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Another form is Estrid. Astrid is pronounced as "UST-ridd".
Ylva  6/22/2005
The name Astrid also means strength.
disasterstruck  6/28/2005
The novel White Oleaner's heroine is named Astrid (Magnussen?)
Fink  8/7/2005
This is my name. Many people think it has astrological meaning but it means "the divine power of god". I am a very strong minded person.
drista  8/10/2005
Astrid Lindgren is a wonderful writer of children's books, the most famous of which is Pippi Longstocking (but the best, in my opinion, is Saltkrokan - Seacrow Island).
― Anonymous User  8/12/2005
This name is very pretty. I will name my children this name.
― Anonymous User  10/1/2005
Astrid was the name of a queen of Belgium, the mother of the late King Baudouin and the present King Albert. She died in a car accident in 1935 at the young age of 29, and was very loved by Belgian people.
alberto  11/28/2005
This is my mother's name and to me it's a very strong and beautiful name. It's also the name of one of my teachers. I'd like to use it one day because they are both very strong women who I admire.
GLynElisabeth  11/29/2005
Astrid Kirchherr is the artist and photographer who got to know The Beatles during their time in Hamburg. She took the famous photographs of them there, styled their hair in the "moptop" hairstyle and designed their collarless suits. She also dated Stuart Sutcliffe, at that time a member of The Beatles.
― Anonymous User  12/19/2005
Astrid grew on my from the first time I saw it in a naming book. Then after reading a book with a heroine named Astrid it grew in me even more. From another source I heard that Astrid is Greek for "star". I can't confirm it but I do like the idea of it meaning "star". To me it looks like Astrid could come from the word "astroid" even.
Missy  3/10/2006
It's getting to be a rather popular name in Denmark. I like this name because it's a little more special and interesting than...let's say Emma (I believe it's the most popular name in Denmark right at the moment). No offence, Emma's around the world!
CB_DK  6/2/2006
Astrid's a cute name, and it's different, which is great. :D
Surreal  9/24/2006
It's spelled differently but we could also consider the delightful Brazilian vocalist, Astrud Gilberto, as being associated with this name.
― Anonymous User  3/31/2007
The pronunciation depends on the area. In Norway the d is silent (like in Ingrid and other related names), and it's pronounced more or less AH-stri ['astrý].
Silje  4/28/2007
Honestly, this name repels me. I would never name my child this, but others can.
― Anonymous User  6/9/2007
Princess Astrid of Norway (b. 1932) is the sister of King Harald V of Norway.
Kate  8/19/2007
Princess Astrid of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este, is the daughter of King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium. She is married to Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este.
Kate  8/19/2007
Also used in Germany. [noted -ed]
SMHRS  10/15/2007
Astrid, queen of the Belgians, lived from 1905 to 1935.
deroest  11/25/2007
The "ast" part of this name makes me think of stars (because it means star in Greek). It sounds like a name for an ethereal princess in a fantasy story.
Pippin  3/15/2008
Pronounced AHST-reet.
sarahj  4/8/2008
Also used in France. [noted -ed]
Marie-Amelie  7/3/2008
It is the name of my favorite fanfiction character, Astrid Ackerly.
blackgoodbye  7/20/2008
After seeing the movie White Oleander, I fell in love with the name Astrid. I consider using it for one of my own children someday.
katherine24  8/3/2008
I loved this name until it became the butt of a stupid joke on "the Office." I can't get the association out of my head now.
MoonAgeDaydreamer  10/26/2008
Astrid is the name of a character on the TV show "Fringe".
ClementineFox7  2/11/2009
Astrid is a playable character in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance.
ICEyun  2/24/2009
I don't know if this counts for a famous bearer or not but still. Kylie Minogue played Astrid Peth in Doctor Who's 2007 episode "Voyage of the Dammed". She was a waitress who, lucky girl, got to kiss the Doctor.
ema_kala  4/10/2009
From 1980 to 1983 there was in Spain a child musical group, Regaliz, composed oftwo boys and two girls. The name of one of the girls is Astrid.
alberto  5/28/2009
This is such a beautiful name. It's powerful, yet still feminine at the same time! Another thing I love about this name is how it's unique! I would totally use it as a middle name, but as a first name would still be beautiful as well! (:
RosePetals016  6/24/2009
In German Astrid is pronounced AHS-trit. [noted -ed]
mafiosa  8/6/2009
This is a really coolio name. My only problem is that is starts with Ass. You know, "Ass-strid". On any level, I still love it!
baileymarissa  9/12/2009
Jan's daughter in The Office tv show. Michael thinks its Astird.
maged  10/3/2009
I think. I think that I would use this as a boy name. It sounds so masculine to me.
baileymarissa  10/27/2009
Naming your son Astrid is equal to naming him Eleanor.
