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What does Asta mean?

Asta Pronunciation of Asta [as-ta] as a girls' name is of Greek and Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Asta is "star-like; love". Also a short form of Anastasia, Astrid, Augusta, etc. Asta is the name of the terrier owned by Nick and Nora Charles in the famous "Thin Man" movies of the 1930s.

Associated with: greek, norse, star.


Asta has 11 variants: Astera, Asteria, Asti, Astra, Estella, Esther, Estrella, Etoile, Hadassah, Hester and Stella.

22 more different relations via Anastasia, Astrid, Augusta: Ana, Anastay, Anna, Anstass, Anya, Asia, Assa, Assi, Astri, Astrud, Astryr, Atti, Austina, Austyna, Gusta, Nastya, Staz, Tasa, Tasia, Tasja, Tasya and Tina.

Creative forms:
(female) Arta, Aste, ..

(male) Astad, Asto, ..

Middle name pairings:
Asta Baylor (A.B.), ..

How popular is Asta?

Asta is an uncommonly occurring first name for females but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#37480 out of 150436, Top 25%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Asta (unlisted) are Anna (#44 from recent data), Stella (#51), Esther (#203), Ana (#211), Anastasia (#216), Anya (#555), Hadassah (#706), Estrella (#794), Estella (#874), Astrid (#890), Asia (#907), Tina (#1466), Tasia, Hester, Gusta and Augusta. These relations of Asta were popular as birth names during 1880-1889 (adoption of 8.5%) and are now significantly less widespread (adoption 1.2%, 86% less), with versions like Tina falling out of fashion. Anna has historically been a favorite of parents, though Anastasia has grown trendy as well. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ana, Anastasia, Anna, Anya, Asia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Astrid, Augusta, Estella, Esther, Estrella in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gusta, Hadassah, Hester, Stella, Tasia, Tina in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Anna, Astrid, Stella outside U.S.

Similar Names

Asta is pronounced similarly to Esta, Estee and Ostia. Other suggested similar names are Abia, Abra, Adda, Adra, Afra, Agata, Agna, Agota, Aina, Aisia, Ajua, Alba, Alea, Alesta, Alista, Allta, Alta, Altha, Alva, Alya, Ama, Amata, Amita, Amma, Aneta, Ania, Anita, Anka, Antia, Arda, Aria, Arna, Artha, Artia, Arya, Asa, Asha, Ashah, Ashla, Asiah, Asima, Asma, Aston, Asya, Asyah, Atal, Atha, Auda, Ava, Aya, Ayla, Aysha, Azha, Beta, Dita, Etta, Isota, Kata, Kosta, Lata, Lita, Mata, Meta, Nata, Nesta, Neta, Peta, Reta, Tita, Veta, Zita and Zyta. These names tend to be more commonly used than Asta.

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