What does Astride mean?
Astride /astri-de/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of the name Astride is "beautiful goddess". Astride is an alternate form of Astrid (Old Norse): Scandinavian name. Compare last name Asbridge.
How popular is Astride?
Astride is an unusual given name for women. Astride is an equally uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Astride and related names. The only popular varying form of Astride (not ranked) is Astrid (#913 a year ago). Variants like Asta are seldom used. Adoption of this girl name was at its apex during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.336%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.087%, down 74.1%), with Astrid becoming less stylish. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
A recommended similar baby name is Astria. Like Astride, this name is not frequently used.