Greek, Italian, English
"order, beauty, universe"

Cosmo Origin and Meaning

The name Cosmo is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "order, beauty, universe".

We all heard it on Seinfeld as the long-concealed first name of Kramer, then considered a punchline. Now some pioneering parents are embracing this expansive Greek name, which makes a creative and cool choice for a baby. Influential celebrity couple Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost chose it for their son, born in 2021, which will likely drive Cosmo up in popularity. In the UK, it currently ranks within the Top 1000 boy names and is trending upwards.

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. And for those wishing to honor a medic in the family, Cosmo is also the name of the Arabian-born patron saint of doctors.

# 970 in the US

Cosmo Rank in US Top 1000

# 130 on Nameberry

Cosmo Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Cosmo Popularity

Famous People Named Cosmo

  • Cosmo Gordon LangArchbishop of Canterbury
  • Cosmo Gordon3rd Duke of Gordon, named for his father's friend, Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany
  • (Harrison) Cosmo Krikoryan JarvisEnglish singer,songwriter and filmmaker
  • Douglas Ray "Cosmo" CliffordAmerican drummer of Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Cosmostage name of the lead singer of British band Flannel
  • Cosmo AllegrettiAmerican actor and puppeteer on TV's "Captain Kangaroo"
  • (Henry) Cosmo Orme Bonsor1st Baronet, English brewer and MP
  • Cosmo Edmund Duff Gordon5th Baronet, Scottish landowner, sportsman and Titanic survivor
  • Cosmo Hamilton (born Henry Charles Hamilton GibbsEnglish playwright and novelist
  • Cosmo Joseph IacavazziAmerican NFL football player
  • Marcus "Cosmo" KleinGerman singer,songwriter
  • Cosmo Sheldrakeson of English biologist and author Rupert Sheldrake; brother of Merlin
  • Cosmo SardoAmerican actor

Cosmo in Pop Culture

  • Cosmo Kramercharacter on TV's hit sitcom "Seinfeld"
  • Cosmo Browncharacter in film "Singin' In The Rain"
  • Cosmo Spacelystout, temperamental boss of George Jetson in animated series "The Jetsons"
  • Cosmo Toppercharacter in the Topper TV and movie series
  • Cosmo CosmaFairy Godfather on animated series "The Fairly OddParents"
  • Cosmotelepathic Russian space dog in Marvel comics
  • Cosmo Hillmain character in "The Supernaturalist" by Eoin Colfer
  • Cosmo Martinson of Susan Lewis and Chuck Martin on TV's "ER"
  • Cosmo Renfrocharacter in films "The Fugitive" and "U.S. Marshals"
  • Cosmocharacter in anime "Sonic X"
  • Cosmopuppet on British children's TV series "You and Me"
  • "Cosmo the Merry Martian" comic book
  • CosmoJenna's baby brother on Clifford the Big Red Dog
  • Cosmoa private in comic strip "Beetle Bailey" by Mort Walker
  • Conor "Cosmo" Lawlorcharacter in movie "Sing Street"
  • Jason Cosmomain character in novels by Dan McGirt
  • Cosmo TraittBetelgeusian courier seen in the Star Trek: Discovery episode "That Hope is You, Part 1"

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