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

The name Thelonius is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "lord". Thelonius and is often added to lists like Attitude Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Make suggestions based on previous person's signature".

From the experts:

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."
Thelonius, Lord Farquaad's henchman in "Shrek"