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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ridley

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  1. A marine turtle
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Place names in England, Old English hrēad (“reeds”) or rydde (“cleared land”) + lēah (“wood, clearing”).

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name, or rarely a female one, transferred from the surname.

Notable Persons Named Ridley

Sir Ridley Scott is a film director, producer, film producer, and film directorandproducer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1965 to present. Ridley was born on November 30th, 1937 in South Shields, County Durham, England.

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Ridley was born on March 13th, 1953 in Glen Cove, New York, USA.

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Ridley Jacobs is a cricketer. Ridley was born on November 26th, 1967 in Swetes Village, Antigua and Barbuda.

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Ridley Bent is a country music, rock music, and hip hop music singer-songwriter. He was most prominent from 2000 to 2000. Ridley was born on January 1st, 1979.

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Ridley was born on April 7th, 1807 in Strzelno. He died on April 14th, 1864.

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Ridley was born in 1888. He died in 1966.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ridley

Daisy Ridley is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 2013. Daisy was given the name Daisy Jazz Isobel Ridley on April 10th, 1992 in Westminster, London, England.

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Arnold Ridley was an actor and playwright. He has had major accomplishments since 1923. Arnold was given the name William Arnold Ridley on January 7th, 1896 in Walcot, Bath, Somerset, England. He breathed his last breath on March 12th, 1984.

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John Ridley is a screenwriter, film director, novelist, screenwriting, television director, and television writer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to present. John was given the name John Ridley IV in Milwaukee.

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The Viscount Ridley is a Chairman of Northern Rock, Elected Hereditary Peer, Chairman ofNorthern Rock, and List of elected hereditary peers under the House of Lords Act 1999. The was born on February 7th, 1958 in Northumberland.

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Alice Tan Ridley is a gospel music and contemporary r&b singing. She has been prominent since 2009. Alice was born on December 21st, 1952 in Georgia, U.S.

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Yvonne Ridley is a journalist. Yvonne was born on April 23rd, 1958 in Stanley, County Durham, England.

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How popular is the baby name Ridley in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 8 0 8
1919 8 0 8
1921 6 0 6
1923 8 0 8
1926 5 0 5
1927 5 0 5
1928 5 0 5
1930 5 0 5
1931 6 0 6
1932 9 0 9
1933 6 0 6
1935 8 0 8
1936 6 0 6
1938 7 0 7
1941 7 0 7
1942 7 0 7
1945 5 0 5
1946 8 0 8
1947 5 0 5
1951 6 0 6
1954 6 0 6
1955 5 0 5
1956 6 0 6
1958 8 0 8
1986 5 0 5
1992 6 0 6
1993 6 0 6
1994 5 0 5
1995 5 0 5
1996 5 0 5
1999 6 0 6
2000 5 0 5
2001 13 0 13
2002 24 9 15
2003 31 10 21
2004 41 13 28
2005 32 12 20
2006 44 19 25
2007 35 12 23
2008 57 20 37
2009 61 20 41
2010 67 17 50
2011 65 26 39
2012 79 28 51
2013 98 33 65
2014 140 72 68
2015 133 71 62
2016 163 84 79
2017 145 74 71

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Popularity of Ridley as a first name

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Popularity of Ridley as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ridley U.S.
  White 51.23% 64.26%
  African American 41.52% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.48% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.20% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.13% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ridley

People with the last name Ridley are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Ridley

  • How Popular is the name Ridley? Ridley is the 8,408th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ridley was the 3,133rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ridley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,426 babies born with the first name Ridley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ridley to occupy the territory of Tokelau (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,411 (as of October 18, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ridley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Ridley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ridley is Tuesday, August 6th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Ridley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ridley was in 2016 with a total of 84 babies.
  • Random Ridley Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ridley is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Ridley: Your name in reverse order is Yeldir. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Reidly. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ridley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 11,521 people with the last name Ridley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ridley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Ridley as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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