Astrid: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Astrid
Origin of the name Astrid:
Derived from the Old Norse Ássfriđr, an Old Norse compound name composed of the elements áss (a god) and friđr (beautiful, fair).
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Astrid Lingren, upon hearing she was about to have some piece of rock in the solar system named after her, suggested she should change her name to Asteroid Lindgren...
This name is absolutely beautiful, but I can't help worrying it's too easily turned into a terrible nickname: a**-turd.
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- Nicknames for Astrid: | Edit
Sassa, Asta, Strid, Ash
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Astrid means "beautiful as a goddess" in Old Norse.
Pronounced: AHS-trid in Germany. AHS-tree in Norway.
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Astrid Lindgren, Swedish children's book author (e.g. Pippi Longstocking, Brothers Lionheart, Mio, Ronja Robber's daughter and many more)
Astrid Kirchherr, German photographer and artist.
Astrid Sofia Lovisa Thyra, Princess of Sweden, Queen of Belgium
Astrid Joséphine-Charlotte Fabrizia Elisabeth Paola Marie, Princess of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Êste
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Astrid Levinson (daughter of Jan Levinson on "The Office")
Astrid Magnussen, main character in the novel and film "White Oleander", played by Alison Lohman
Astrid Farnsworth, a fictional character on the Television show Fringe.
Astrid Peth, a fictional character, played by Kylie Minogue, in the television show "Doctor Who."
Astrid Larson, important character in The Change series novels by S. M. Stirling.
Astrid Hofferson, a fictional character, voiced by America Ferrera, in the movie "How to Train Your Dragon."