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[as-trid; Norwegian ahs-tree] /ˈæs trɪd; Norwegian ˈɑs tri/
a female given name: from Scandinavian, meaning “divine strength.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Astrid also came to King Olaf, with the men who had attended her; and great was the joy on all sides at this meeting.

    Heimskringla Snorri Sturlason
  • Mrs. Astrid was much disturbed by them, and complained that they prevented her sleeping.

    Strife and Peace Fredrika Bremer
  • But now Hjalte's moody face fell upon Astrid, and he began to question her.

    From a Swedish Homestead Selma Lagerlf
  • On Susanna's entrance into the room Mrs. Astrid turned hastily to her.

    Strife and Peace Fredrika Bremer
  • Knut, who was sitting in the house, laughed heartily, for he knew that Astrid had a habit of humming it when she sat at work.

    The Bridal March; One Day Bjrnstjerne Bjrnson
  • Then came Mrs. Astrid; then Susanna; then Harald, who carried his arm in a sling.

    Strife and Peace Fredrika Bremer
Word Origin and History for Astrid

fem. proper name, from Norse, related to Old High German Ansitruda, from ansi "god" (see Asgard) + trut "beloved, dear."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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