Meaning and name origin
Perdita \p(e)-rdi-ta, per-dita\ as a girl's name is pronounced per-DEE-tah, PER-di-tah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Perdita is "lost". Shakespeare created this name for a young heroine in "The Winter's Tale". As a baby, Perdita was left to die because her father mistakenly believed her to be another man's child. She was rescued by a shepherd, who called her Perdita because she was lost. Though she was later wooed by a prince, their marriage was forbidden because of her supposed lack of pedigree. When her origins were discovered, a happy ending ensued.
There is 1 masculine form of Perdita: Perdido.
Perdita is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Perdita for girls. Perdita has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (2014 statistics).