  • Nepotism
  • Narcotic
  • Noticeboard
  • Natural
  • Nightgown
  • Nastiness
  • Newness
  • Narcissus
  • Nomad
  • Nutcracker
  • Ninja
  • Nebula
  • Nag
  • Non-smoker
  • Nettie
  • Nurture
  • Negativity
  • Nay
  • Narthex
  • Neurology
  • Newsreader
  • Noddy
  • Nutritionist
  • Nursemaid
  • Nightcap
  • Nightshirt
  • Nonchalance
  • Non-starter
  • Nematode
  • Note-taking
  • Nudge
  • Numerator
  • Nugget
  • Newsreel
  • Napalm
  • Nye
  • Nib
  • Night-time
  • Neighborliness
  • Notary
  • Niceness
  • Novation
  • Neuroscience
  • Necropsy
  • Nocturne
  • Nous
  • Neocortex
  • Neckband
  • Neurologist
  • Nonconformist
  • Noodle
  • Non-existence
  • Nonzero
  • Networker
  • Neurophysiology
  • Naughtiness
  • Necropolis
  • Numeral
  • Nautilus
  • Non-disclosure
  • Nano
  • Naturalization
  • Normativism
  • Nephrite
  • Nightshade
  • Northerner
  • Nibble
  • Nighttime
  • Navvy
  • Nodule
  • Neuropsychology
  • Novella
  • Newsman
  • Nipper
  • Neutral
  • Naze
  • Non-member
  • Nameplate
  • Neophyte
  • Neurosurgery
  • Newsflash
  • Neurosurgeon
  • Necromancer
  • Neuralgia
  • Northside
  • Nonstandard
  • Newscaster
  • Nutcase
  • Neoprene
  • Nudist
  • Newsdesk
  • Normalcy
  • Nightshift
  • Nerd
  • Neutralization
  • Neoclassicism
  • Nurture
  • Nightwear
  • Numerology
  • Necktie
  • Nickel
  • Nosedive
  • Neigh
  • Neighborhood
  • Nasal
  • Naturist
  • Neighbor
  • Nosebag
  • Nuke
  • Nosebleed
  • Necrophilia 
  • Nail
  • Necklace
  • Narcissist
  • Nuclei
  • Nil 
  • Nudism 
  • Nursling
table chart listing nouns that begin with N

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