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Pamela

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2k Pamelia (English)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1895 5 5 0
1898 6 6 0
1900 6 6 0
1904 5 5 0
1906 6 6 0
1910 5 5 0
1911 8 8 0
1912 17 17 0
1913 16 16 0
1914 13 13 0
1915 22 22 0
1916 12 12 0
1917 17 17 0
1918 18 18 0
1919 22 22 0
1920 27 27 0
1921 33 33 0
1922 38 38 0
1923 50 50 0
1924 51 51 0
1925 75 75 0
1926 76 76 0
1927 67 67 0
1928 100 100 0
1929 110 110 0
1930 94 94 0
1931 99 99 0
1932 97 97 0
1933 108 108 0
1934 147 147 0
1935 193 193 0
1936 220 220 0
1937 265 265 0
1938 313 313 0
1939 338 338 0
1940 631 631 0
1941 1,475 1,468 7
1942 2,641 2,632 9
1943 4,859 4,838 21 #54 girl name
1944 6,226 6,203 23 #44 girl name
1945 6,183 6,169 14 #42 girl name
1946 9,391 9,366 25 #34 girl name
1947 12,425 12,397 28 #28 girl name
1948 14,306 14,278 28 #22 girl name
1949 15,154 15,131 23 #21 girl name
1950 16,234 16,207 27 #17 girl name
1951 18,591 18,564 27 #16 girl name
1952 20,912 20,881 31 #17 girl name
1953 25,787 25,755 32 #10 girl name
1954 27,401 27,364 37 #12 girl name
1955 26,730 26,692 38 #12 girl name
1956 26,956 26,914 42 #12 girl name
1957 25,062 25,014 48 #12 girl name
1958 25,322 25,264 58 #11 girl name
1959 24,750 24,712 38 #12 girl name
1960 22,148 22,095 53 #14 girl name
1961 21,731 21,683 48 #15 girl name
1962 21,309 21,274 35 #13 girl name
1963 20,650 20,587 63 #14 girl name
1964 19,863 19,823 40 #11 girl name
1965 17,509 17,473 36 #12 girl name
1966 16,295 16,257 38 #14 girl name
1967 15,416 15,367 49 #17 girl name
1968 14,071 14,031 40 #20 girl name
1969 13,418 13,358 60 #24 girl name
1970 12,964 12,913 51 #26 girl name
1971 10,185 10,142 43 #28 girl name
1972 7,500 7,479 21 #34 girl name
1973 5,836 5,816 20 #47 girl name
1974 5,294 5,273 21 #54 girl name
1975 4,197 4,180 17 #70 girl name
1976 3,386 3,366 20 #84 girl name
1977 2,846 2,832 14
1978 2,699 2,691 8
1979 3,378 3,365 13 #90 girl name
1980 3,537 3,530 7 #86 girl name
1981 3,893 3,881 12 #76 girl name
1982 3,562 3,546 16 #82 girl name
1983 3,038 3,028 10 #91 girl name
1984 2,649 2,641 8
1985 2,479 2,468 11
1986 2,024 2,017 7
1987 1,794 1,783 11
1988 1,518 1,511 7
1989 1,346 1,334 12
1990 1,206 1,195 11
1991 1,091 1,084 7
1992 923 918 5
1993 813 806 7
1994 752 752 0
1995 687 687 0
1996 815 815 0
1997 768 768 0
1998 714 714 0
1999 660 655 5
2000 606 606 0
2001 579 579 0
2002 530 530 0
2003 673 673 0
2004 544 539 5
2005 455 455 0
2006 566 566 0
2007 514 514 0
2008 455 455 0
2009 330 330 0
2010 258 258 0
2011 266 266 0
2012 214 214 0
2013 204 204 0
2014 185 185 0
2015 166 166 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Pamela baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 595,224 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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 27,364 babies. (That's a lot of baby Pamelas)

According to the 1949 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Pamela" ranks #21 in popularity as a baby girl's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 78 babies in South Dakota have the same name as you in 1949. Across the entire United States a total of 15,154 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Pamela" mean? The list below shows the origins of Pamela as well as things modernly associated with the name Pamela such as celebrities named Pamela.

Origin and Meaning of Pamela

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

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 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 Camassa

Pamela was born in 1985.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Pamela

Pamela Adlon
Pamela Courson
Pamela Druckerman
Pamela Geller
Pamela Harriman
Pamela Horowitz
Pamela Ballin
Pamela Brown
Pamela Harris
Pamela Smart

Alternative Meanings

P is for pure, the spiritual side of you.

A is for activities, for you have many.

M is for melody, the song of life.

E is for elate, you make others happy.

L is for life, that you live so well.

A is for able, for you surely are.

Your name in reverse order is "Alemap". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Mlpeaa". 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.

Past life for Pamela born Feb 24, 1956

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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 Hungary approximately on 500. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

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