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Emily P. Contributor

We love the name Cosmo, because it speaks to the bigger picture, the universe, and puts all of our worries into perspective.

Cosmo is becoming popular with dog owners because of its spiritual and celestial nature. There's something ambitious but also very grounding about the name. And isn't that just what dogs do best – they bring us back down to earth.

Cosmo works for a wide variety of breeds, so don't hesitate to choose it if you like the name!

Traits associated with the name Cosmo:

Dogs named Cosmo tend to be loving, loyal, good-natured, and strong-willed. This name is also associated with companionship, and empathy.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Cosmo?

Naming your dog Cosmo suggests that you have a sense of humor and enjoy having fun. It also suggests that you are creative and enjoy coming up with unique names.

Is Cosmo a good dog name?

Cosmo has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Cosmo is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Cosmo is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Cosmo outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Cosmo was, in the past month, the 238th most viewed dog name on

As of June 2024, Cosmo is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with visitors.

In the past week, Cosmo was viewed 0 times, and liked 4 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Cosmo's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Cosmo is most adored in Rhode Island, California and Maine.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Minnesota, Louisiana and Maryland.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Cosmo.

Most popular breeds named Cosmo:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Golden Retriever
  4. Shih Tzu
  5. Chihuahua

Famous dogs named Cosmo:

  • comics icon A golden retriever named Cosmo appeared in the comic book Guardians of the Galaxy by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning.
  • television icon A golden retriever named Cosmo featured in the television show Guardians of the Galaxy.

Cosmo is found in these categories:

famous dog names

Popularized by "Seinfeld's" Kramer and a canine astronaut in Marvel comics.

movie dog names

A canine character in "Guardians of the Galaxy" shares this moniker.

clumsy dog names

Spacey vibe matches their goofy, unpredictable, and often bumbling behavior.

cute dog names

Evokes a playful, whimsical vibe, reminiscent of the charming "Cosmo Kramer".

spiritual dog names

Derived from the Greek word for universe, suggesting a connection to the cosmos or spirituality.

superhero dog names

Named after a Marvel canine astronaut, it exudes extraterrestrial strength and bravery.

Dog names like Cosmo:

Fortune, Luck
Cook. it is also used as a nickname for names long names that begin with 'co-.
a reddish-brown color resembling the color of polished copper
Killer St. Bernard.
Companion, partner; perhaps a version of the word "brother".
Free man
Cosmo dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (2)

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(Michigan, United States)
Well... Cosmo is a good name for a dog and i'ts highly recommended.
November 17, 2023

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Terri (California, United States)
It's cute but, the name reminds me of Cosmo Kraemer on Seinfeld.. so it's not a name I'd puck
May 31, 2022

Let us know what you think of Cosmo as a dog name!