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Type Surname (from given name)
Usage Persian
Scripts طباطبایی(Persian)
Other Forms FormsTabatabaee, Tabatabai

Meaning & History

From the name of Ibrahim Tabataba ibn Ismail, a descendant of Ali. He was supposedly given the name because he pronounced the Persian word قبا (qaba) (meaning "garment, cloak") as طبا (taba).
Added 6/2/2018 by HL
Edited 4/29/2024 by Mike C and HL