What does Perdita mean?
Perdita \p(e)-rdi-ta, per-dita\ as a girls' 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.
Perdita has 1 masculine form: Perdido.
Perdita is an unusual given name for women and an unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Perdita for girls. Perdita has yet to be listed in the Top 1000 thus far. (2014 Birth Statistics)