Pamela

Pronunciation: pa-hme-hla-h
Origin: United Kingdom
gender-female
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Western Europe

Pamela is a feminine name of Greek origin, meaning "honey" or "all sweetness". The name was invented in the 16th century by poet Sir Philip Sidney and was later used by author Samuel Richardson for the heroine in his novel "Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded" (1740). The name's origin comes from the Greek words πᾶν (pan), meaning "all," and μέλι (meli), meaning "honey". Some notable people and fictional characters bearing the name Pamela include actress and model Pamela Anderson, and the character Pam Beesley from the TV show "The Office". The name's popularity began to increase in the early 20th century and continued to be popular in Great Britain from the 1930s through the 1950s.

Pamela Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Pamela is currently #675 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Pamela is currently #363 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Pamela is currently #666 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Pamela is currently #361 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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Famous People Named Pamela

  • Pamela Anderson: Pamela Anderson is a Canadian-American actress, model, and activist known for her roles on "Baywatch" and "Home Improvement" and her work as a Playboy Playmate.
  • Pamela Adlon: Pamela Adlon is an American actress, voice actress, screenwriter, producer, and director known for her roles in "King of the Hill," "Louie," and "Better Things."
  • Pamela Geller: Pamela Geller is an American political activist and commentator known for her criticism of Islam and her advocacy for free speech.
  • Pamela Stephenson: Pamela Stephenson is a New Zealand-born psychologist, writer, and actress known for her work on "Not the Nine O'Clock News" and her books on psychology and humor.
  • Pamela Reed: Pamela Reed is an American actress, she is known for playing Arnold Schwarzenegger's hypoglycemic police partner in the 1990 film Kindergarten Cop and portraying the matriarch Gail Green in Jericho.