Thelonious
Origin/Usage
Germanic
Pronunciation
thə-LAHN-i-əs
Meaning
Powerful ruler of the people
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Thelonious is ultimately derived from Theodoric. Theodoric is a Germanic name, derived from the words 'thiuda', which means 'people or race', and 'reiks', which means 'powerful or ruler'.

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