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Origin: Bulgaria
Region Origin: Eastern 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.

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