Pamela was first invented by English poet Sir Philip Sidney in the 16th century. He may have based it on Greek elements pan meaning “all, whole”, the nominative singular form of pâs, and meli “honey; anything sweet”, essentially meaning “all sweetness”.
Nicknames: Pam, Pammy/Pammie, Mela
- Pamelia (English)
- Pamella (English)
- Pamila (English)