Astrid Name Meaning

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What Does Astrid Mean? 

Astrid is an old Scandinavian name that means “divinely beautiful.” It’s a traditionally feminine name, but will be a great fit for babies of any gender. The name comes from the Old Norse word “ "Ástríðr." “Ástríðr” is made up of two words, “áss” which means god and “fríðr” which means beautiful. It has been in use since the 10th century and was a name given to Scandinavian women of royalty. Some people are of the opinion that the name is derived from the Latin name Astra. However, that’s a completely different name which means “of the stars.” 

By some translations, the name Astrid could also mean “God’s strength.” Astrid isn’t a very popular name in the United States but it’s gradually climbing its way up the charts through pop culture. You’ll come across characters named Astrid in television shows like “Fringe,” “The Office,” “Vikings,” and “The Tomorrow People.” You might also recognize the name from popular books like “Crazy Rich Asians” and “White Oleander.” 

  • Origin: Astrid is an old Scandinavian name.
  • Gender: The name Astrid is historically feminine but can be given to babies of any gender.
  • Pronunciation: As-treed

Although many baby names are separated by gender, Verywell Family believes that sex does not need to play a role in your name selection process. It’s important to select a name that you feel suits your new baby the best.

How Popular is the Name Astrid? 

The name Astrid has been a top 1,000 girl's name in the United States since 2013. In 2020, the peak of its popularity in the United States, 675 babies were given the name Astrid. According to 2020 data from the Social Security Administration, Astrid is the 452nd most popular name for girls. Interestingly the name has been used in the United States for at least a century, the earliest record of its use was in 1892. 

Name Variations 

Astrid has several name variations in other languages and cultures. Some of the most popular of them include: 

  • Assan (Swedish)
  • Asta (Danish, Norwegian, Finnish)
  • Astride (French, Portuguese) 
  • Astrior (Ancient Scandinavian)
  • Astriour (Icelandic) 
  • Astrithr (North Germanic) 
  • Astryd 
  • Estrid 
  • Sassa (Swedish)

Similar Names

Here’s a list of names that feel and have similar meanings to the name Astrid:

  • Adelaide
  • Alex
  • Andrea
  • Aurora 
  • Dahlia
  • Elsa
  • Freya
  • Ingrid
  • Gabriela 
  • Helga
  • Karen 
  • Karina
  • Linda
  • Mabel
  • Matilda 
  • Theodora 
  • Venus 

Suggested Sibling Names 

When considering baby names it’s completely normal to think about matching names for their siblings. Here’s a list of some names that would go perfectly with Astrid: 

  • Anders
  • Anderson 
  • Ari 
  • Bjorn
  • Erica
  • Erik
  • Gus
  • Hansel 
  • Herold
  • Hilda
  • Karena
  • Kirsten 
  • Olaf
  • Olga 
  • Valkryie 
  • Vivica

Famous People Named Astrid   

If you’ve decided on the name Astrid and are curious about who else will be sharing the beautiful name with your baby, here’s a list of some famous and inspiring people who are also named Astrid.

  • Astrid Allwyn, American actress 
  • Astrid Beckmann, German physicist 
  • Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, French-Spanish actress 
  • Astrid Carolina Herrera, Venezuelan actress and beauty queen who won the Miss World title in 1984
  • Astrid Cleve, Swedish botanist, chemist, and researcher. She was also the first woman in Sweden to get a doctoral degree in science
  • Astrid Hadad, Mexican actress and performance artist 
  • Astrid Jacobsen, Norwegian cross-country skier
  • Astrid Kirchherr, German photographer and artist
  • Astrid Krag, Danish politician and member of the Danish parliament
  • Astrid Lindgren, Swedish author popular for writing the "Pippi Longstocking" stories 
  • Astrid Noack, Danish sculptor
  • Astrid North, German soul singer and songwriter 
  • Astrid Olofsdotter, Queen Consort of King Olaf II of Norway 
  • Astrid Smeplass (Astrid S), Norwegian singer and songwriter 
  • Astrid Thors, Finnish politician and member of the Finnish parliament 
  • Astrid Williamson, Scottish musician and songwriter 
  • Queen Astrid of the Belgians, Swedish princess and first wife of King Leopold 

More Baby Names

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  1. Social Security Administration. Popularity of Name. Updated 2020.