Probably short for French Pamphile (“a given name”), special use of man's name.
pam (countable and uncountable, plural pams)
- The jack of clubs in loo played with hands of 5 cards.
- A card game, similar to napoleon, in which the jack of clubs is the highest trump.
Probably alteration of panorama.
pam (third-person singular simple present pams, present participle pamming, simple past and past participle pammed)
- (obsolete) To pan a camera in order to show a panorama.