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

The name Perdita is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "lost". Perdita and is often added to lists like Best One-of-a-Kind Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents - Sibsets Version".

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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.

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Famous People Named Perdita

Perdita Rose Annunziata Weeks, British actress
Perdita Caroline Buchan, Anglo-American novelist
Perdita Felicien, Canadian hurdler
Perdita Constance Huston, American journalist and activist
Perdita Schaffner, daughter of the poet Hilda "H.D." Doolittle

Pop Culture References for the name Perdita

Perdita, character in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale: "For the babe is counted lost for ever, Perdita I prithee call't"
Perdita, dog in Disney's "One Hundred and One Dalmatians," named after the Shakespeare character
Perdita Durango, character in films "Wild At Heart" and "Dance With the Devil"
Perdita Lyford, heroine in Barbara Cartland's book "The Daring Deception"
Perdita "Perdy" Hyde-Sinclair, character on British soap "Emmerdale"
"Perdita," novel by Hilary Cunningham Scharper and its main character
Perdita, a soldier in Gregor The Overlander

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