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Gender Masculine
Usage Italian
Pronounced Pron. KAW-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)


Depiction of Cosimo de Medici by Jacopo Pontormo (1518)Depiction of Cosimo de Medici by Jacopo Pontormo (1518)
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