What does Pamela mean?
Pamela [pa-me-la] as a girls' name is pronounced PAM-eh-lah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Pamela is "honey; all sweetness". A poetic invention from the 16th century. Actresses Pam Dawber, Pamela Reed, Pamela Anderson; tennis celebrity Pam Shriver.
(female) Pameli, Pamepa, ..
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How popular is Pamela?
Pamela is a very prominent first name for females (#37 out of 4276, Top 1%) and a slightly less prominent last name for all people (#108734 out of 150436, Top 72%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Presented below is the birth name history of Pamela for girls. Pamela was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its peak position of #13 in the U.S. in the 1950s, and is currently at #1284. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Pam, Pamala, Pamelia, Pamella and Permelia are the popular varying forms of Pamela (#1284 from current records). These relations of Pamela were favored by parents during 1960-1969 (median #968) and are now much less widespread, with forms like Pamela becoming less trendy.
Recommended names are Caela, Camala, Camela, Camelia, Camella, Camila▲, Camyla, Carmela▼, Harela, Jameela, Jameila, Jameka, Jamela, Jamelia, Jamila, Janela, Kaela▼, Kamea, Kamelia, Kamella, Kamila▲, Kamyla, Karmela, Laela, Palila, Palmeda, Pamina, Paola, Parmelia, Paula▼, Paulla, Pavla, Priela, Samala, Samella, Samuela, Tameka▼ and Tamera▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Pamela.