Astrid Name Meaning & Origin
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).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Comments and insights on the name Astrid: | Edit
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...
Astrid is a beautiful name. Many North Americans aren't used to it but it's popular in Europe. Gorgeous name! Very feminine.
I was born in Norway and given this name at birth. But when I moved to the US I began to go by the nickname Ari, which everyone addresses me as now
- Personal experiences with the name Astrid: | Edit
I was born and raised in the Netherlands and later emigrated to Canada. It's a beautiful and unique name but people in English speaking countries don't know how to pronounce it. It's not "Estrid or Asstrid" it's "Ah-strid" As far as it's nicknames are like astroid is very immature and likely those types of people will have a nickname for everyone. I kept my name and introduce my self as Ahstrid. A beautiful strong nordic name.
Ah-strid sounds like ostrich.
I was just going to say that but you beat me to it.
- Nicknames for Astrid: | Edit
Sassa, Asta, Strid, Ash, Ari, Ari Ari
- Meanings and history of the name Astrid: | Edit
Astrid means "beautiful as a goddess" in Old Norse.
Pronounced: AHS-trid in Germany. AHS-tree in Norway.
- Famous real-life people named Astrid: | Edit
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
- Astrid in song, story & screen: | Edit
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."
Astrid Ellison, a character in the Gone series by Michael Grant
Astrid is the name of a master assassin in the rpg video game "Skyrim"