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Gender: M Meaning of Thelonius: "lord" Origin of Thelonius: Latinized variation of Tillo

One of the coolest of names, thanks to legendary jazz pianist Thelonious Sphere Monk, who inherited it from his father. It has been used very sparingly since the 1960s--just a sprinkling of baby boys receive the name each year. Monk's middle name Sphere is pretty unique too--a cousin of Cosmos and Cosmo. Some other jazz names to consider: Bix, Ellington, Ella, Etta, Mingus, Dexter and Calloway. :

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Famous People Named Thelonius

Thelonious Monk, American pianist and composer

Pop Culture References for the name Thelonius

Chancellor Thelonious Jaha from the TV show "The 100."