Astrid


Astrid

Astrid, Estrid, Æstriðr or Ástríðr is a given name of North Germanic origin. It comes from Old Norse "Ásfríðr" (Divine Beauty), from "áss" (god) + "fríðr" (beautiful).

Names derived from Astrid include the name Astrida, which is a somewhat common name for girls in the country of Latvia. The name Astrida may have originated when the city of Butare in Rwanda was renamed by its Belgian colonial rulers in honor of Queen Astrid, or by following an Eastern European regional convention of adding the letter 'a' to the end of a name to denote the name as being that of a female.

People

*Queen Astrid Eiriksdottir, daughter of Eirik Bjodaskalle and mother of Olaf I of Norway, who ruled Norway from 995-1000
*Queen Astrid of Sweden (1905-1935), wife of King Léopold III of Belgium
*Princess Astrid of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este (1962 - ), daughter of King Albert II
*Princess Astrid of Norway (1932 - ), sister to King Harald
*Astrid Varnay, Swedish-born operatic soprano
*Astrid Lindgren, Swedish author
*Astrid Kirchherr, German photographer and artist
*Astrid Strauß, East German swimmer
*Astrid Williamson, Scottish musician
*Astrid Carolina Herrera, Miss World 1984
*Estrid Margarete Svendsdatter, a princess and sister of Cnut
*Estrid of the Obotrites, a Swedish queen
*Estrid, an 11th century Swedish lady whose saga is immortalized on six or seven runestones
*Astrud Gilberto, Brazilian singer
*Astrid van der Veen, Dutch singer.

In science

*1128 Astrid, an asteroid and namesake of the Astrid family of asteroids
*Astrid Award, awards in communication arts and sciences
*Astrid (satellites), two scientific microsatellites developed by the Swedish Space Corporation
*ASTRID particle storage ring, a dual-mode ring which can store electrons or ions of either polarity, in Aarhus

In fiction

*Astrid (band) a disbanded music group from the Isle of Lewis
*a military starship in the real time strategy game "Ground Control" and its sequel, "Ground Control 2: Operation Exodus"
*Astrid Peth, the Companion in the 2007 "Doctor Who" Christmas special "Voyage of the Damned"
*Astrid Ferrier, the main guest protagonist in the 1967-8 "Doctor Who" serial, "The Enemy of the World"
*Astrid Larsson, a character in The Emberverse series
*Astrid Magnussen, troubled teenage protagonist of the novel "White Oleander"
*Astrid, a character from the video game ""
*Astrid, the name given to the Goat-Girl in the story "Secret Observations on the Goat-Girl", by Joyce Carol Oates
*Astrid, a minor character in the video game ""
*Astrid Farnsworth, a character on the TV show "Fringe"


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