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Origin and Meaning of Niche

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Niche
A cavity, hollow, or recess, generally within the thickness of a wall, for a statue, bust, or other erect ornament. Hence, any similar position, literal or figurative.

Etymology: F., fr. It. nicchia, prop., a shell-like recess in a wall, fr. nicchio a shellfish, mussel, fr. L. mytilus

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  1. An enclosure that is set back or indented
  2. A small concavity
  3. (ecology) the status of an organism within its environment and community (affecting its survival as a species)
  4. A position particularly well suited to the person who occupies it ("he found his niche in the academic world")
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Borrowing from French niche, from Old French niche, from nichier (“make a nest”) (modern French nicher), from Latin nīdus (“nest”).

  1. (architecture) A cavity, hollow, or recess, generally within the thickness of a wall, for a statue, bust, or other erect ornament. Hence, any similar position, literal or figurative.
    "Images defended from the injuries of the weather by of stone wherein they are placed." --Evelyn.
  2. (biology) A function within an ecological system to which an organism is especially suited.
  3. (by extension) Any position of opportunity for which one is well-suited, such as a particular market in business.
  4. An arrow woven into a Muslim prayer rug pointing in the direction of Mecca.

niche was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, French, and Norman

Notable Persons With the Name Niche

Niche is a soccer player for the Sporting Clube Lourinhanense, S.C.U. Torreense, Leixões S.C., F.C. Barreirense, Stade Tunisien, AEK Larnaca F.C., Bnei Sakhnin F.C., C.D. Fátima, APEP F.C., and Guinea-Bissau national football team. Niche was born on September 21st, 1981 in Bissau. Niche is also known as Niche.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Niche

Niche is a soccer player for the Sporting Clube Lourinhanense, S.C.U. Torreense, Leixões S.C., F.C. Barreirense, Stade Tunisien, AEK Larnaca F.C., Bnei Sakhnin F.C., C.D. Fátima, APEP F.C., and Guinea-Bissau national football team. Niche was born on September 21st, 1981 in Bissau. Niche is also known as Niche.

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Fun Facts about the name Niche

  • How Popular is the name Niche? Niche is the 83,312th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Niche have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Niche in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Niche? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2001 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Niche first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Niche is Thursday, December 17th, 1896.
  • What year had the most people named Niche born? The highest recorded use of the first name Niche was in 2001 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Niche: Your name in reverse order is Ehcin. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Inehc. How do you pronounce that?

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What does the name Niche mean?

Nis for nurturing, the care you provide to all

Iis for ideas, that you bring to life.

Cis for creative, ideas aplenty

His for heavenly, your spirit is strong.

Eis for expressive, not one to hold within.

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 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.