Perdita Origin and Meaning

The name Perdita is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "lost".
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 WeeksBritish actress
  • Perdita Caroline BuchanAnglo,American novelist
  • Perdita FelicienCanadian hurdler
  • Perdita Constance HustonAmerican journalist and activist
  • Perdita Schaffnerdaughter of the poet Hilda "H.D." Doolittle
  • Lady Perdita Rose Mary Asquithdaughter of Katharine and Raymond Asquith

Perdita in Pop Culture

  • Perditacharacter in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale
  • Perditadog in Disney's "One Hundred and One Dalmatians"
  • Perdita Durangocharacter in films "Wild At Heart" and "Dance With the Devil"
  • Perdita Lyfordheroine in Barbara Cartland's book "The Daring Deception"
  • Perdita "Perdy" HydeSinclair, character on British soap "Emmerdale"
  • "Perdita" novel by Hilary Cunningham Scharper and its main character
  • Perditaa soldier in Gregor The Overlander
  • Perdita Willoughbythe sister of Viola in The Haunting of Bly Manor and The Romance Of Certain Old Clothes by Henry James.