The name Pamela is of English origin and means "All Honey, Sweetness." The origin is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word--the language in which it most appears.
Name invented by Sir Philip Sidney for a poem titled "Arcadia" in the 1580s; used by Samuel Richardson for his novel Pamela in the 1740s. Nickname for Pamela is usually Pam or Pammy. Pamela Anderson, actress. Pam Grier, actress. Pam Dawber, actress.