Thelonius Origin and Meaning
The name Thelonius is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "lord".
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 MonkAmerican pianist and composer
Thelonius in Pop Culture
- Chancellor Thelonious Jaha from the TV show "The 100."
- TheloniusLord Farquaad's henchman in "Shrek"