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What does Pam mean?

Pam Pronunciation of Pam [pam] as a name for girls has its root in Greek, and Pam means "honey; all sweetness". Pam is an alternate form of Pamela (Greek).

Associated with: greek, honey (beautiful).


4 relations via Pamela: Pama, Pamala, Pammie and Pammy.

Creative forms:
(female) Pado, Pame, ..

(male) Pami, Pamo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Pam Arayah (P.A.), ..

How popular is Pam?

Pam is a very popular first name for females (#365 out of 4276, Top 9%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#27721 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Pam entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its apex position of #200 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Pamala and Pamela (#1402 via latest list) are the prominent varying forms of Pam. Adoption of these forms of Pam was at its most widespread in the 1960s (median #291) and has become significantly lower since (#1800, down 99.6%), with forms such as Pam becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Pam, Pamala, Pamela in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Pam and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Cam, Pat, Paz, Sam and Tam. These names tend to be less commonly used than Pam.

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