Ridley is a gender-neutral name of British origin. This is a habitational name, referring to those who lived close to features like hills, fields, streams, or types of tree. In Ridley’s case, it told of those who made their home near a reed meadow. While most commonly recognized as a surname, Ridley has great potential as a given name, thanks to its natural flair and binary-breaking style. Director Ridley Scott, known for films like Alien, Blade Runner, and Gladiator, is perhaps the most famous holder of the name. However, Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley comes close in no doubt second place. This name is perfect for those who are looking to stray from traditional floral names but still wishing for baby to stay rooted in the natural world.
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