The name Pamela was coined by 16th century poet Sir Philip Sidney. It appeared for the first time in Sidney's poem “Arcadia.” It is believed that Sidney intended the name to mean "sweet" or "honey," as it is likely related to the Greek words pan and meli.
Similar Names: Pam, Pamala, Pamella
Famous Pamela Names: Pamela Anderson (actress), Pam Shriver (tennis player)
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Also Pamellia; rhymes with Camellia