Langley means 'long wood or clearing' and it is of English origin. In Old English, the meaning of Langley is 'long meadow'. The name can also be traced back as a habitational name to any places that have 'lang', meaning ‘long’ and 'leah', meaning ‘wood, glade’ in its name. A famous name association is Batty Langley, an English prolific writer and garden designer. He developed designs for Gothick structures, summerhouses and garden seats during the early 18th century.