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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Aberdeen

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  1. A city in northeastern Scotland on the North Sea
  2. A town in northeastern Maryland
  3. A town in northeastern South Dakota
  4. A town in western Washington

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.

  1. A port city in Scotland, on the North Sea.
  2. A county in northeastern Scotland.
  3. A census-designated place in Florida
  4. A village in the State of Georgia
  5. A city in Idaho
  6. A census-designated place in Porter County, Indiana
  7. A city in eastern Maryland, home of the Aberdeen Proving Grounds.
  8. A city in Mississippi
  9. A town in New South Wales
  10. A town in North Carolina
  11. A community in Nova Scotia
  12. A village in Ohio
  13. A community in Ontario
  14. A town in Saskatchewan
  15. A town in Eastern Cape, South Africa
  16. A city in northeastern South Dakota.
  17. A city in Washington
  18. (usually capitalized) A wide evenly curved fishhook.
  19. (usually capitalized) Alternative form of Aberdeen terrier

Aberdeen was also found in the following language(s): French and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Aberdeen

Aberdeen was born in 1985. She passed away on April 28th, 2012.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Aberdeen

The Earl of Aberdeen was an office holder. The was born on January 28th, 1784 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. He left this life on December 14th, 1860.


David Aberdeen was an architect. David was given the name David du Roi Aberdeen in 1913. He breathed his last breath in 1987.


He passed away in 1559.


He passed away in 1171.


Keston Aberdeen is a sports team member for the Joe Public F.C.


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Popularity of Aberdeen as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Aberdeen U.S.
  White 22.49% 64.26%
  African American 67.94% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.83% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.26% 16.26%

Of Last Name Aberdeen

People with the last name Aberdeen are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Aberdeen

  • How Popular is the name Aberdeen? Aberdeen is the 30,286th most popular name of all time. As a last name Aberdeen was the 88,685th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Aberdeen have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 156 babies born with the first name Aberdeen in the United States. That's more than enough people named Aberdeen to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Aberdeen? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Aberdeen first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Aberdeen is Monday, September 6th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Aberdeen born? The highest recorded use of the first name Aberdeen was in 2017 with a total of 25 babies.
  • Random Aberdeen Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Aberdeen is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Aberdeen: Your name in reverse order is Needreba. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nreedeba. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Aberdeen? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 209 people with the last name Aberdeen.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Aberdeen? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Aberdeen as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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