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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cos"mos
  1. The universe or universality of created things; -- so called from the order and harmony displayed in it.
  2. The theory or description of the universe, as a system displaying order and harmony.

Etymology: NL., fr. Gr. ko`smos order, harmony, the world (from its perfect order and arrangement); akin to Skr. çad to distinguish one's self

noun Cos"mos
A genus of composite plants closely related to Bidens, usually with very showy flowers, some with yellow, others with red, scarlet, purple, white, or lilac rays. They are natives of the warmer parts of America, and many species are cultivated. Cosmos bipinnatus and Cosmos diversifolius are among the best-known species; Cosmos caudatus, of the West Indies, is widely naturalized.
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  1. Everything that exists anywhere
  2. Any of various mostly Mexican herbs of the genus Cosmos having radiate heads of variously colored flowers and pinnate leaves; popular fall-blooming annuals

From Ancient Greek κόσμος (kósmos, “world, universe”).

  1. The universe.
  2. An ordered, harmonious whole.
  3. Any of various mostly Mexican herbs of the genus Cosmos having radiate heads of variously coloured flowers and pinnate leaves.

Abbreviation of cosmopolitan

  1. plural of cosmo

    cosmos was also found in the following language(s): French, Portuguese, and Spanish

    Notable Persons Named Cosmos

    He breathed his last breath in 1578.


    Cosmos was born in 1863. He died in 1938.


    Cosmos Awotwe is an athlete for the Paa Grant Soccer Academy.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Cosmos

    Frankie Cosmos is an indie rock, indie pop, indie folk, and lo-fi music musician. She has been prominent since 2009. Frankie was given the name Greta Simone Kline on March 21st, 1994 in New York City, New York, U.S. Frankie is also known as Ingrid Superstar, Kline, and Greta Simone.


    Amor de Cosmos was an MLA for Victoria District and MLAforVictoria District. He was most prominent from 1872 to 1874. Amor was born on August 20th, 1825 in Windsor, Nova Scotia. He left this life on July 4th, 1897.



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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Cosmos U.S.
      White 86.98% 64.26%
      African American 4.65% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.79% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 5.12% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Cosmos

    People with the last name Cosmos are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Cosmos

    • How Popular is the name Cosmos? Cosmos is the 61,194th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cosmos was the 86,645th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Cosmos have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 21 babies born with the first name Cosmos in the United States.
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cosmos? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1970 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
    • When was Cosmos first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cosmos is Thursday, April 27th, 1882.
    • What year had the most people named Cosmos born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cosmos was in 1970 with a total of 9 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Cosmos: Your name in reverse order is Somsoc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Osocsm. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Cosmos? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 215 people with the last name Cosmos.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cosmos? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Cosmos as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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