This name derives from the Ancient Greek “pán meli (πᾶν μελι)”, composed of two elements: “pán (πᾶν)” (all) plus “meli (μελι)” (honey). Finally the name means “sweetness, all sweetness, all honey”. The name was invented by Samuel Richardson for his novel "Pamela”. Introduced in Italian language from the French “Pamèle“ and the English Pamela, its diffusion was for two comedies of Carlo Goldoni in 1750 and 1760. The name's popularity may have been hindered by the tendency to pronounce it “pəˈmiːlə/ pə-mee-lə” which was not fully superseded by the now-standard “ˈpæmələ/ pam-ə-lə” until the start of the 20th century. The feast day is celebrated on November 1, the feast of All Saints.
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