Gender: Male Meaning of Slater: "maker of slates" Origin of Slater: English occupational name

Slater Origin and Meaning

The name Slater is a boy's name of English origin meaning "maker of slates".

Slater has a more genial, friendly feel than most trade names. Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance used it for one of their twins.

On the nineties TV show Saved by the Bell, the character A.C. Slater, played by Mario Lopez, was usually referred to by his surname. Christian Slater is a well-known real life bearer--though he was born Christian Hawkins.

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makanani3 Says:


I know someone who changed their name to Slater! I love it because it's so unique, I've NEVER heard about it before, not even on here.

silenceyoufear Says:


As someone who's name is Slater, I honestly don't think it's that bad of a name. Most people don't even know of the Slater bug anyways, so I've never had any negitive feedback about my name in association with that bug. Mostly everyone just says: "wish! Just like A.C. Slater from saved by the bell!" When I tell them my name.

Also as I have yet to meet another Slater, you don't ever have to worry about sharing a name with someone at school.

ChantilleElla Says:


A slater, where I live, is the name for a Woodlouse or Roly Poly bug. To me, naming a child Slater is like naming them Earwig. Not appealing.

Audrey328 Says:


Definitely makes me think of A.C. Slater from Saved By the Bell.