Ridley: unisex baby name popularity and meaning

Ridley

Of English origin and meaning “cleared wood.” It would be better if it meant “cleared plate,” but your little Ridley probably won’t do much of that until the teen years. Then, LOOK OUT.

Nicknames:

Rid, but like … really?

Famous people named Ridley:

Director Ridley Scott; writer Ridley Pearson; musician Ridley Bent; composer Frances Ridley Havergal; actress Daisy Ridley.

Fun facts:

Once seen as predominantly a boy’s name thanks to director Ridley Scott, this name proved a hit for girls too when the Caster Chronicles’ character Ridley Duchannes was introduced.

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