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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.

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.

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-Spanish 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
Astrid Williamson, Scottish musician and songwriter, born in Shetland.

Pop Culture References for the name Astrid

Astrid Levenson, daughter of Jan Levenson on TV's "The Office" whom Michael mistakenly refers to as "astird" (say it outloud)
Astrid Malchance, character in TV's "The Originals"
Astrid Jones, character in A.S. King's "Ask the Passengers"
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
Astrid Marcus, character on TV's "Best Friends Whenever"
Astrid "Stains" Stanislowski, character on TV's "Liv and Maddie"
Astrid Kolfinnsdottir, character in the Waterfire Saga series by Jennifer Donnelly

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