Pamela Auger

The main character in the novel Genuflect by Tracy R. Twyman. Her last name means “diviner,” and originally referred to divination using the flight of birds. Her first name was the most etymologically meaningless common Western female name that the author could find. As Wikipedia states, “Sir Philip Sidney invented the name Pamela for a pivotal character in his epic prose work, The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia, written in the late 16th century and published posthumously. The name is widely taken to mean “all sweetness”, formed on the Greek words παν pan (“all”) and μέλι meli (“honey”),[2][3] but there is no evidence regarding what meaning, if any, Sidney intended for it.”