[ 2 syll. as-trid, ast-r-id ] The baby girl name Astrid is pronounced as AA-STRahD †. Astrid is largely used in Dutch, English, German, and Scandinavian, and its origin is Old Norse. Astrid is of the meaning divinely beautiful. A two-element name, it is derived from the elements 'áss' which means god, divinity ; 'fridr' peace, beautiful, fair. Astridr (Old Norse) and Astrithr (Old Norse) are original forms of the name. The name has been used by Norway's royal families for hundreds of years; bearers include the 11th-century Queen Astrid, wife of Saint Olaf of Norway, and Princess Astrid of Norway (1932-). Queen Astrid of Belgium (1905-35) also bore the name, and her popularity contributed to the adoption of the name among English speakers in the early 20th century.
Astrid has 23 variant transcriptions that are used in English and other languages. English variant transcriptions include Aster, Astlyr, Astlyrd, Astra, Astrad, Astread, Astred, Astreed, Astri, Astrida, Astrik, Astrod, Astrud, Astryd, Astyr, and Ástríður. Other English variants include the pet forms Assa, Assi, Asta (used in Finnish, German, and Scandinavian as well), and Atti. A variant transcription of Astrid used in other languages is Asfrid (Scandinavian). The pet form Sassa (Scandinavian), and the spelling variant Estrid (Norse and Scandinavian) are other foreign forms.
Astrid is fairly popular as a baby name for girls, and it is also regarded as fairly trendy. The name's popularity has been growing since the 2010s. Its usage peaked recently in 2018 with 0.024% of baby girls being named Astrid. Its ranking then was #661. Among all girl names in its group, Astrid was the most widely used in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Astrid: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)"
Details of famous persons named Astrid:
Author Astrid Lindgren, born Astrid Ericson, 14 November 1907 - 28 January 2002, Vimmerby, Sweden.
Royalty Queen Astrid of Belgium, born 17 November 1905 - 29 August 1935, Stockholm, Sweden.
Royalty Princess Astrid of Norway, born Astrid Maud Ingeborg, 12 February 1932, Villa Solbakken, Oslo, Norway.