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Type Surname (from location)
Usage Spanish
Pronounced Pron. /ru.βal.ˈka.βa/  [key·simplify]
Other Forms FormsRubalcaba

Meaning & History

Habitational name for someone originally from the town of Rubalcaba in Cantabria, Spain. The name itself is derived from Arabic الربع الخالي (ar-rubʿ al-ḵālī) meaning "the Empty Quarter", referring to the Rub' al Khali desert in the Arabian Peninsula.
Added 2/28/2018 by HL
Edited 3/1/2020 by HL