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595k
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since 1880

Pamela

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: All honey
  • #95 All Time
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Boys
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2k Pamelia (English)

How popular is the name "Pamela" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1895550
1898660
1900660
1904550
1905550
1906660
1910550
1911880
191217170
191316160
191413130
191522220
191612120
191717170
191818180
191922220
192027270
192133330
192238380
192350500
192451510
192575750
192676760
192767670
19281001000
19291101100
193094940
193199990
193297970
19331081080
19341471470
19351931930
19362202200
19372652650
19383133130
19393383380
19406316310
19411,4751,4687
19422,6412,6329
19434,8594,83821#54 girl name
19446,2266,20323#44 girl name
19456,1836,16914#42 girl name
19469,3929,36725#34 girl name
194712,42312,39528#28 girl name
194814,30714,27928#22 girl name
194915,15415,13123#21 girl name
195016,22716,20027#17 girl name
195118,58618,55927#16 girl name
195220,91520,88431#17 girl name
195325,77725,74631#10 girl name
195427,40327,36637#12 girl name
195526,73226,69438#12 girl name
195626,95626,91442#12 girl name
195725,06425,01648#12 girl name
195825,32025,26258#11 girl name
195924,74924,71138#12 girl name
196022,15022,09753#14 girl name
196121,73121,68348#15 girl name
196221,31121,27635#12 girl name
196320,64720,58463#14 girl name
196419,86019,82040#11 girl name
196517,51117,47536#12 girl name
196616,29416,25638#14 girl name
196715,41715,36849#17 girl name
196814,07214,03240#20 girl name
196913,41813,35860#24 girl name
197012,96612,91551#26 girl name
197110,18410,14143#28 girl name
19727,5017,48021#34 girl name
19735,8365,81521#47 girl name
19745,2955,27421#54 girl name
19754,1974,18017#70 girl name
19763,3873,36720#84 girl name
19772,8452,83114
19782,6992,6918
19793,3793,36613#90 girl name
19803,5373,5307#86 girl name
19813,8933,88112#76 girl name
19823,5623,54616#82 girl name
19833,0363,02610#91 girl name
19842,6492,6418
19852,4792,46811
19862,0242,0177
19871,7941,78311
19881,5171,5107
19891,3471,33512
19901,2061,19511
19911,0911,0847
19929239185
19938138067
19947537530
19956876870
19968148140
19977687680
19987147140
19996596545
20006066060
20015785780
20025305300
20036736730
20045435385
20054554550
20065665660
20075145140
20084554550
20093303300
20102582580
20112662660
20122142140
20132042040
20141851850

Want to know about the populiarty of Pamela? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 595,047 babies born with the name Pamela in the United States. That's more than enough Pamelas to occupy the country of Western Sahara with an estimated population of 567,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1895 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Pamela" was in 1954 with a total of 27,366 babies. (That's a lot of baby Pamelas)

According to the 1984 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Pamela" ranks #60 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 58 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1984. Across the entire United States a total of 2,649 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Pamela" mean?

Pamela (English): All honey

The name "Pamela" is of English origin and it means "All honey". It's a name commonly given to girls.

P is for pride, strong and alive!

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

M is for mirth, your laughter.

E is for elate, you make others happy.

L is for life, that you live so well.

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

Your name in reverse order is "Alemap". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Eampal". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Pamela popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Pamela in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the region near the Rockies? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Pamela

Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson is an actress, model, television producer, and activist with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1989 to present. Pamela was born in 1967 as Pamela Denise Anderson in Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada.

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Pam Grier

Pam Grier is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1970 to present. Pam was born in 1949 as Pamela Suzette Grier in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S.

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Pam Dawber

Pam Dawber is an actress and producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1978 to present. Pam was born in 1951 as Pamela Gene Dawber in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

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Pamela David

Pamela David is a super model, tv presenter, and actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1998 to present. Pamela was born in 1978 in Cordoba, Argentina.

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Pamela Sue Martin

Pamela Sue Martin is an actress, author, and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1970 to present. Pamela was born in 1954 in Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.

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Pamela Camassa

Pamela was born in 1985.

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Past life for Pamela born Mar 30, 1999

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern India approximately on 1000. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

Name poster for Pamela

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