Hannibal Name Meaning & Origin

Hannibal

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Anibal

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Means "grace of Ba'al" from Phoenician hann "grace" combined with the name of the god BA'AL. Hannibal was the Carthaginian general who threatened Rome during the Second Punic War in the 3rd century BC.

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Nicknames for Hannibal: | Edit

Hannibal the Cannibal, Hanni, Hans, Hanns, Hannie, Anni

Meanings and history of the name Hannibal: | Edit

Means "grace of Baal". A Phoenician sungod of fertility and fortune.

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Hannibal Barca, Carthaginian military commander who fought the Roman Republic in the Second Punic War. He was generally considered one of the greatest military commanders in history
Hannibal Hamlin, Vice President of the United States under Abraham Lincoln
Hannibal Buress, American comedian.
Hannibal Day, US Army Brigadier General during the American Civil War.

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Hannibal Lecter, fictional serial killer in novels by Thomas Harris and in the films adapted from them.
John "Hannibal" Smith, fictional character played by George Peppard, in the TV series "The A-Team."

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