Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. RID-lee  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Denoted a person who hailed from one of the various places of this name in England. The places are derived from Old English geryd "channel" or hreod "reed" combined with leah "woodland, clearing".

Related Names

Given Name DescendantRidley(English)


Entry updated November 20, 2020