In Case You Didn’t Know What Danderma Means

By | October 29, 2011

Danderma actually has a meaning. It is not a nickname for Dana, it is not a nice sounding word only, it is not a just a name. It is the old Kuwaiti word for ice cream. It was the first thing Iooked for when I bought the Kuwaiti Dialect Encyclopedia and sure enough there it was :)

If you didn’t know what Danderma meant until this post, what did you think it meant? I’m curious…


12 Responses to “In Case You Didn’t Know What Danderma Means”

  1. L says:

    interesting! i always thought it was something related to music dunno why

  2. Marron Glace says:

    I know what it meant since I was a child
    unfortunately young people and teens might not know what that word means !

    • danderma says:

      Sadly even grown ups don’t know what it means! I have had so many men and women ask why I chose the nickname danderma if I was called dana because it can mean nothing else! It drove me crazy!

  3. Hafsa says:

    oooh I am sorry I thought it was your real name:p…sorry, not good in arabic that much…lol…dana is such a nice name n the nick is so feminine and musical! :)

  4. UM ASEEL says:

    Honestly, when I saw the name of the blog. I ran into my father and told him what the word means, sadly he didn’t knew it and said I doubt it’s a word. By then, I just thought that it was an “unique” nickname for Dana;p

  5. Taz says:

    I know that it is the Turkish word for ice cream, it is not Kuwaiti but was used in Kuwait

    • danderma says:

      Well many of the words used in the Kuwaiti dialect come from different languages: Turkish, Indian, Persian, English, etc. Whether or not its usage entitles it to be a “Kuwaiti” even if it originates from another language is something to think about :)