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

The name Slater is a boy's name of English origin meaning "maker of slates". Slater and is often added to lists like English Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "If I had 8 daughters whose names started with...".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Slater

Slater Nelson Martin, American basketball player
Slater Koekkoek, Canadian ice hockey player
(Jan) Slater Lee Young, Filipino-Chinese actor and reality TV personality ("Big Brother Pinoy")
Slater Josiah Vance (b. 2006), son of actors Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance; twin of sister Bronwyn Golden
Christian Slater, American actor

Pop Culture References for the name Slater

A.C. Slater, character on TV's "Saved by the Bell," usually called Slater
Slater, character on animated series "Archer," voiced by Christian Slater