Meaning and Origin of: Salter

Boy name origins & meanings

  • English : A salt seller

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : occupational name for an extractor or seller of salt (a precious commodity in medieval times), from Middle Englishsalt ‘salt’ + the agent suffix -er.
  • English : occupational name for a player on the psaltery, a string instrument, Middle English, Old French saltere ‘psaltery’. (The Middle English word is derived from Latin psalterium, Greekpsaltērion, from psallein ‘to sound’).
  • North German form of Salzer.