"divinely beautiful"

Astrid Origin and Meaning

The name Astrid is a girl's name of Scandinavian, Norse origin meaning "divinely beautiful".

Astrid has been a Scandinavian royal name since the tenth century, and many people associated it with the Swedish author of the Pippi Longstocking stories, Astrid Lindgren. Astrid is derived from the name Ástríðr, which is made up of the Old Norse elements that mean "god" and "beautiful."

Related names include Asta, a diminutive used throughout Scandinavia, and Astride, the French form. Despite their similarities, Astrid is unrelated to Astra, a Latin name meaning "of the stars."

Astrid has never really assimilated into our culture the way Ingrid did, but with the renewed interest in international names, Astrid might be worth consideration by parents with Norse roots.

Astrid is the name of the teenage heroine of Janet Finch's 1999 novel White Oleander and has appeared as a character in How to Train Your Dragon and the TV shows Fringe and Once upon a Time.

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Famous People Named Astrid

  • Astrid Sofia Lovisa Thyra of SwedenQueen consort of Leopold III of Belgium
  • Astrid OlofsdotterQueen Consort of Olav II of Norway
  • Astrid JosephineCharlotte Fabrizia Elisabeth Paola Marie, Princess of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria,Este
  • Astrid Maud IngeborgMrs. Ferner, Princess of Norway
  • Astrid Anna Emilia LindgrenSwedish children's novelist
  • Àstrid BergèsFrisbey, French,Spanish actress
  • Astrid KirchherrGerman photographer of The Beatles
  • Astrid AllwynAmerican actress
  • Astrid StraussGerman Olympic swimmer
  • Astrid WilliamsonScottish musician and songwriter
  • Astrid Bryan (born Astrid Maria Maurice Nuyens)Belgian model
  • Astrid HenningJensen, Danish film director
  • Astrid Uhrenholdt JacobsenNorwegian skier
  • Astrid SmeplassNorwegian pop singer
  • Astrid KragDanish politician
  • Astrid KumbernussGerman Olympic shot putter and discus thrower
  • Astrid LødemelNorwegian skier
  • Astrid M. CleveSwedish botanist; first Swedish woman to earn a doctoral degree in science
  • Astrid Carolina Herrera; Venezuelan actress and Miss World 1984
  • Astrid HadadMexican actress and singer
  • Astrid Vilhelmine HolmDanish actress
  • Astrid NoackDanish sculptor
  • (Ibolyka) Astrid Maria VarnaySwedish,American operatic soprano
  • Astrid VillaumeDanish actress
  • (Vendela) Astrid Paterson YoungCanadian singer; half,sister of singer Neil Young
  • Astrid RabetteFrench rhythmic gymnast

Astrid in Pop Culture

  • Astrid Levensondaughter of Jan Levenson on TV's "The Office"
  • Astrid Malchancecharacter in TV's "The Originals"
  • Astrid Jonescharacter in A.S. King's "Ask the Passengers"
  • Astrid Farnswortha main character on TV's "Fringe"
  • Astrid Hoffersoncharacter in animated movie "How to Train Your Dragon"
  • Astrid Tannercharacter in "Sims" series
  • Astrid Ellisonmain character in Michael Grant's Gone series
  • Astridcharacter in video game "Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn"
  • Astrid Magnussenmain character in Janet Fitch's "White Oleander"
  • Astridcharacter on TV's "Once"
  • Astrid Pethcharacter on "Doctor Who" played by Kylie Minogue
  • Astridcharacter in video game 'The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim'
  • Astrid Finchcharacter on TV's "The Tomorrow People"
  • Astrid Kriegermain character in "Firecracker" by David Iserson
  • Astrid of Grenvilledog in The Baby,Sitters Club series
  • Astrid Marcuscharacter on TV's "Best Friends Whenever"
  • Astrid "Stains" Stanislowskicharacter on TV's "Liv and Maddie"
  • Astrid Kolfinnsdottircharacter in the Waterfire Saga series
  • Astrida snooty kangaroo villager in Nintendo's Animal Crossing series
  • Astrid Vasquezmain character in "Roller Girl"
  • Astrid LeongTeo, character in "Crazy Rich Asians"

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