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Astrid began as a baby name for girls prior to the tenth century in Norse culture. It only became popular in America, however, within recent years. The name is most popular associated with a character in the video game “Skyrim” and with the author of “Pippi Longstocking” who is Astrid Lindgren.

Meaning of the name Astrid:

Scandinavian: divinely beautiful, God's strength

Origin of the name Astrid:

Astrid is the more modern version of the ancient Norse name Astrior. It became a name among royalty in the Scandinavian Court during the tenth century. The name has truly turned into an international name with nicknames like Asta and variations like Astride in France.

Symbolism of the name Astrid:

Astrid comes from the root Scandinavian words for “God” and “beautiful.” Some say, however, that the latter part of the name means “strong” instead of “beautiful.”

Style of the name Astrid:

Traditional

Gender of the name Astrid:

The baby name Astrid is a strong name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Astrid:

AS-trid

Number of syllables in the name Astrid:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Astrid:

Astrid is a powerful, overwhelming, and strong baby name. It feels regal and noble too.

Alternative spellings for the name Astrid:

  • Astred
  • Astryd

Nicknames for the name Astrid:

  • Asta
  • Sassa
  • Atti
  • Attie
  • Atty
  • Ari
  • Ridda

Popularity of the name Astrid:

The baby name Astrid was a top 1,000 name from 1906 to 1909 and again from 1911 to 1916. It did not come back to the top 1,000 list until 1995 and 1996, from 2004 to 2005, and again in 2013. The name is quickly ascending in modern times, however, as in the year 2020, it is on the top 500 list at number 452.

Related names for the name Astrid:

Great middle names for Astrid and their meanings:

  • Morgan (white sea dweller)
  • Serafina (burning ones)
  • Charlotte (free man, petite)
  • Hailey (hay meadow)
  • Lucinda (light)
  • Leonora (sun ray)
  • Muriel (sparkling sea, shining sea)
  • Orla (golden princess)

Famous people with the name Astrid:

  • Astrid Lindgren (author, “Pippi Longstocking”)
  • Astrid Berges (actress, “I Origins”)
  • Astrid Kirchherr (photographer for The Beatles)
  • Astrid Allwyn (actress, “City of Missing Girls”)
  • Astrid Strauss (Olympic swimmer)
  • Astrid Williamson (songwriter, “Hozanna”)
  • Astrid Bryan (professional model)

Astrids in popular culture:

  • Astrid (character in “Skyrim” video game)
  • Astrid Levenson (character on “The Office”)
  • Astrid Malchance (character on “The Originals”)
  • Astrid Ellison (character in “Gone” series)
  • Astrid (character on “Once”)
  • Astrid Peth (character on “Doctor Who”)
  • Astrid Tanner (character in “Sims” video games)