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

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.

Famous People Named Slater

Slater Martin, American basketball player
Kelly Slater, American pro surfer
Slater Josiah, son of actors Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance; twin of Bronwyn Golden

Pop Culture References for the name Slater

A.C. Slater, character from TV's "Saved by the Bell," played by Mario Lopez