Pam is just another nickname as a first name. Derived from the invented name, Pamela, Pam can be toted as a given name if you’re going for one syllable. It’s no surprise that people will probably ask your daughter if it’s short for Pamela her whole life, and unfortunately they’ll probably associate it with the famous cooking spray of the same name.


  • english: Invented by poet Sir Philip Sidney

Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 1

Famous Namesakes:

Actress Pam Dawber