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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Cheese

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cheese
  1. The curd of milk, coagulated usually with rennet, separated from the whey, and pressed into a solid mass in a hoop or mold.
  2. A mass of pomace, or ground apples, pressed together in the form of a cheese.
  3. The flat, circular, mucilaginous fruit of the dwarf mallow (Malva rotundifolia).(Colloq)
  4. A low courtesy; -- so called on account of the cheese form assumed by a woman's dress when she stoops after extending the skirts by a rapid gyration.

Etymology: OE. chese, AS. cēse, fr. L. caseus, LL. casius. Cf. Casein

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A solid food prepared from the pressed curd of milk
  2. Erect or decumbent Old World perennial with axillary clusters of rosy-purple flowers; introduced in United States
  3. Wind onto a cheese ("cheese the yarn")
  4. Used in the imperative (get away, or stop it) ("Cheese it!")
  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons With the Name Cheese

Cheese Man was a jockey. Cheese was born on July 18th, 1953 in Carrollton, Ohio. He breathed his last breath on November 13th, 2001.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Cheese

Chuck E. Cheese is an influential human.


DJ Cheese is a hip hop music disc jockey and record producer. He plays Turntablism and Sampler (musical instrument). DJ was given the name Robert Cheese in Oak Hill, West Virginia, United States.


Little Cheese is a comics character.


Bernard Cheese was an important person. Bernard was born on January 20th, 1925. He left this life on March 15th, 2013.


Where is the name Cheese popular?

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Popularity of Cheese as a last name

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Common first names for Cheese

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cheese U.S.
  White 19.83% 64.26%
  African American 74.57% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.37% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.02% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cheese

People with the last name Cheese are most frequently White or African American

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Cheese

  • How Popular is the name Cheese? As a last name Cheese was the 45,959th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Cheese first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Cheese is Tuesday, November 28th, 1893.
  • How unique is the name Cheese? From 1880 to 2015 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Cheese. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Cheese: Your name in reverse order is Eseehc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sehcee. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cheese? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 464 people with the last name Cheese.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cheese? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Cheese as their last name since less than 1 person in 625k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

What Cheese's Have Visited This Page?

What does the name Cheese mean?

Cis for casual, no pretension here.

His for hardy, can't keep you down!

Eis for encouraging, thanks for the motivation!

Eis for early, promptness is a virtue

Sis for superb, a great attitude about life.

Eis for exquisite, who could argue?

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.