Rostami (surname)

EtymologyEdit

Rostami or Rustami or Rostamian (from Persian: رستمي‎) is a family name that refers to the ancient Persian hero called Rostam.[1] The ancient monuments of Naqsh-e Rustam and The Book of Kings (Shahnameh) narrate all about Rostam The Invincible.[2] Both Rostam (as a first name) and Rostami (as a family name) are popular in many regions of the Middle East (mainly in Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan), Russia (written as Rustemi in Soviet Union Countries) and might be found in Asia (for instance in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and even in Malaysia or Indonesia).

Notable people with the surname include:

PeopleEdit

 
Rostam Inscription

See alsoEdit

 
Naghshe Rostam (1200 BC)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ferdowsi, Hakim Abolqasem (2016). Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings. Washington. ISBN 9780143108320.
  2. ^ Ferdowsi, Abolqasem (2016). The Persian Book of Kings (Shahnameh). United Kingdom: Penguin Books. ISBN 0143108328.