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Pamela is the central character of Sang-Sun Park's manhwa (comic book) series The Tarot Café.
Belus  9/17/2005
Pamela is the main character of Samuel Richardson's epistolary 1740 novel 'Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded'.
Belus  9/26/2005
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor writes "Alice" books for teen girls. Alice is the main character and one of her friends is named Pamela Jones.
― Anonymous User  10/6/2005
Pamela Lyndon Travers, born Helen Lyndon Goff was the author of Mary Poppins.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2005
Pamela Anderson is a famous bearer.
― Anonymous User  1/4/2006
Pamela Courson (December 22, 1946-April 25, 1974) was the girlfriend of the singer of the Doors, Jim Morrison. Coincidentally, like him, she was also 27 at the moment of her death from an heroine overdose.
alberto  1/7/2006
In Spanish, pamela is a word used for a type of hat for women.
alberto  3/23/2006
This is a great name.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
When I first heard this name, I thought Pamila was the only spelling of it.
CoBy  5/16/2006
It's a bit strange that this name is so common, but was invented, even the 1500's.
CoBy  5/20/2006
Pam Beazely is a main character on the TV show "The Office".
pink_floyd_fan  7/27/2006
My cousin is called Pamela and she is so not "all sweetness"! She is spoilt, selfish and stuck up. And she is only six years old. Sorry, this name does nothing for me but only because of the person my cousin happens to be.
laney  9/19/2006
It's my name. I used to really dislike it because there wasn't a single person I knew under 30 years old who shared the name, but it's grown on me. It's memorable, because it's become unique.
wishenough  10/11/2006
There is an author named Pamela Evans.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2006
This is my name. I hated it when I was growing up because the only other people I knew who shared my name were two of my friend's mothers. I have grown to appreciate my name now, I'm happy to have a name that is pretty without being overused.
― Anonymous User  1/29/2007
For some reason, I've always loved the name Pamela ever since I'd heard it. It really is a beautiful name.
melinda1  6/11/2007
I personally like this name because it's my name. Pamela is an adorable, delicate, feminine, and high class name. It's also surprisingly rare. You hear about people who have that name but you never actually see them. I have never met or seen anyone also named Pamela except Pamela Anderson on tv. I have heard of someone with that name who works with someone I know though. Being a Pamela gets lonely so I think more people should give thier kids this classic name, but not too many otherwise it wouldn't be a classic. Make sure the kid named Pamela also has a cute and refined middle name to go with it, my first and middle name together is Pamela Caroline, it balances it out and adds more class so you seem very upperclass. I think this name is very special and anyone who shares this name with me should be very proud.
Scorpio_gal_angel_2  7/20/2007
Pamela Courson (December 22, 1946-April 25, 1974) was the cosmic mate of Jim Morrison the lead singer of The Doors.
Groovy128  8/24/2007
Call me crazy, but it's a lovely name for a girl!
aquaspirit96  10/4/2007
I think this name is too ugly and all the Pamela's I've met were like 50 so this name was very famous in the 1950's.
vane62392  12/6/2007
I don't really like this name at all. The beginning sounds quite harsh and even boyish, and I've associated this name with trashy and vapid girls and women for some time. However, my impression of this name has become less negative after reading the posts of the hilarious blogger Pam Spaulding.
slight night shiver  5/2/2008
Pamela is a very Upper-Class, Urban, Sophisticated and Feminine name. It has recently become one of my favourites! =]
Miss_Gorgeous  6/19/2008
Ugly horrible name it reminds me of ugly, alcoholic, drug addicted people eeewww.
― Anonymous User  7/18/2008
Pamela is a very nice name. But I wouldn't name my daughter that for fear of people calling her PAM.
cookieavalanche  8/22/2008
I really don't like this name it's ugly and old.
― Anonymous User  8/31/2008
I think this is a pretty name.
KayeKiLa  9/14/2008
How can you think that this is an ugly name, this is the prettiest name I have ever heard.
― Anonymous User  11/25/2008
This name has a nice meaning, but is quite old fashioned and the p combined with m makes it quite hard to say.
― Anonymous User  4/30/2009
Pam Ferris (born 1 January 1948) is a German born British actress, who is best known in the United Kingdom for her television career. She is best known for her starring roles as Ma Larkin in The Darling Buds of May and Laura Thyme in Rosemary & Thyme, and for playing Miss Trunchbull in the movie Matilda.
walesgal92  6/26/2009
Weirdly enough, I prefer the way Borat says Pamela (pa-MAY-la) to the actual pronunciation.
― Anonymous User  7/14/2009
A famous bearer is Pamela Lilian Isley aka Poison Ivy.
