"all honey"

Pamela Origin and Meaning

The name Pamela is a girl's name of English origin meaning "all honey".

Pam was a somewhat pampered prom queen of the sixties who was never called by her full name, which is a pity because Pamela is so mellifluous and rich in literary history. A Top 25 name from the late 1940's through the late 60's, Pamela has just, sadly, dropped out of the Top 1000.

Pamela was first used by Elizabethan poet Sir Philip Sidney in his sixteenth century pastoral epic Arcadia, but it was Samuel Richardson's enormously popular novel Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded two centuries later that really promoted it. Rarely used now, Pamela might almost be ready for a revival, and the appealing Pam (wife of Jim, the male-equivalent name) on The Office may help bring it back.

But no, we won't be recommending the name of Pamela's partner--Linda.

# 967 in the US

Pamela Rank in US Top 1000

# 1046 on Nameberry

Pamela Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Pamela Popularity

Famous People Named Pamela

  • Pamela Suzette "Pam" GrierAmerican actress
  • Pamela Beryl HarrimanEnglish,American diplomat
  • Pamela Denise AndersonCanadian,American model/actress
  • Pamela ReedAmerican actress
  • Pamela Redmond SatranAmerican novelist and co,founder of Nameberry
  • Pamela Catherine GidleyAmerican actress
  • Pamela "Pam" Gail FrymanAmerican TV director
  • Pamela DellalAmerican mezzo,soprano
  • Pamela Fionna AdlonAmerican voice actress
  • Pamela HaydenAmerican voice actress
  • Pamela Helen Ostrer MasonEnglish actress
  • Pamela GellerAmerican activist and commentator
  • Pamela Helen StephensonNew Zealand actress; wife of comedian Billy Connolly
  • Pamela 'Pam' AyresEnglish poet, broadcaster and entertainer
  • Pamela Agatha "Pam" NestorGuyanese,British singer
  • Pamela "Pam" Howard ShriverAmerican tennis player
  • Pamela MemmottCanadian novelist
  • Pamela Jeanne Banducci aka Pam Munoz RyanAmerican novelist
  • Tammin Pamela SursokAustralian actress
  • Pamela Horton(b. 1988) Playboy Playmate

Pamela in Pop Culture

  • Pamela Andrewscharacter in Samuel Richardson novel "Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded"
  • Pamela Marancharacter on TV's "Army Wives"
  • Pamela Morgan "Pam" BeeslyHalpert, character on TV's "The Office"
  • Dr. Pamela Lillian Isley aka Poison Ivycharacter in the Batman series
  • Pamela Rebecca Barnes Ewingcharacter on TV's "Dallas"
  • Pamela "Pam" Jamescharacter on TV show Martin
  • Pamela Graythe main character in the novel 'Goddess of Light' (PC Cast)
  • Pamela Mansonmother of Sam Manson from "Danny Phantom"
  • Pamela Saintcharacter on Call the midwife.
  • Pamela Tannerthe late wife of Danny Tanner on TV's "Full House"
  • Pamela Donaldson Katsopolisadopted daughter of Jesse and Becky Katsopolis on Netflix's "Fuller House"
  • Pamelalittle girl in Ikana Valley in "The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask"
  • Pamelasong by The Kooks

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