Meaning and Name Origin
Pamela \p(a)-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.
Pamela is a very prominent first name for females (#37 out of 4276, Top 1%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (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. during the years 1960-1969, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Pamela and associated names. Pam, Pamala and Pamella are the popular varying forms of Pamela. These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during 1950-1959 and are now much less widespread, with the forms Pam, Pamala and Pamela becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)