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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Thelonious

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Alt. Meaning

T is for time, you give to friends.

H is for heart, warm and loving.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

N is for narrator, tell many stories

I is for inventor, how many things will you create?

O is for original, one of a kind!

U is for useful, always to others.

S is for sweet, your pleasing way.

Notable Persons Named Thelonious

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 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 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 20,567th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Thelonious have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 336 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 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Thelonious is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Thelonious: Your name in reverse order is Suoinoleht. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Losinheout. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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