The first element is either Scottish Gaelic aber (“river mouth”) or Pictish aber (“confluence”). The second element is Don (“river in Scotland”) (the site of Old Aberdeen). Written Aberdon circa 1187 and Aberden circa 1214.
- A port city in Scotland, on the North Sea.
- A county in northeastern Scotland.
- A CDP in Florida
- A village in the State of Georgia
- A city in Idaho
- A CDP in Porter County, Indiana
- A city in eastern Maryland, home of the Aberdeen Proving Grounds.
- A city in Mississippi
- A town in New South Wales
- A town in North Carolina
- A community in Nova Scotia
- A village in Ohio
- A community in Ontario
- A town in Saskatchewan
- A town in Eastern Cape, South Africa
- A city in northeastern South Dakota.
- A city in Washington
- Definitions 7 and 16 use the US pronunciation.
Aberdeen (plural Aberdeens)
- (usually capitalized) A wide evenly curved fishhook.
- (usually capitalized) Alternative form of Aberdeen Terrier.
- ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 , ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 3
- 2003, A. D. Mills, A Dictionary of British Place-Names, Oxford University Press (ISBN 0198527586)