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

The name Cosima is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "order, beauty". Cosima and is often added to lists like Badass Princess Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Cosima

(Francesca Gaetana) Cosima (Liszt) Wagner, 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 Diamond (b. 1994), daughter of chef Nigella Lawson and journalist John Diamond
Cosima Björn (b. 1997), daughter of supermodel Nadja Auermann and Olaf Björn
Cosima Mars (b. 2010), daughter of filmmaker Sofia Coppola and musician Thomas Mars
Cosima Rose Alexandra Windsor (b. 2010), daughter of Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster
Cosima Violet Vaughn (b. 2010), daughter of supermodel Claudia Schiffer

Pop Culture References for the name Cosima

Cosima Niehaus, character on TV's "Orphan Black" (pronounced "koh-SEEM-uh"), named after the show's real-life science contributor, Cosima Herter
"Cosima," novel by Grazia Deledda

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