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What does Cosmo mean?

Cosmo Pronunciation of Cosmo as a boys' name is of Italian and Greek origin, and the meaning of Cosmo is "order, harmony, beauty". Italian form of Greek Kosmas. Saint Cosmos, a martyr, was patron saint of the Italian city of Milan, and the name was further spread there by the fame of Cosimo de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany and one of the chief patrons of the Italian Renaissance. His friend the Duke of Gordon took the name to Britain in the 17th century. Now also the name of an American soccer team.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, beauty (handsome), fame, duke (noble), chief (leader), renaissance (medieval), friend, britain (england), 17th century


VARIANTS Cosimo, Cosme, Kosmo


(male) Colmo, ..

(female) Coscon, ..

Cosmo Jonathon (C.J.), ..

How popular is Cosmo?

Cosmo is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#60887 out of 150436, Top 40%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Cosmo entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its peak rank of #1044 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not listed at the moment. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cosmo name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cosmo outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Cosimo is the only other popular variation form of Cosmo. These relations of Cosmo were at the peak of their popularity in the 1920s (AVERAGE #1346).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cosmo, Cosimo in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cosmo and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Cadmo (see Cadmus), Cisco, Colm, Como and Costa. Like Cosmo, these names are not commonly used.

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