Langley

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664
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since 1880
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Origin and Meaning of Langley

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  1. United States astronomer and aviation pioneer who invented the bolometer and contributed to the design of early aircraft (1834-1906)
  2. Unit of solar radiation
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A habitational name from any of the numerous places named with Old English lang ("long") + lēah ("wood" or "glade").

  1. An English surname.
  2. An unincorporated community in the census-designated place of McLean in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States.
  3. A metronym for the Central Intelligence Agency, whose headquarters is located in Langley, Virginia.
  4. A district municipality in southwestern British Columbia, Canada.
  5. A town in England.
  6. A lunar crater located close to the northwestern limb of the Moon.

Notable Persons Named Langley

Lang Hancock was an iron ore, business magnate, and miningmagnate. Lang was given the name Langley Frederick George Hancock on June 10th, 1909 in Perth. He left this life on March 27th, 1992.

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Langley Kirkwood is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1997. Langley was born on April 14th, 1973 in England.

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Langley was born on August 15th, 1897. He passed away on June 12th, 1917.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Langley

Edmund of Langley was royalty. Edmund was born as the child of Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault on June 5th, 1341 in Kings Langley. He left this life on August 1st, 1402.

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Bruno Langley is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to present. Bruno was born on March 21st, 1983 in Taunton, Somerset, England.

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Samuel Pierpont Langley was a scientist in the fields of astronomy and aviation. Samuel was born on August 22nd, 1834 in Roxbury, Boston. He left this life on February 27th, 1906.

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Philippa was born on June 29th, 1962.

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Noel Langley was a novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and director. He was most prominent from 1935 to 1980. Noel was born on December 25th, 1911 in Durban, South Africa. He left this life on November 4th, 1980.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1907 5 0 5
1918 5 0 5
1920 8 0 8
1922 5 0 5
1928 9 0 9
1929 5 0 5
1938 5 0 5
1940 5 0 5
1950 5 0 5
1951 7 0 7
1953 5 0 5
1962 7 0 7
1964 5 0 5
1965 5 0 5
1981 5 0 5
1990 8 8 0
1991 7 7 0
1992 9 9 0
1993 14 8 6
1994 9 9 0
1995 6 6 0
1996 5 5 0
1997 13 8 5
1998 13 13 0
1999 12 12 0
2000 11 11 0
2001 9 9 0
2002 12 12 0
2003 23 16 7
2004 26 21 5
2005 17 17 0
2006 21 21 0
2007 25 19 6
2008 25 25 0
2009 28 21 7
2010 27 27 0
2011 36 30 6
2012 36 36 0
2013 37 29 8
2014 36 36 0
2015 45 38 7
2016 40 34 6
2017 28 28 0

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Popularity of Langley as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Langley U.S.
  White 82.43% 64.26%
  African American 11.31% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.50% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.30% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.11% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.36% 16.26%

Of Last Name Langley

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

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Fun Facts about the name Langley

  • How Popular is the name Langley? Langley is the 13,656th most popular name of all time. As a last name Langley was the 1,289th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Langley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 664 babies born with the first name Langley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Langley to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Langley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1907 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Langley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Langley is Friday, March 10th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Langley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Langley was in 2015 with a total of 38 babies.
  • Random Langley Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Langley is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Langley: Your name in reverse order is Yelgnal. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Enlylag. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Langley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 27,252 people with the last name Langley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Langley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 9 of them will have Langley 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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