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Gender: M Meaning of Cosmo: "order, beauty" Origin of Cosmo: Italian from Greek

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We all heard it on "Seinfeld" as the long-concealed first name of Kramer, now some pioneering parents are wondering if this expansive Greek name that seems to embrace the whole cosmos could make a creative and cool choice for their baby.

Cosmo is the name of the Arabian-born patron saint of doctors.

In literature, Baron Cosmo Bradwardine is a character in Sir Walter Scott's novel Waverly and Cosmo Topper is the befuddled banker in Thorne Smith's humorous novel Topper.

In modern times Cosmo has become the short form for Cosmopolitan--both the magazine and the cocktail.

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Famous People Named Cosmo

Cosmo Gordon Lang (1864-1945), Archbishop of Canterbury in 1928
Cosmo Gordon, 3rd Duke of Gordon (1720-52), named for his father's friend, Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany
Cosmo Jarvis, English singer-songwriter and filmmaker.

Pop Culture References for the Name Cosmo

Cosmo Spacely, the stout, temperamental boss of George Jetson in the 1960s cartoon The Jetsons
Cosmo Kramer, a character on American TV series "Seinfeld"
Cosmo Cosma, Fairy Godfather on the cartoon The Fairly OddParents
Cosmo Brown, Donald O'Connor's character in Singin' In The Rain
Cosmo Topper, character in the Topper TV and movie series

Cos, Cosimo, Cosmas, Cosmé, Coz, Cozmo, Kos, Kosmo, Koz

Cosmo's International Variations

Cosimo (Italian) Cosme (Spanish)