Katrine  2/8/2010
According to Henry Fielding, in his day the name was pronounced either "pa-MEL-a" or "pa-MEE-la." Nowadays, of course, these pronunciations are rarely if ever used.
Kosta  8/2/2010
Pamela is my sister's name, and I think it's the best one my mother came up with (out of five). It's pretty and sophisticated, with great literary associations. Yes, somewhat dated, as it had its period of popularity in the past, but that doesn't make it inherently bad. I'd like to see more little Pamelas around.
queenv  11/3/2010
A bit outdated, but it still has a very nice meaning.
― Anonymous User  12/13/2010
It's not that it's outdated, it's that it just sounds trashy. Reminds me of Pamela Anderson, plus Pam has to be one of the ugliest nicknames in existence. Rhymes with spam and ham.
― Anonymous User  10/30/2011
I am a Pamela. I like my name quite a lot. HOWEVER, I do not care for the nickname Pam. So I say to people firmly but nicely, "I like being called Pamela or Polly" (I like both these names). They eventually get the message, and I am happy... In terms of age, please remember that all of today's middle aged and older people were once young, and all of today's young people will one day be older. Fads and fashions come and go. It is a good idea to focus on the name itself. Ageist remarks are not too bright.
linden-tree-murmur  3/27/2012
This is my name. Personally, I hate the name. Although most people call me Pam, which I actually kind of like. I think that the name is more common with older women, which is one reason I don't like it, as I'm almost seventeen years old. All the other Pamelas I've known were in their 40's or older. Also, as a child I was teased to be known as Pamela Anderson, which is someone I really don't want to be known as. Also, my name rhymes with things like "ham" and "spam". I also think that it sounds really snotty and high-class, which doesn't suit who I am. Blech. Hate it.
KaiLeaf  7/2/2012
Pamela is my sister's name. She's 24. I sometimes call her Pam, although one time she told me she preferred I didn't call her that. I think the name is okay. I don't think it's pretty or special. It's just a name. Nothing unique about it.
Karina  7/7/2012
Used in Italy too, even if it's very rare!
Eretria  3/23/2013
The name Pamela was given to 213 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/16/2013
Pamela is my name and I'm now in my 50's, too. Most of us named Pamela used the nickname Pam and it was a popular name when I was attending a large high school in the 70's; however, teachers called many of us by our last names so this was not an issue. Actually, I have always liked the meaning of my name and I think I live up to the meaning "sweet as honey". Anyone can try to be nice, but being sweet comes naturally to me. My daddy always called me "Sweet Pammy" and most of my family and closest friends have endearingly called me Pammy, too. Now, that I'm a grandmother my grandchildren call me "Grammy Pammy". Everyone likes to hear the sound of their own name being called by the ones they love the most. I'm happy to say my mother that named me Pamela Lynn will be 84 years old this year and when she calls my name I'm proud she marked me with sweetness towards all I encounter.
Justlooking1234  2/3/2014
I first heard the name by a girl in elementary and for years I thought it sounded harsh and didn't like it much. Now I think it's a cute name because of the character on "The Office" who goes by "Pam Beesley". The character was likeable and she made me see the name differently. Funny how that works. I like the nickname "Pam" and even "Pammy"... No I'm not biased because my name is "Sam" either.
Samillion  4/30/2014
The name Pamela is definitely a classic. Most women I've known named Pamela prefer to be called 'Pam', including myself, mainly because we only heard our full name during childhood if we were in trouble. Although other women don't mind being called Pammy, I've never liked it. My Dad jokingly called me Pammy Yammy Ammy when I was four and that ended very quickly. I've also laughed hysterically at the nicknames like 'Spam the ham sandwich' or comments about how people used me while preparing dinner last night (PAM cooking spray). I'm 41 and finally proud and appreciative of the full name in which my Mother gave to me: Pamela.
chocoholic14  6/21/2014
A famous bearer would be Pamela des Barres. Anyway, I like this name a lot! It's pretty.
― Anonymous User  2/18/2015
The name Pamela is pretty and elegant. The nickname Pam, not so much. One way around this is to pronounce the name Pa-MAY-luh. Then a nickname could be Mae, instead of Pam.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2015
Interestingly, the nickname Pam seems very dated, but the name Pamela seems fresher. Makes sense, in a way. The syllable "mela" is very important to the name's meaning (associated with honey).
