Pamela - girls name

Pamela name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 71%

Pamela name meaning:

The name Pamela is of Greek origin and holds a rich history and meaning. In Greek, the name Pamela translates to "all sweetness" or "honeyed." This name has a gentle and soft feel to it, invoking a sense of warmth and tenderness. It is often associated with qualities such as kindness, compassion, and grace.

Pamela gained popularity in the English-speaking world due to the publication of the novel "Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded" by Samuel Richardson in the 18th century. The protagonist of the novel, Pamela, is depicted as a virtuous and pure-hearted young woman who faces various trials and tribulations but ultimately triumphs.

The name Pamela has a timeless and classic appeal, and it continues to be used around the world. It carries a sense of femininity and elegance, honoring the qualities of sweetness and charm. Overall, the name Pamela symbolizes kindness, warmth, and grace, making it a beautiful choice for any girl.

Origin: English

Name invented in the 16th century for a heroine of the book 'Arcadia', by Sir Philip Sidney.

Related names

Pamela , Palma , Pam, Pamelia

Other girls names beginning with P


Overall UK ranking: 1628 out of 5581

18 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Pamela

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