- The name of a street.
- The name of a broker or brokerage firm as used when registering a security owned by a customer in order to simplify trading.
- An alternative or slang term for something, especially an illegal drug: “Acid” is a street name for LSD.
- An alternative name that a person chooses or is given, especially as used in inner city neighborhoods: “[She] wears a gold necklace with the letters F-R-E-S-H—her street name—spelled out in rhinestones” (Ted Gup).
street name - Investment & Finance Definition
Securities that are held by a brokerage firm on behalf of a customer; the securities are in the name of the brokerage firm. Securities held by a brokerage firm are easier to sell, because they can be transferred to another broker without having to deliver the physical certificates that list the customer’s name.