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

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.

Famous People Named Cosmo

Cosmo Gordon Lang, Archbishop of Canterbury
Cosmo Gordon, 3rd Duke of Gordon named for his father's friend, Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany
(Harrison) Cosmo Krikoryan Jarvis, English singer-songwriter and filmmaker
Douglas Ray "Cosmo" Clifford, American drummer of Creedence Clearwater Revival
Cosmo, lead singer of British band Flannel
Cosmo Allegretti, actor and puppeteer on TV's "Captain Kangaroo"
(Henry) Cosmo Orme Bonsor, 1st Baronet, English brewer and MP
Cosmo Edmund Duff Gordon, 5th Baronet, Scottish landowner, sportsman and Titanic survivor
Cosmo Hamilton (born Henry Charles Hamilton Gibbs, English playwright and novelist
Cosmo Joseph Iacavazzi, American NFL football player
Marcus "Cosmo" Klein, German singer-songwriter
Cosmo Sheldrake, son of English biologist and author Rupert Sheldrake; brother of Merlin

Pop Culture References for the name Cosmo

Cosmo Kramer, character on TV's hit sitcom "Seinfeld"
Cosmo Brown, character in film "Singin' In The Rain"
Cosmo Spacely, stout, temperamental boss of George Jetson in animated series "The Jetsons"
Cosmo Topper, character in the Topper TV and movie series
Cosmo Cosma, Fairy Godfather on animated series "The Fairly OddParents"
Cosmo, telepathic Russian space dog in Marvel comics
Cosmo Hill, main character in "The Supernaturalist" by Eoin Colfer
Cosmo Martin, son of Susan Lewis and Chuck Martin on TV's "ER"
Cosmo Renfro, character in films "The Fugitive" and "U.S. Marshals"
Cosmo, character in anime "Sonic X"
Cosmo, puppet on British children's TV series "You and Me"
"Cosmo the Merry Martian," comic book
Private Cosmo, character in comic strip "Beetle Bailey" by Mort Walker
Jason Cosmo, main character in novels by Dan McGirt
Cosmo, Jenna's baby brother on Clifford the Big Red Dog

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

Cosmo's International Variations

Cosimo (Italian) Cosme (Spanish)