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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Pam

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun pam
Senses
  1. The knave of clubs.(Obs)
  2. A card game in which the jack of clubs is trump.

Etymology: From Palm victory; cf. trump, fr. triumph, and perh. fr. F. pamphile from Pamphile, a man's name

noun Pam
A form of the female given name Pamela.
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Shortening.

  1. A diminutive of the female given name Pamela.

Notable Persons Named Pam

Pam Grier is an actor and actress. She has been prominent since 1970. Pam was given the name Pamela Suzette Grier on May 26th, 1949 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S.

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Pam Dawber is an actress and producer. She has had major accomplishments since 1978. Pam was given the name Pamela Gene Dawber on October 18th, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

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Pam Ferris is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1971. Pam was given the name Pamela E. Ferris on May 11th, 1948 in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany.

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Pam Beesly is a fictional character.

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Pam Shriver is a tennis player. Pam was born on July 4th, 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

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Pam Bondi is a 37th Attorney General of Florida. Pam was born on November 17th, 1965 in Tampa, Florida, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Pam

mr. was given the name Pam Doré on December 8th, 1972 in San Francisco. mr. is also known as Pam Doré.

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Avraham Yaakov Hakohen Pam was a rosh yeshiva of yeshiva torah vodaas, yeshiva torah vodaas, and rosh yeshiva ofyeshiva torah vodaas. Avraham was born in 1913. He left this life on August 16th, 2001.

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Soho was born in 1964. She passed away in 2012.

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Sam Pam is a soccer player for the Plateau United F.C., Leventis United, BCC Lions FC, Shooting Stars SC, Orlando Pirates, Ajax Cape Town F.C., Ria Stars F.C., Pietersburg Pillars, and Nigeria national football team. Sam was born on August 1st, 1968 in Jos. Sam is also known as Sam Pam Junior.

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Max was born in 1949.

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John was born on October 22nd, 1940. He died on May 1st, 2014.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 5 5 0
1927 7 7 0
1930 7 7 0
1931 7 7 0
1932 5 5 0
1933 13 13 0
1935 10 10 0
1936 14 14 0
1937 23 23 0
1938 18 18 0
1939 19 19 0
1940 55 55 0
1941 72 72 0
1942 146 146 0
1943 282 282 0
1944 325 325 0
1945 349 349 0
1946 546 546 0
1947 666 666 0
1948 572 572 0
1949 343 343 0
1950 229 229 0
1951 191 191 0
1952 204 204 0
1953 246 246 0
1954 325 325 0
1955 473 473 0
1956 867 867 0
1957 1,968 1,962 6
1958 3,061 3,061 0
1959 3,678 3,678 0
1960 3,418 3,408 10
1961 3,082 3,082 0
1962 2,816 2,809 7
1963 2,385 2,385 0
1964 1,868 1,868 0
1965 1,219 1,219 0
1966 853 853 0
1967 601 601 0
1968 502 502 0
1969 382 382 0
1970 327 327 0
1971 230 230 0
1972 189 189 0
1973 120 120 0
1974 74 74 0
1975 54 54 0
1976 34 34 0
1977 37 37 0
1978 32 32 0
1979 29 29 0
1980 24 24 0
1981 14 14 0
1982 25 25 0
1983 18 18 0
1984 17 17 0
1985 8 8 0
1986 9 9 0
1987 10 10 0
1988 13 13 0
1989 6 6 0
1990 10 10 0
1991 6 6 0
1992 5 5 0
1996 5 5 0

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Popularity of Pam as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Pam U.S.
  White 33.62% 64.26%
  African American 38.83% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 22.46% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.61% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Pam

People with the last name Pam are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Pam

  • How Popular is the name Pam? Pam is the 1,296th most popular name of all time. As a last name Pam was the 29,334th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Pam have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 33,148 babies born with the first name Pam in the United States. That's more than enough people named Pam to occupy the country of San Marino with an estimated population of 32,312 (as of March 31, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Pam? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Pam first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Pam is Sunday, December 12th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Pam born? The highest recorded use of the first name Pam was in 1959 with a total of 3,678 babies. That's a lot of babies named Pam!
  • Random Pam Factoid: According to the 1961 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Pam ranks 100th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 19 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 1961.
  • Weird things about the name Pam: Your name in reverse order is Map. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Map. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Pam? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 806 people with the last name Pam.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Pam? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Pam as their last name since less than 1 person in 370k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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