Gender: Feminine
Origin: Old Norse
Meaning: “beautiful eagle.”
Nor/Swe (AHN-freed); Far/Ice (ARN-freeth)

The name is a modern Norwegian and Swedish form of the Old Norse female name, Arnfríðr, which is composed of the Nordic elements, arn (eagle) and fríðr (beautiful; fair; beloved).

As of 2010, its Faroese form of Arnfríð was the 8th most popular name in the Faroe Islands.

Other forms of the name include:

  • Arnfríð (Faroese)
  • Arnfríður (Icelandic)
  • An(n)frid (Norwegian)
  • Arnfrid (Norwegian)
  • Årfrid (Norwegian)
  • Årfryd (Norwegian)
  • Arnfríðr (Old Norse)
  • Emfre (Swedish)
  • Emfred (Swedish)
  • Emfrid (Swedish)
  • Emfrö (Swedish)
  • Ärnfrid (Swedish)
A common Norwegian short form is Andi.
A famous bearer is Anni-Frid Lyngstad (b.1945), Norwegian-born Swedish pop singer of ABBA fame.