Gender Masculine
Scripts 饜饜饜饜饜(Phoenician)
Pronounced Pron. HAN-i-b蓹l(English)  [keyIPA]

Meaning & History

From the Punic name 饜饜饜饜饜 meaning "grace of Ba'al", derived from Phoenician 饜饜 (岣n) meaning "grace, favour" combined with the name of the god Ba'al. This name occurs often in Carthaginian history. It was most notably borne by the famed general and tactician Hannibal Barca, who threatened Rome during the Second Punic War in the 3rd century BC. It is also associated with the fictional villain Hannibal Lecter from the books by Thomas Harris (debuting 1981) and subsequent movie adaptations.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesAnnibale(Italian) Aníbal(Portuguese) Aníbal(Spanish)
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Name Days

Denmark: August 2


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Entry updated June 9, 2023