Meaning and name origin
Pamela \p(a)-me-la\ as a girl's 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.
Pamela is a very popular first name for females (#37 out of 4276, Top 1%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Pamela for girls. Pamela reached its highest rank of #13 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Pamela and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Pamella, Pamela, Pamala and Pam. (2014 statistics).