From German Names

Female Female Name

German Pronunciation

Listen to the German pronunciation of Pamela. The speaker is a native speaker of Standard German from Schleswig-Holstein / Northern Germany:

Predominant Age Group in Germany

Typically born between 1960 and 1980

Origin and Meaning

The English poet Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586) invented the name for his novel 'The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia'

One theory is that he intended it to derive from Greek pān = 'all' and Greek méli = 'honey' or pam-mélās = 'all black'

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