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GenderMasculine
UsageItalian
PronouncedPron.KAW-zee-mo
, KO-zee-mo
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Meaning & History

Italian form of COSMAS. A famous bearer was Cosimo de' Medici, the 15th-century founder of Medici rule in Florence, who was a patron of the Renaissance and a successful merchant. Other members of the Medici family have also borne this name.
VariantsCosma, Cosmo
Feminine FormCosima
Other Languages & CulturesCosmas, Kosmas Ancient Greek Kuzman Bulgarian Cosmo English Côme French Kuzman Macedonian Cosme Portuguese Cosmin Romanian Kuzma Russian Kuzman Serbian Cosme Spanish

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Depiction of Cosimo de Medici by Jacopo Pontormo (1518)Depiction of Cosimo de Medici by Jacopo Pontormo (1518)
Entry updated February 12, 2018   Contribute