Usage Spanish (Canarian, Rare)
Other Forms FormsYballa
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Meaning & History
Possibly from Guanche *ibbaya "lover". This was perhaps an epithet or nickname of the aboriginal Guanche lover of the conquistador Hernán Peraza, a woman from the island of La Gomera who was possibly a priestess. In 1488 Peraza was killed by indigenous Gomero rebels while visiting Iballa (or Yballa) at her residence in the cave of Guahedun.