― Anonymous User  12/5/2009
Astrid is a gorgeous name! It's definitely one of my favorites, and it's uncommon, which makes it even better. This name would perfectly suit a rebellious girl with original, rock 'n' roll style.
XxproudrulerxX  11/28/2009
I love this name; I think it sounds really elitist without being too snobby, and in my name book it says that this name means "divinely beautiful", so in my opinion it certainly lives up to its name! :)
walesgal92  12/19/2009
I love this name. It's strong, it's memorable, it has a great meaning - really, you can't go wrong with Astrid. It's definitely in my top ten.
TheDreadedSockMonkey  12/30/2009
But it's one letter off from astroid.
Aureliano  2/26/2010
I love this name, I worry, however that it might come across a bit pretentious to call a child Astrid though. You know like I have this idea of her as a cello-playing artist from birth but it's certainly unique and it's a classic name.
northernlight  4/2/2010
This name is pretty. I like the fact that it's not overly feminine.
Chrila96  10/20/2010
I love this name. I want to use it because it has a great meaning, beautiful sound and it's a perfect blend of my Norwegian and German heritage if that makes any sense. I don't want my child to be called "Asteriod" though.
Chrila96  10/26/2010
I'm clearly in the minority here, but I do not like this name at all. It literally sounds "spacey" to me, not only because of its seemingly astrological association but because it just sounds weird to me.
Meadow  12/19/2010
Astrid is the name of a character in the movie "How to Train Your Dragon." She is my favorite character and I love this name.
missreader  12/28/2010
This name is stunning. Everything about it is stunning. It has something very strong about it, whilst not losing any beauty to it. One of my favourite girls names. :)
xsai  5/21/2011
Astrid was the main antagonist in the book Blood and Chocolate. She was described as a "foxey, bitchy vixen."
― Anonymous User  6/16/2011
Astrid Steele is the name of a former porn star played by Jennifer Jones in undoubtedly her bizarrest movie, the 1969 trash Angel, Angel, Down We Go (aka Cult of the Damned).
alberto  6/26/2011
I was nearly named Astrid (because of the similarity to the Greek word for 'star'), but my mother hated it. It's a shame because I love the name and it's fairly unusual here.
the_awesome_elf  1/8/2012
Please note that the meaning of the Norse adjective fríðr is "beautiful" in the original sense of "beloved", thus the meaning of the name ÁSTRÍÐR, and therefore all derivations, is "she who is loved by the Gods". The meaning stated takes away the spiritual part of the name. It's my own name and been doing research about it for 15 years.
― Anonymous User  1/16/2012
What a pretty name! My name is Melissa and I hate it. I wish my parents named me this.
MeinNameIstMelissa  6/12/2013
This is my middle name - I've always been very proud of it, maybe because both my grandmother and grand-grandmother wear it too, and I love them dearly. To me, it always felt like a very robust, sturdy, but yet elegant, name.
Sunsetdancer  9/26/2013
Astrid is the name of a character in Skyrim, she's the leader of the Dark Brotherhood.
pepper256pasta  12/24/2013
What a wonderful modern-sounding name. It being the name of the creator of Pippi Longstockings just gives it good vibes. I saw on a list that Aster is an upcoming name in America... I prefer Astrid. I found this name from a movie where a beautiful young girl had this name and I fell in love with its international sound, its history, and its rarity in the US.
stephanja  1/23/2014
This is a beautiful name and is pronounced Ah-strid. It reminds me of a heroine/fantasy princess. Thank you!
― Anonymous User  4/26/2014
One of the main characters from the popular children's movie series, How To Train Your Dragon, is named Astrid.
Mrsolearysayswoaf  10/21/2014
Astrid Ellison is one of the main characters in the 'Gone' novel series by Michael Grant.
