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Gender: Male Meaning of Cosimo: "universe" Origin of Cosimo: Italian variation of Cosmo

The name Cosimo is a boy's name of Italian origin meaning "universe". Cosimo and is often added to lists like Unusual Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Safe, Brave or Guilty Pleasure".

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Dramatic, worldly, and exotic, Cosimo was chosen by singer Beck and his wife, Marissa Ribisi, for their son. Now that Cosima has emerged as a starbaby favorite, twin brother Cosimo could join her.

Cosimo de Medici was the first of the Medici dynasty to wield power in Florence during much of the Italian Renaissance, and was noted for his patronage of the arts. An inspirational name for creative parents.

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Famous People Named Cosimo

Cosimo di Giovanni de' Medici, known as Cosimo the Elder, first member of the Medici family
Cosimo I-III de' Medici, Grand Dukes of Tuscany
Cosimo Alemà, Italian film director
Cosimo Tura, Italian Renaissance painter
Cosimo Vincent Matassa, American record producer
Cosimo Rosselli, Italian painter
Cosimo Henri Hansen (b. 2004), son of actress Marissa Ribisi and singer Beck

Pop Culture References for the name Cosimo

The martyred St Cosmas became the patron saint of Milan and therefore made the name well-known throughout Italy (as "Cosimo" or "Cosmo"). Introduced to Scotland in the 17th century by the 2nd Duke of Gordon, friend of Cosimo III, Grand Duke of Tuscany.