Pamela

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Iceland Icelandic

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Origin and Meaning

The English poet Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586) invented the name for his novel 'The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia' [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

One theory is that he intended it to derive from Greek pān = 'all' and Greek méli = 'honey' or pam-mélās = 'all black' [2] [3] [5]

Related Names

Pam
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Pamela
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Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Paméla Swedish
Pamella
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Pameluson Iceland

Female

Pameludóttir Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Pamela
Genitive: Pamelas
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Pamela
Genitive: Pamelan
Partitive: Pamelaa
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Pamela
Accusative: Pamelu
Dative: Pamelu
Genitive: Pamelu
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Pamela
Genitive: Pamelas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Pamela
Genitive: Pamelas

Name Day

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

18 September

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 444 people were named Pamela (percentage of first or only given name: 43 %) [8]

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[9]
1078 1627 1078 1627 0 0
Finland Finland[10]
n.a.
625
n.a.
625 0 0
Norway Norway[11]
190
n.a.
190
n.a.
0
n.a.
Denmark Denmark[12]
145
n.a.
145
n.a.
0
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[13]
17 22
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[14]
8 8
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Pamela (f) Sources: [9][12][11][10]


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  4. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  6. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  7. Digitalarkivet at arkivverket.no, http://www.arkivverket.no
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  10. 10.0 10.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  11. 11.0 11.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  12. 12.0 12.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  13. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  14. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/