Pamela

Pamela - A very unique female name



  Feb 25,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Pamela, meaning all honey, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1915 on position #1338. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Pamela and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Pamela? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Pamela. The baby girl name Pamela was given to 162 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1155 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 8,724 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Pamela peaked in popularity 64 years ago in 1953 on position 10.



Famous with this name

Pamela Anderson
Pamela Adlon
Pamela Green


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Pamela is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Pamela is currently topping the baby name charts in Massachusetts at position #783 - and is the least popular in Georgia at position #1,653.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Pamela is where you live.


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Pamela origin and meaning

Pamela is a 6 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means all honey. To see famous people named Pamela, pop culture references for the name Pamela and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Pamela

We've found the following names that sound similar to Pamela, sorted by popularity.

Pamala / Pamella / Pamelia / Pamla / Pamila / Pamula /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121155
20111014
2010958
2009869
2008664
2007578
2006526
2005630
2004541
2003451
2002515
2001472
2000461
1999424
1998390
1997365
1996343
1995385
1994349
1993327
1992304
1991260
1990239
1989198
1988184
1987153
1986138
1985116
1984105
198391
198282
198176
198086
197990
1978109
1977102
197684
197570
197454
197347
197234
197128
197026
196924
196820
196717
196614
196512
196411
196314
196212
196115
196014
195912
195811
195712
195612
195512
195412
195310
195217
195116
195017
194921
194822
194728
194634
194542
194444
194354
1942106
1941154
1940254
1939351
1938388
1937410
1936453
1935496
1934571
1933692
1932705
1931766
1930778
1929718
1928699
19271145
1926870
1925939
19241240
19231297
19221767
19211748
19201986
19171848
19151338

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Massachusetts783
Texas790
Alabama793
California798
Arizona940
Illinois1048
New York1053
Florida1100
Virginia1115
Tennessee1200
New Jersey1329
Ohio1586
Georgia1653

Even more about Pamela


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Pamela a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Pamela?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1953
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Pamela
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 8,724
Letter count 6
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1915
2012 births +162

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