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Gender: Male Origin of Thelonious: Latinized variation of German Tillman, “one who plows the earth”

The name Thelonious is a boy's name . Thelonious and is often added to lists like Best Cool Unusual Boys' Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "AAAAAAAA, BBBBBBBB, CCCCCCCC, Octuplets Name Game".

From the experts:

One of the coolest of names, thanks to legendary jazz pianist Thelonious Sphere Monk, who inherited this Latin-sounding German name from his father. It has been used very sparingly since the 1960's, with just a sprinkling of baby boys receiving the name each year, though it's one of the Unique-Baby-Names">unique baby names we predict will get much less unique as more parents embrace its quirky charms.

Monk's middle name Sphere is pretty unique too, a cousin of Cosmos and Cosmo.

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Famous People Named Thelonious

Thelonious Sphere Monk, American jazz pianist and composer

Pop Culture References for the name Thelonious

Thelonious Jaha, character on "The 100"