Meaning and Origin of: Tabatabai

Family name origins & meanings

  • Muslim : Arabic family name (Tabātabā’ī), an adjectival form denoting descent from someone called Tabātabā, in particular Ismā‛īl bin Ibrahim Tabātabā, a great-grandson of Khalif ‛Alī, fourth and last of the ‘rightly guided’ khalifs (see Ali).