NamesInterestMe  11/20/2014
Astrid has always been my favorite girl name. Its nice that it doesn't sound overly feminine without being a unisex name.
twlightblack11  12/7/2014
Astrid was very common in Norway in the first half of the 20th century. It ranked at #3 in 1900 (behind Anna and Marie), #2 in 1905 (behind Anna), #3 in 1910 (behind Anna and Gudrun), #3 in 1915 (behind Anna and Solveig), #6 in 1920, #9 in 1925, #6 in 1930, #2 in 1935 (behind Bjørg), and #10 in 1940 and 1945.
Quamalamalam  1/14/2015
I read that this name also means divine strength.
didusaydisney  6/7/2015
I feel like I'm the only one who doesn't like the name Astrid. It starts with "ass," which is … dangerous, and ends with "trid," which is close to "turd" and just sounds ugly. It also seems like a very pretentious name.

I love How To Train Your Dragon, though.
AnonymousUser  10/12/2015
Well here's a comment from someone with that name. I don't mind being called Astrid. I actually like my name. Never had any issues with being teased about it or anything like that. If anything, most people comment that it's a pretty name and quite unusual in my country which is Malta, Europe. And no, I am not in the least bit pretentious :)
Another Astrid  4/6/2016
I thought, but cannot confirm, that the French form was Astride, pronounced a(s)-TREED. [noted -ed]
The folk etymology including Greek astra ‘star’ or asteroid should be obvious.
To German school children looking for a way to mock a bearer of this name, it easily sounds like “Arschtritt” ‘kick in the butt’.
Crissov  4/24/2016
Astrid Bryan is a Flemish Belgian model, singer, actress, television personality, creative director.
cutenose  5/30/2016
I don't care for this name at all (I never did) it sounds way too close to "ass-turd" Also, Ashtray, Aspirin & Asteroid all come to mind.
Personally, if I was naming a child, I would steer clear from names that begin, or even contain, the sound of "ass" in them. Astrid & Aspen are great examples of that. I don't understand why anyone would give a human being a name that contains the exact same sound of "ass" in it. Seems illogical to me.
― Anonymous User  6/23/2016
This is my name and I love that it's unique. In school I was never once called "ass-turd, ashtray, or asprin". Thankfully I was named Astrid and proud of it. Seems to me that women that have been named "Astrid" are strong minded people with strong personalities.
Anonymous1234  7/21/2016
Too odd sounding to me. Hate it.
Luvbug86  9/24/2016
I actually don't think this sounds old to me. It sounds refreshing.
― Anonymous User  12/16/2016
What a beautiful name! I love how it sounds and flows perfectly. Personally, I think Arista and Astrid would be perfect twin girl names.
thezenithofnadir  2/18/2017
Astrid Smeplass, known professionally as Astrid S, is a Norwegian singer and songwriter. In 2013, she had her breakthrough when she placed fifth in the Norwegian version of Pop Idol called Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne.
cutenose  5/5/2017
Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey is a French-Spanish actress and model. She is best known for playing Suzanne in The Sea Wall, the mermaid Syrena in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Sofi in I Origins. She is the recipient of the Prix Suzanne Bianchetti in 2009 and the Trophée Chopard Award for Female Revelation of the Year at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and a nomination at the 2016 David di Donatello in Rome.
cutenose  5/23/2017
The name Astrid was given to 363 girls born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Astrid are female.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2017
Makes me think of the word asteroid.
Tatumarore  6/9/2017
Astrid Sofia Lovisa Thyra of Sweden was Queen consort of the Belgians as the first wife of King Leopold III. By birth she was a princess of Sweden's royal House of Bernadotte. Her grandsons include King Philippe of Belgium and Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg.
cutenose  7/15/2017
Honestly, if you're not even Nordic or a part of Scandinavian culture it's ridiculous to name your child Astrid. It's just as strange as having a girl from Ulaanbaatar being named Ragnhildur or a white lad from Houston called Guo Liang.
Alleinad  10/5/2017
Astrid is a Swedish speech synthesiser created by Ivona Software.
― Anonymous User  10/26/2017
I like this name. It's strong, very strong, yet still feminine, very characteristic and good for a woman of any age. If I lived in any Scandinavian countries and wanted to have children, I'd surely consider this name for my daughter. I have a friend called Astrid and she's Dutch and I like her. My other association with this name is pretty obvious - Astrid Lindgren. I love her. Yet another is Astrid - wife of king Olaf.
mairinn  10/26/2017

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