What does perdido mean?

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  1. Perdido

    "Perdido" is a jazz standard composed by Juan Tizol and was first recorded on December 3, 1941 by Duke Ellington. However, it is their January 21, 1942, recording of the song on the Victor label, that is regarded as their original recording. In 1944, Ervin Drake and Hans Lengsfelder were enlisted to write lyrics for the tune. The song was not usually sung with the Ellington band, the exception being Ella Fitzgerald on her 1957 album Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook. Later, many others recorded the song, including Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Art Tatum, Quincy Jones, the Charlie Parker Quintet, Dave Brubeck, Charles Mingus, Erroll Garner, Harry James,and "Verden Rundt's" All Star Band. The melody can be heard in Woody Allen's Another Woman from 1988. "Perdido" is Spanish and simply means lost, but also sloppy or undecent. The song refers to the Perdido Street in New Orleans.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Perdido is ranked #126018 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Perdido surname appeared 136 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Perdido.

    63.2% or 86 total occurrences were Asian.
    32.3% or 44 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of perdido in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of perdido in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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