English occupational name
"maker of slates"

Slater Origin and Meaning

The name Slater is 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.

Slater Popularity

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Famous People Named Slater

  • Slater Nelson MartinAmerican basketball player
  • Slater KoekkoekCanadian ice hockey player
  • (Jan) Slater Lee YoungFilipino,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 SlaterAmerican actor

Slater in Pop Culture

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