The origin and meaning: the name Rustam in literature and life
The hero of the series
After the acclaimed Turkish TV series “The Magnificent Century”, in which one of the heroes - Rustem-aha - is seeking to be married to the sultan’s daughter, being the son of a simple swineweed, and becoming pasha, this name became very popular. However, this is the Turkish version of Rustam, a more ancient name. In fact, it has Persian roots. In the Turks, it was transformed into Arslan and Rustem, and among the Tatars, due to its great popularity, it gave rise to new forms with the same root, but ending in -bek, -han, -by and -jan. Under the light pen of Pushkin, the name Rustam was transformed into "Ruslan". But is it so by chance that this brave and noble knight saves his Lyudmila? Indeed, in the world literature there have already been similar adventures with a carrier of a similar name. But everything is in order.
What does the name Rustam mean? Translated from Farsi - is a giant, a hero, a giant. For the first time in history, he appears as the hero of an ancient Persian epos.Based on the cycle of folk tales about the bogatyr Raudas-taxma, Firdousi created his world famous poem “Shahnameh” (“The Book of Kings”). In it, along with Isfandiyar and Siyavush, Rustam (رستم) is the main character. He was so big still in the womb of his mother that Simurg, a fabulous bird, advised his mother to do a Caesarean section. Having been born, the little hero defeated demons, divines and other vermin.
But for an ordinary baby named after a fairytale hero, does this whole story have any meaning at all? The name Rustam imposes its imprint on the personality of the boy. Among his peers, he has a penchant for leadership, individualism and assertiveness. In kindergarten and elementary grades, he is a real generator of various extravagant pranks and pranks, he is the leader, but also a fighter. If the parents do not seriously engage in his upbringing, a tyrant will emerge from Rustam. But he is characterized by nobility, generosity and wisdom.Growing up
Does the name Rustam mean for a person in the future? Sure. Since the hero of “Shahname” is opposed to Afrasiab, the demonic master of the country of the darkness of Turan, young Rustam also suffers from youthful idealism.He is inclined to divide the world into black and white and is unequivocally ready to fight for a just cause and for the victory of good over evil at any cost. But with age, Rustam gains his mind and becomes more loyal and tolerant of other people's shortcomings.
In the service of the Iranian Shah Kai Cavus, the legendary hero many times saves his unlucky boss from trouble and even death. The adventures of a fairytale warrior are of great importance for his usual, real namesake. The name Rustam encourages his bearer to look for a profession where he would be his own master. Many people with such a name or its derivative become successful private entrepreneurs, and if they do not open their own business, they quickly become top managers and enjoy great prestige among their superiors.
And for the personal life the fate of the man “Shahname”, it turns out, is important. The name Rustam condemns his carrier to tirelessly crave his soul mate. From the outside it seems that he is a womanizer - he has so many lovers, but no: he is simply in search. And having found his only one, Rustam remains faithful to her until the end of his life.Although, if you recall the saga, his family biography was not very successful. After all, the literary hero by mistake kills his own son Sukhrab and perishes himself at the hands of his relatives.