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Ostrom or Öström is a Swedish surname meaning "island stream". Notable people with the surname include:

  • Elinor Ostrom (1933-2012), American political economist
  • Ellen Ostrom, dancer in the New York City Ballet's corps de ballet
  • Gilbert Wellington Ostrom (born 1837), Ontario lawyer and political figure
  • Hans Ostrom (born 1954), American professor, writer, editor, and scholar
  • John Ostrom (1928–2005), American paleontologist
  • Magnus Öström, drummer for the Esbjörn Svensson Trio
  • Meredith Ostrom (born 1977), American actress, model, and painter
  • Tom Ostrom (1936–1994), American psychologist
  • Vincent Ostrom (1919-2012), American political scientist
  • Walter Ostrom, ceramic artist