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Hannibal meaning and name origin

Hannibal \ha-nni-bal\ as a boy's name is of Phoenician origin, and the meaning of Hannibal is "grace of Baal". Name of a great general of Carthage, a kingdom in North Africa. He was an enemy of the Roman Empire and masterminded a great military feat when he crossed the Alps with a baggage train of elephants to invade Italy.

Similar baby names are Hanniel and Haniel.

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Popularity of Hannibal

Hannibal is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#22228 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).

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Popularity of name Hannibal
Popularity of Hannibal

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