The first element is either Scottish Gaelic aber (“river mouth”) or Pictish aber (“confluence”), both from Proto-Celtic *abū (“river”). 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 Aberdeen council area, Scotland, on the North Sea.
- Nickname: the Granite City
- A council area of Scotland including the city, one of 32 created in 1996.
- A former county in northeastern Scotland; see Aberdeenshire.
- A locality in Monroe County, Arkansas.
- An unincorporated community in Inyo County, California.
- A census-designated place in Florida.
- A village in Georgia, United States.
- A city in Idaho.
- An unincorporated community in Ohio County, Indiana.
- A census-designated place in Porter County, Indiana.
- An unincorporated community in Butler County, Kentucky.
- A city in eastern Maryland, home of the Aberdeen Proving Grounds.
- A city, the county seat of Monroe County, 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, the county seat of Brown County, in northeastern South Dakota, United States.
- A suburb of Devonport, in northern Tasmania, Australia.
- A city in Washington.
- An unincorporated community in Lewis County, West Virginia.
- An area and town in the Southern District, Hong Kong.
- Definitions 7 and 16 use the US pronunciation.
- (port city in Scotland): Aberdeen cutlet
- (an island in Southern District, Hong Kong): Aberdeen Island
- (a channel between Aberdeen Island, Hong Kong and Brick Hill, Hong Kong): Aberdeen Channel
Aberdeen (plural Aberdeens)
- 2003, A. D. Mills, A Dictionary of British Place-Names, Oxford University Press →ISBN
- “Aberdeen, prop.n.” in the Dictionary of the Scots Language, Edinburgh: Scottish Language Dictionaries.