― Anonymous User  8/12/2015
Like another commentator above I am a Pamela Lynn. Lots of people pronounce my name, almost as a nickname type thing, as pa-Mel-a. In fact, in middle school there were a several Pam's so I ended up being called Mel. I went back to Pamela when I moved to a high school where I was the only Pam. I feel somewhat neutral towards my name. I do like Pamela better than Pam but it seems pretentious to me to ask people to use your full name. I feel like no matter how nice they are being, I always feel like they are thinking, "Well, excuuuussssse me!" Some people seem to be able to do it, but not me. As a small child I was called Pammy which is cute but certainly not appropriate past about age five. Not the name I'd chose for myself, but overall I've not been unhappy with it.
― Anonymous User  8/14/2015
This name is so pretty.
― Anonymous User  11/8/2015
I was born in 1962 and this is my name. I don't like it, never have. I go by Pam which is of the three options, the least offensive to me. My mother never stopped calling me Pamela 75% of the time. It always pleased me when she remembered to call me Pam. I will answer if I must to Pamela, but I will correct you. I will not be at all polite if you call me Pammy. I was firm on this when I was in kindergarten... still am... and will be in the senior's home.

I met a 20-something Pamela recently. She loves her name. It suits her in a way I don't think it has ever suited me.
Pgh62  4/24/2016
I've heard this name means "honey".
iamauser  5/11/2016
My name is Pamela and I'm almost 38 and I love it because I never have someone with the same name where I work... or was even in my class growing up. I was the only one. I love that all my nieces and nephews called me Aunt Pammy. I never got to be called Mommy, so Pammy was the next best thing to it. However, I don't mind being called Pam, but if I see my name in writing I want to see Pamela not Pam. Just a weird pet peeve.
― Anonymous User  5/24/2016
The name Pamela was given to 166 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/13/2016
My name is Pamella and I feel it is the best name in the world, considering the fact that it is unique.
― Anonymous User  9/20/2016
Pamela Denise Anderson is a Canadian-American actress and model known for her roles on the television series Home Improvement, Baywatch and V.I.P.. She was Playmate of the Month for Playboy magazine in February 1990. Anderson was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in 2006.
cutenose  1/13/2017
Whenever I hear this name, I can't help but to think of a stupid blonde bimbo sipping cocktails on a beach.
angolmois  3/2/2017
Like others who have commented, my name is also Pamela. However, I have always used the nickname Pam. My older sister named me for a character in an English novel she was reading at the time I was born. My mother had thought to give me the name Henrietta, after my father. I have looooved the name Pam, Pamela, Pamaleela (a silly friend thought that one up), just don't call me Pammie. And, that's a personal preference, not due to any negative connotation. I am 71 years old. For me, the name is still a good one. It has aged well with me while still sounding sweet and light for a newborn or any age in between.
― Anonymous User  4/24/2017
I like the name. I haven't always, but now I appreciate the fact that it is somewhat rare.
pamthesecond  5/12/2017
Pamela Denise Anderson is a Canadian American actress and model known for her roles on the television series Home Improvement, Baywatch and V.I.P.. She was Playmate of the Month for Playboy magazine in February 1990. Anderson was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in 2006.
cutenose  5/20/2017
This is also used in Italy where it is pronounced pa-MEH-la.
In 2015 were born 36 babies named Pamela.
Felie  6/26/2017
A famous fictional Pam/Pamela is the full-figured blonde Pam Poovey, a main character on the raunchy animated comedy series "Archer".
― Anonymous User  7/13/2017
Pamela Hayden is an American voice actress. She is best known for voicing Milhouse Van Houten on The Simpsons.
Buneary  9/18/2017
My father, I was told, insisted on naming me Pamela. I've always liked my first name, it's rather uncommon and different. Also the name Pamela is associated with sweetness. I love sweet!
pamijill56  1/28/2018
As a young person with the name of Pamela, I don't really hate it, but I don't like it either. I don't like it because it sounds too serious/ harsh and when someone says my name I have the impression that I'm gonna get yelled at, so I prefer to be called Pam.
Also, since I'm Hispanic, I don't think it's normal to see Hispanic girls named Pamela, so that's a downside to my name. I also think the Spanish pronunciation sounds less harsh, at least that's what I like about my name.
Although I don't like/hate the name, I still appreciate when people compliment my name, it makes me feel better about myself but I don't mind if people think otherwise (just don't be jerks about it lol...)
I also like that the name implies "all honey and sweetness" but I feel that it makes it sound too childish. The name fits my complexion and I don't know if this is a good or bad thing... there's just so much to my name!
So, with that being said, I have mixed opinions about my name.
annes  2/18/2018
I hate my name. Everyone else either thinks of a drug addicted weirdo or some old lady. And Pam rhymes with spam and ham. I don’t care if you think it’s pretty, it doesn’t feel pretty.
― Anonymous User  3/30/2018

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