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Gender: F Meaning of Astrid: "divinely beautiful" Origin of Astrid: Norse Astrid's Popularity in 2015: #890

Astrid has been a Scandinavian royal name since the tenth century--and more recently in Belgium-- but has never really assimilated into our culture the way Ingrid did. Many people associated it with the Swedish author of the Pippi Longstocking stories, Astrid Lindgren.

With the renewed interest in ethnic names, Astrid might be worth consideration by parents with Norse roots, or who even have enjoyed a holiday among the fjords.

Astrid is the name of the teenaged heroine of the novel White Oleander and has appeared as a character in How to Train Your Dragon and the TV shows Fringe and Once.

Astrid is currently a Top 25 name in her native Sweden and, in 2013, reentered the US Top 1000.

Famous People Named Astrid

Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren, Swedish children's novelist
Ástrid Berges-Frisbey, French and Spanich actress
Astrid Kirchherr, German photographer of The Beatles
Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Franco-Spanish actress and model
Astrid Allwyn, American actress
Astrid Strauss, German Olympic swimmer
Astrid Sofia Lovisa Thyra of Sweden, Queen consort of Leopold III of Belgium
Astrid Josephine-Charlotte Fabrizia Elisabeth Paola Marie, Princess of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este

Pop Culture References for the name Astrid

Astrid Levenson, daughter of Jan Levenson on TV's "The Office"
Astrid Malchance, character in TV's "The Originals"
Astrid Farnsworth, a main character on TV's "Fringe"
Astrid Hofferson, character in animated movie "How to Train Your Dragon" played by America Ferrera
Astrid Ellison, main character in Michael Grant's Gone series
Astrid, character in video game "Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn"
Astrid Magnussen, main character in Janet Fitch's "White Oleander"
Astrid, character on TV's "Once"
Astrid Peth, character on "Doctor Who" played by Kylie Minogue
Astrid, character in video game 'The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim'
Astrid Finch, character on TV's "The Tomorrow People"
Astrid Krieger, main character in "Firecracker" by David Iserson
Astrid of Grenville, dog in The Baby-Sitters Club series

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