Meaning:Grace of Baal
Hannibal is a boy’s name of Carthaginian origin meaning “grace of Baal,” with Baal being an ancient Canaanite-Phoenician god. This name was made famous by the Carthaginian leader Hannibal, who led the forces of Carthage against Rome in the Second Punic War. Considered one of the greatest military commanders to ever live, he makes a formidable namesake for baby! More recently, the name has been associated with the fictional villain Hannibal Lecter from The Silence of the Lambs. With a name like this, you can be sure that no one will want to mess with your little one.
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