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Gender: Female Origin of Pam: Diminutive of Pamela

The name Pam is a girl's name of English origin. Pam and is often added to lists like Short Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Name Association Game".

From the experts:

This mild-mannered short form was Queen of the Prom in the fifties and sixties, but today is mostly heard on TV's The Office (and of course as one of the founders of Nameberry).

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Famous People Named Pam

Pamela "Pam" Dawber, American actress
Pamela "Pam" Ferris, Welsh actress
Pamela Suzette "Pam" Grier, American actress
Pamela Howard "Pam" Shriver, American tennis player
Pamela "Pam" Anderson, Canadian model and actress
Pam Ayres, English poet and comedienne
Pamela K. "Pam" Long, American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Pam

Pamela "Pam" Beesley-Halpert, character on TV's "The Office"
Pam, character in 1974 film "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"
Pam Ravenscroft aka Pamela Swynford De Beaufort, vampire bouncer book/TV series "True Blood"
Pamela "Pam" James, character on TV's "Martin"
Pam Fields, Emily's mother on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
Pamela "Pam" Poovey, character on TV's Archer
Pam, character in the "St. Clare's" book series by Enid Blyton
PAM cooking spray
Pam, character in video game "Stardew Valley"