Kosmas or Cosmas

Kosmas or Cosmas is a Greek male name, which used to be relatively popular in the older days – for some reason it seems less common these days.

Kosmas derives from the Greek word “kosmos” which means “world” and “decoration” in Ancient Greek. Therefore, Kosmas means the one that decorates in Greek.

male greek name kosmas

Sound of name Kosmas: Ko-smás

Female Version of name Kosmas: N/A

Nameday of Kosmas: July 1st

Origin of name Kosmas – Agioi Anargyroi (St Anargyroi)

Kosmas is a very important person in the Greek Orthodox Calendar. Along with his brother Damianos he became a doctor, treating people in need.

Kosmas and Damianos did not accept money for their treatments, but they asked the healed ones to believe in Christ. This is why they were called Anargyroi, a word that in Greek means “without money”.

Some of their enemies told the Roman Emperor Carinus that the brothers used magic to heal people, so the Emperor called them and asked them if that was true.

Kosmas and Damianos denied these allegations and talked about the power of their faith, but the Emperor asked them to become pagans and deny Christ.

They refused and managed to persuade the Emperor to accept their faith, since he was also healed by them when he faced a problem with his head.

Due to this event, the Emperor set the brothers free and honored them. Many years later, the tutor of the brothers became jealous due to their fame and he decided to kill them. He asked them to follow him on the mountain to get some healing herbs, and there he trapped them and killed them.

The Greek Orthodox Church declared them saints and celebrates their memory on the nameday of Kosmas and Damianos on July 1st, the day of Agioi Anargyroi .

Nicknames deriving from name Kosmas

Kosmas does not have any nicknames or diminutives.

The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Kosmas

Kosmas is a fair and decent man, who is usually into sciences or crafting arts. He likes making things with his hands and feels unhappy when he lacks inspiration.

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