Infographic of Pamela name meaning, which is “(The girl who is) all honey,” from the prefix pam (all) and the Latin mel (honey). In the novel Pamela, by Samuel Richardson, the heroine serving-maid who resists the amorous advances of the son of her employer.
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Pamela Name Popularity

How popular is the name Pamela? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 1,258 7 0.0008%
1916 0 0%
1917 1,542 5 0.0005%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 1,641 5 0.0004%
1921 1,465 6 0.0005%
1922 1,561 6 0.0005%
1923 1,223 14 0.0012%
1924 1,177 17 0.0015%
1925 906 33 0.0029%
1926 845 40 0.0036%
1927 1,093 19 0.0017%
1928 681 67 0.0063%
1929 707 61 0.0059%
1930 764 47 0.0045%
1931 748 43 0.0044%
1932 690 57 0.0058%
1933 681 52 0.0056%
1934 565 92 0.0095%
1935 492 123 0.0127%
1936 447 159 0.0165%
1937 408 207 0.021%
1938 386 252 0.0246%
1939 350 290 0.0285%
1940 254 577 0.0543%
1941 154 1,447 0.1286%
1942 106 2,622 0.2076%
1943 54 4,837 0.3705%
1944 44 6,202 0.5004%
1945 42 6,165 0.5055%
1946 34 9,366 0.6347%
1947 28 12,400 0.7428%
1948 22 14,279 0.8945%
1949 21 15,130 0.9405%
1950 17 16,204 1.0064%
1951 16 18,572 1.0954%
1952 17 20,877 1.196%
1953 10 25,756 1.4553%
1954 12 27,366 1.497%
1955 12 26,697 1.4514%
1956 12 26,914 1.425%
1957 12 25,016 1.3%
1958 11 25,262 1.3367%
1959 12 24,711 1.3006%
1960 14 22,093 1.166%
1961 15 21,683 1.1485%
1962 13 21,271 1.1586%
1963 14 20,585 1.1468%
1964 11 19,825 1.1263%
1965 12 17,470 1.0683%
1966 14 16,251 1.0408%
1967 17 15,368 1.0127%
1968 20 14,031 0.9344%
1969 24 13,359 0.8671%
1970 26 12,909 0.8112%
1971 28 10,142 0.6749%
1972 34 7,476 0.5489%
1973 47 5,814 0.4485%
1974 54 5,272 0.4056%
1975 70 4,178 0.3251%
1976 84 3,367 0.2612%
1977 103 2,824 0.2095%
1978 109 2,686 0.1998%
1979 90 3,362 0.2384%
1980 86 3,528 0.2413%
1981 76 3,883 0.2642%
1982 82 3,545 0.2372%
1983 91 3,030 0.2053%
1984 105 2,624 0.1764%
1985 115 2,462 0.1622%
1986 138 2,010 0.1332%
1987 154 1,770 0.116%
1988 184 1,492 0.0957%
1989 199 1,305 0.0809%
1990 240 1,159 0.0699%
1991 260 1,052 0.0645%
1992 304 888 0.0556%
1993 326 765 0.0491%
1994 350 722 0.047%
1995 382 654 0.0434%
1996 343 775 0.0518%
1997 365 724 0.049%
1998 391 672 0.0449%
1999 423 616 0.0411%
2000 461 563 0.0369%
2001 472 550 0.0365%
2002 513 494 0.033%
2003 450 631 0.0415%
2004 537 490 0.0321%
2005 620 411 0.0269%
2006 524 540 0.0345%
2007 572 478 0.0303%
2008 652 421 0.0272%
2009 850 272 0.0182%
2010 930 215 0.0149%
2011 965 202 0.0142%
2012 1,088 164 0.0115%
2013 1,084 156 0.011%
2014 1,149 140 0.0096%
2015 1,344 98 0.0067%
2016 1,278 109 0.0076%
2017 1,265 105 0.0075%
2018 1,335 89 0.0065%
2019 1,335 91 0.0067%

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What names are variants of Pamela?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Pamela.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Pam

Honey; all sweetness

Greek

Pama

Honey; all sweetness

Greek

Pamala

Honey; all sweetness

Greek

Pamalla

Honey; all sweetness

Greek

Pamelia

Honey; all sweetness

Greek

Pamelin

Honey; all sweetness

Greek

Pamelina

Honey; all sweetness

Greek

Pamella

Honey; all sweetness

Greek

Pamelyn

Honey; all sweetness

Greek

Pamelynne

Honey; all sweetness

Greek

Pamilla

Honey; all sweetness

Greek

Pammela

Honey; all sweetness

Greek

Pammie

Honey; all sweetness

Greek

Pammy

Honey; all sweetness

Greek

Permelia

By sweetness

Latin


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