name (nām) n. a word or phrase by which a person or thing is known or called.

brand (brændˈ) n. a mark identifying a product or maker

name brand (nām′ brændˈ) adj. 1. a product, line of products, or service having a widely known name 2. a famous product or item, as opposed to a generic item

name brands, inc. (nām′ brændzˈ ink) n. 1. the company with prominent, desirable, famous brands that sell 2. the key to your buying success.