Persian Morphology
Word Formation and Derivation

Persian نامه (nâme) is not actually a suffix. It can function independently as a word (it is technically called a free morpheme). However, it is used in forming many compound words and its productivity is like a suffix. As a word, it means "letter, message" now and historically, it means "book" as well. A familiar example is Shâhnâme, the Persian epic, which literally means "The Book of Kings". As a suffix, نامه means any type of written or printed item: letters, books, records, accounts, etc.

Derivation Meaning
زندگی‌نامه‎
zendeginâme
biography
سفرنامه‎
safarnâme
travel book
توصیه‌نامه
towsiyenâme
letter of recommendation
اعتبارنامه‎
eøtebârnâme
letter of credit
استوارنامه
ostovârnâme
letter of credence
تقدیرنامه‎
taghdirnâme
letter of commendation
شجره‌نامه‎
shajarenâme
family tree, genealogy
لغت‌نامه‎
loghatnâme
dictionary
معرفی‌نامه‎
moarrefinâme
letter of introduction

Some more derivations made with different words of time:

Derivation Meaning
روزنامه
ruznâme
newspaper
(ruz: day)
هفته‌نامه
haftenâme
weekly magazine
(hafte: week)
دوهفته‌نامه
dohaftenâme
biweekly magazine
(do hafte: two weeks)
ماهنامه
mâhnâme
monthly magazine
(mâh: month)
فصلنامه
faslnâme
quarterly magazine
(fasl: season)
سالنامه
sâlnâme
yearbook
(sâl: year)