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What does Slater mean?

Slater Pronunciation of Slater as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Slater is "hewer of slates". Occupational surname for those who installed slate roofs. Actor Christian Slater.


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How popular is Slater?

Slater is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#1013 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Slater was first listed in 1993 and reached its apex position of #1603 in the U.S. in the year 1994, and is at #1703 presently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Slater name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Slater outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Alaster, Alester, Alger, Alister, Allger, Altaer, Alter, Atwater, Baker, Baxter, Beamer, Buster, Carter, Coster, Dexter, Draper, Eleazer, Elmer, Fester, Gaer, Gunter, Hunter, Jader, Kester, Nader, Nester, Oliver, Pieter, Potter, Saber, Sabr, Sacar (see Sachar), Sadler, Safir, Sapir, Sawyer, Saxe, Saxen, Sayer, Seabert, Seager, Seamor, Seasar, Seaton, Seeger, Sender, Shade, Shae, Shafeer, Shakir, Shane, Shanen, Shaye, Shomer, Silver, Skyler, Slade, Slaide, Sloane, Snider, Snyder, Sommer, Spyder, Squier, Stanten, Starr, Stoner, Sumner, Taber, Thayer, Traver, Walter, Weaver, Winter and Wister. These names tend to be more frequently used than Slater.

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