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Origin: Scandinavian

Meaning: a short form of Astrid, which is the modern form of Astridr, an ancient Scandinavian name meaning "beautiful god" from Old Norse elements ass (god) and fridr (beloved beautiful).

As a surname, Asta comes from a habitational place name in Sicily. It could also be a short form of given name Astancollo meaning "lance in neck", or comes directly from asta meaning "lance".

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