any of a genus (Lepidochelys, family Cheloniidae) of gray or olive marine turtles of tropical waters with a broad, heart-shaped shell
Origin of ridleyfrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps surname Ridley
1500?-55; Eng. bishop & Protestant reformer: burned at the stake for heresy
- A surname.
- A male given name, or rarely a female one, transferred from the surname.
Place names in England, Old English hrÄ“ad (“reeds") or rydde (“cleared land") + lÄ“ah (“wood, clearing").