Asta

Gender: Feminine
Origin: Estonian/Scandinavian
(AHS-tah)

The name could either be derived from the Old Norse, Ásta, which was a short form of Astrid

It could also be an Estonian short form of Anastasija.

The name was borne by Danish silent film actress, Asta Nielsen (1881-1972).

As of 2010, Asta was the 48th most popular female name in Denmark.