Pamela name - Meaning of Pamela

Pamela name - Meaning of Pamela

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Pamela Meaning
This name was invented in the late 16th century by the poet Sir Philip Sidney for use in his poem 'Arcadia'. He possibly intended it to mean "all sweetness" from Greek παν (pan) "all" and μελι (meli) "honey". It was later employed by author Samuel Richardson for the heroine in his novel 'Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded' (1740), after which time it became used as a given name. It did not become popular until the 20th century. Pamela originates in Greek language and was invented by Sir Philip Sidney for a character in his epic prose The Countess of Pembroke"s Arcadia. Later on, it was used by Samuel Richardson for a character in his epistolary novel Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded, first published in 1740. Since then, Pamela has been used regularly as a feminine given name. Lately, its usage has declined in the United States.

Pamela Related Names
Variants: Pamelia, Pamella, Pamila
Diminutive: Pam

Pamela Celebrities
Pamela Anderson - actress, Pamela Allen - writer, Pamela Brown - writer, Pamela Ellis - published author, Pamela Franklin - actress, Pamela Hart - jazz artist, Pamela Kola - writer, Pamela Martin - actress, Pamela Reed - actress, Pamela Sargent - writer, Pamela Teves - actress, Pamela Tiffin - actress,

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