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What does Ridley mean?

Ridley Pronunciation of Ridley [ri-d-ley] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Ridley is "reed meadow". Place name. Film director Ridley Scott.

Associated with: old english.


Ridley has 4 variants: Riddley, Ridlea, Ridleigh and Ridly.

Creative forms:
(male) Rodley, ..

(female) Ridne, Ridre, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ridley Walker (R.W.), ..

How popular is Ridley?

Ridley is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#2987 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Ridley has not been ranked in the list thus far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ridley name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ridley outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ridley is pronounced similarly to Radlea, Radlee, Radley, Radly, Redlea, Redley and Redly. Other suggested similar names are Adley, Ardley, Audley, Birley, Dudley, Findley, Finley, Gilley, Gridley, Hadley, Hedley, Kiley, Lindley, Linley, Rawley, Reilley, Rickey, Ridder, Rider, Ridge, Ridgeley, Ridglea, Ridglee (see Ridgeley), Riley, Ripley, Riply (see Ripley), Rislea (see Risley), Rislee (see Risley), Risley, Risly (see Risley), Rodel, Rodney, Roley, Rowley, Rudey, Rutley, Ryley, Sidney, Wadley, Wiley and Willey. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ridley.

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