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Gender: F Meaning of Perdita: "lost" Origin of Perdita: Latin

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A Shakespearean invention for an abandoned baby in The Winter's Tale, Perdita's sense of loss has always been off-putting to parents. But her image was somewhat resuscitated by its association with the appealing canine character in Disney's One Hundred and One Dalmations.

Famous People Named Perdita

Perdita Weeks, British actress

Pop Culture References for the Name Perdita

Perdita, dog in Disney's "One Hundred and One Dalmatians"
Perdita, character in Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale: "For the babe is counted lost for ever, Perdita I prithee call't"
Perdita Durango, character in movie "Wild At Heart"
Perdita Lyford, heroine in Barbara Cartland's book "The Daring Deception"

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