Thelonious name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Thelonious mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Thelonious

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Thelonious is of German origin and means "one who plows the earth".
  2. A user from Germany says the name Thelonious means "The means GOD. Lonious means the CHOSEN ONE. Full meaning : The Chosen by God".
  3. According to a user from California, U.S., the name Thelonious means "A king who is a friend with his subjects".
  4. A submission from India says the name Thelonious means "In German It means Tiller of the land and in greek it means Saviour of the land" and is of German origin.
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Notable Persons Named Thelonious

Notable Persons Named Thelonious

Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk was a jazz, cool jazz, bebop, and hard bop musician. His career lasted from 1940 to 1973. Thelonious was given the name Thelonious Sphere Monk on October 10th, 1917 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, USA. He passed away on February 17th, 1982.

Thelonious Martin

Thelonious Martin is a hip hop music musician. He plays Percussion instrument, Synthesizer, Keyboard instrument, and Sampler (musical instrument). He was most active from 2009 to present. Thelonious was given the name Malcolm Martin in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Thelonious is also known as King Thelonious.

T. S. Monk

T. S. Monk is a jazz, funk, soul music, hard bop, post-bop, and neo-bop jazz musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1980 to 1980. T. was given the name Thelonious Sphere Monk, III on December 27th, 1949.


Fun Facts about the name Thelonious

  • How Popular is the name Thelonious? Thelonious is the 20,063rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Thelonious have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 371 babies born with the first name Thelonious in the United States. That's more than enough people named Thelonious to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Thelonious? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1960 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Thelonious first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Thelonious is Friday, June 12th, 1925.
  • What year had the most people named Thelonious born? The highest recorded use of the first name Thelonious was in 2017 with a total of 23 babies.
  • Random Thelonious Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Thelonious is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Thelonious: The name spelled backwards is Suoinoleht. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Olhietuons. How do you pronounce that?
  • Thelonious name meaning

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