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.