Last name origins & meanings:
- Romanian and Italian: from the personal name Cosma (from
Latin Cosmas, Greek Kosmas, a derivative of
kosmos ‘order’, ‘arrangement’, ‘ordered universe’). St. Cosmas
was martyred together with his brother Damian in Cilicia in the early
4th century ad. Together, they came to be widely revered as
patron saints of doctors.
- Possibly a shortened form of the Greek family names
Cosmaïdis or Cosmadopoulos, all formed from the
personal name Kosmas.
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