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.
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. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Pamela for girls. Pamela was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its peak position of #13 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Pam, Pamala and Pamella are the popular varying forms of Pamela. These relations of Pamela were favored by parents during 1950-1959 (average #440) and are now much less widespread, with the forms Pam, Pamala and Pamela becoming less trendy. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Pamela and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)