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What does Anibal mean?

Anibal Pronunciation of Anibal [ani-bal] as a boys' name is of Phoenician origin, and the meaning of the name Anibal is "grace of Baal". Anibal is a Spanish form of Hannibal (Phoenician).

Associated with: grace.


Anibal has 1 variant: Anibale.

Creative forms:
(male) Abibal, Anial, ..

(female) Anibali, Anibel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Anibal Zakary (A.Z.), ..

How popular is Anibal?

Anibal is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#959 out of 1220, Top 79%) and also a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#102173 out of 150436, Top 68%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Anibal entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its top position of #1073 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anibal name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Anibal outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only other prominent varying form of Anibal rated in the Top 2000 is Hannibal. Adoption of these forms of Anibal was at its most widespread in the year 1990 (average #1558).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anibal, Hannibal in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Anibal and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Abad, Abba, Abdal, Abidan, Abiel, Abiell (see Abiel), Abija, Adil, Agilan, Ahiram, Aias, Aidan, Aimil, Airel, Aitan, Akbar, Akil, Akila, Akira, Akmal, Alba, Alban, Amal, Amias, Amidan, Amiel, Amil, Amital, Anael, Anatol (see Anatole), Ancell, Andrae, Andras, Angell, Ani, Anicho, Aniol, Anjel, Anrai, Ansel, Ansell, Anstas, Antal, Antol, Antuan, Antwan, Anwar, Anwel, Anwell, Aqmal, Ardal, Ariell, Auban, Aviah, Aviel, Avital, Axil, Bilal, Danial, Faical, Faisal, Faizal, Feisal, Fidal, Hilal, Jimal, Jubal, Meical, Mical, Mikal, Nial, Oneal, Tobal, Vidal and Vital. These names tend to be less frequently used than Anibal.

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