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Gender: F Pronunciation: KO-see-mah Meaning of Cosima: "order, beauty" Origin of Cosima: Italian feminine variation of Cosmo, Greek

Cosima, the kind of elegant and exotic name the British upper classes love to use for their daughters, will almost certainly come into wider use here after being chosen by two high-profile celebs in the same month — cool couple Sofia Coppola and Thomas Mars as well as supermodel Claudia Schiffer. It was used earlier by celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, while the male form, Cosimo, was given to the son of Marissa Ribisi and Beck.

The most famous Cosima in history had strong musical ties--Cosima Wagner was the daughter of composer Franz Liszt and the wife of composer Richard Wagner. Cosima is well used in Germany, Italy and Greece.

Famous People Named Cosima

Cosima Wagner (born Francesca Gaetana Cosima Liszt), daughter of Hungarian composer Franz Liszt; second wife of German composer Richard Wagner
Cosima von Bülow Pavoncelli, British socialite and philanthropist; daughter of Claus and Sunny von Bülow
Cosima De Vito, Australian pop singer
Cosima Shaw, German actress
Cosima von Bonin, German visual artist
Cosima Littlewood, English actress
Cosima Rose Alexandra Windsor (b. 2010), daughter of Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster
Cosima Mars, daughter of filmmaker Sofia Coppola
Cosima Diamond, daughter of chef Nigella Lawson and journalist John Diamond

Pop Culture References for the name Cosima

Cosima Niehaus, character on TV's "Orphan Black" (pronounced "kuh-SEEM-uh")
"Cosima," novel by Grazia Deledda

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