A name invented by English poet Sir Philip Sidney.

Pamela is a character in his work “The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia”.

The name may also mean “all sweetness”, from the Greek words “παν”, pan, meaning all, and “μέλι”, meli, meaning honey.

Other forms of the name are: Pamelia, Pam, Pamila.

Famous bearers are Pamela Anderson, Pam Grier, Pamela Reed, Pamela Racine, Pamela Adlon, Pamela Franklin.