Hannibal (given name)

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Hannibal is a a latinization (Greek: Ἀννίβας, Hanníbas) of the Carthaginian masculine given name ḤNBʿL (Punic: 𐤇‬𐤍𐤁‬𐤏‬𐤋‬‬), meaning "Baal is Gracious". Its continued use in later times and cultures, up to the present, is mainly due to the historical fame of the Carthaginian leader Hannibal, who commanded its forces during the Second Punic War.

"Hannibal" may refer to:




  • Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a character in a series of suspense novels by Thomas Harris, and their various film and television adaptations.

See also[edit]

  • Aníbal, Spanish/Portuguese equivalent