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Hannibal Meaning


What does Hannibal mean?

The name Hannibal is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Hannibal is "baal has favored".

Hannibal is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 8 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Ha-nni-bal.

The Given Name Hannibal

Hannibal is a great choice for parents looking for a more unique name.

This 3 syllable name has greatness and a positive vibe.

Hannibal is unique yet compelling due to its valiant and sweet nature.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Hannibal Barca, and Hannibal Lecter.

Hannibal Popularity

In the U.S. in 2016, it ranked 5,601 in baby name popularity for boys with 16 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 4,928 in baby name popularity for boys with 19 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

Want to see how Hannibal sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Hannibal Name Popularity Page.

Hannibal Related Names

Famous Hannibals

  • Hannibal Barca ~ Military Leader
  • Hannibal Lecter ~ Red Dragon character, The Silence of the Lambs character

Hannibal Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Hannibal.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Hannibal Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Hannibal in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Hannibal.

Just for fun, see the name Hannibal in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Hannibal in Nautical Flags page.