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Pamela Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Pamela is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Pamela is "honey".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1284  in baby name popularity for girls with 185 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Pamela Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Pamela has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Pamela to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Pamela include Pamella, Pamila.

The name Pamelia is a form of Pamela.

Pamela has the diminutive (nickname) Pam.

Other Tidbits

Pamela falls into the easy nickname name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Pamela Anderson.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Pamela in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Pamela.

Just for fun, see the name Pamela in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Pamela in Nautical Flags page.

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Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

Keep in mind how popular a name is. Your child may feel that they fit in more with a more popular name. On the other hand, they may feel more special if their name is less popular and more uniquely their own. As you see it can go both ways, so just keep this point in mind as you examine the different possibilities.

Please refer to our Naming Tips page for more items to keep in mind when determining your baby's name.