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

Cosima Origin and Meaning

The name Cosima is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "order, beauty".

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.

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Pop Culture References for the name Cosima

Kosma, Cosma, Cosme


bordercollie Says:


I adore this name, but only if it's pronounced kuh-SEE-mah like the Orphan Black character. I'm not sure if that's the correct pronunciation, but I far prefer it to any other.

Ruanne Says:


This name sounded strange to me the first time I heard it. But it's grown on me. I like that it's feminine, but not at all frilly. I think a girl named Cosima could be a fashionable Instagrammable wedding planner or a CFO or anything in between. :)

FantasyandPrayer Says:


Its growing on me I pove the delicateness of it

Daiseymae Says:


Clau Von Bulow's daughter is named this, and she pronounces it as "Ko-see-mah".

gmdx Says:


It's such a "cosy" name to me. Love!

xhart Says:


I really don't get the appeal of this name. It's just plain horrid. It sounds like some off brand pharmaceutical. The only name I dislike more is Urraca.

snowsbeloved Says:


This name sounds so regal and elegant to me. I imagine a beautiful, classy noblewoman from a classic work of literature.

Floris Says:


Tbh, I don't think it is... At first I was a bit hesitant, but now I absolutely adore this name :)!

katinka Says:


Very light, beautiful, ethereal and sophisticated name. It would be considered quite "posh" here in the UK, I think, but name prejudice does seem to be fading somewhat as more people choose unusual names.

katinka Says:


My worry too

Floris Says:


I loove this name. I wonder it sounds too stuffy?

Hailey Says:


I grew up playing a PC game series called "King's Quest," and in one of the final games there is a princess named Cassima. I always thought that was so lovely. That's what this name reminds me of.

Luísa Says:


I also pronounce Cosima Koh-zee--mah. High five!

Catastroffy Says:


I loved this name when I first came across it (I have not known any Cosimas) but I pictured it to be pronounced "COZ-im-uh". I'm afraid to say I don't like "KO-see-mah" so much at all.

ashbee Says:


Strange and cool. The meaning elevates it. I had no idea it had such a strong history of use around the world.

juliabrowneyes Says:


I think it depends on where you live. Orphan Black is a Canadian show, right? I live in the US, and plenty of people here have never even heard of it. I have, but I've never seen it. I didn't know there was a character named Cosima in it.

Daiseymae Says:


It always ends up that way.

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Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Well it's not that bad, actually. Not a favorite though. No idea why I wrote that.

rabia_chrisden Says:


I never thought much of or about this name. I used to like the name Nima and saw this name somewhere under names that sound like Nima but didn't love it until hearing it on Orphan Black. I don't really care for the character much but her name is lovely.

Daisychain Says:


In the TV show Orphan Black, the name is pronounced more like ka-SEE-a than KO-see-ma. So I'm unclear on the actual/common pronunciation.

Guest Says:


This name sounds like cough medicine to me.

Catastroffy Says:


This has potential for a story.

claraminta Says:


For some reason I always think of the word "cosmetics" when I hear this. Otherwise, beautiful name, and reminds me of Cosimo the Fair from Inkspell.

LowSlash Says:


I love Orphan Black, and this name is still second from the top of my girl's list (after Beatrix). I love the meaning and the sound of the name, but Cosima's a great character so I don't mind if people think she's the sole inspiration.

hellogoodbye111 Says:


Beautiful name, but IMO I don't think people should use it for awhile, as it will seem they are referencing Orphan Black in naming their child...

jan11th Says:


This name has an extremely bad word in farsi in it...

geeknamezyo Says:


One of my favorites. Interesting, appealing, and pretty. It seems to be getting more attention around this site lately!

Guest Says:


oh yeah I forgot haha but yeah I think of Cool Ranch Doritos for some reason when I see this name

Guest Says:


Doritos are corn chips.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I have absolutely no liking for this name.

Guest Says:


For whatever reason, this makes me think of potato chips--Doritos in particular.

Giinkies Says:


Okay... This name is growing on me. I saw this name appear in the "fave celeb sibsets" thread in the "celebrity baby name forum" a few times and though I didn't care for it then, something about it seems so appealing now. I also LOVE the meaning of the name.