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Meaning and Origin

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  1. A town in northeast Missouri on the Mississippi River; boyhood home of Mark Twain
  2. General who commanded the Carthaginian army in the second Punic War; crossed the Alps and defeated the Romans but was recalled to defend Carthage and was defeated (247-182 BC)
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From Latin Hannibal, from Punic 𐤇𐤍𐤁𐤏𐤋 (ḥnbʿl), a compound of 𐤇𐤍 (ḥn, “grace”) and 𐤁𐤏𐤋 (bʿl, “master”), originally meaning “grace of (the god) Baal”, “(the god) Baal has been gracious”.

  1. A male given name of mostly historical use. Most notably borne by the the Carthaginian general Hannibal Barca.
  2. A city in Missouri: Hannibal.

Hannibal was also found in the following language(s): Faroese, Latin, and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Hannibal

Hannibal is a military person.

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Hannibal Lecter is a psychiatrist and surgeon. Hannibal is also known as Lloyd Wyman, Dr. Fell, Mr. Closter, and Miss Hester Mofet.

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Hannibal was born on February 4th, 1983 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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Hannibal Hamlin was an office holder. Hannibal was born on August 27th, 1809 in Paris, Maine. He breathed his last breath on July 4th, 1891.

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Hannibal King is a comics character.

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Hannibal was born as the child of Muammar Gaddafi and Safia Farkash on September 20th, 1975 in Tripoli.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Hannibal

Hannibal is a military person.

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Robin Hannibal is a record producer and songwriter. Robin was given the name Robin Hannibal Mølsted Braun . Robin is also known as Braun and Robin.

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The Mighty Hannibal was a rhythm, blues, soul music, and funk singing, songwriter, and record producer. He plays Human voice. He was most active from 1954 to 1954. The was given the name James Timothy Shaw on August 9th, 1939 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The is also known as Hannibal, King Hannibal, Shaw, and James Timothy. He breathed his last breath on January 30th, 2014.

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Marc was born in 1931 in St. Louis. Marc is also known as Frank Charles Hannibal Jr.. He left this life on July 23rd, 2011.

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Heinrich was born on November 19th, 1889 in Söllingen. He died on May 9th, 1971.

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Lars was born on July 15th, 1951 in Aarhus.

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How popular is the baby name Hannibal in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1885 5 0 5
1899 5 0 5
1909 5 0 5
1913 9 0 9
1914 8 0 8
1915 9 0 9
1917 6 0 6
1918 8 0 8
1921 14 0 14
1922 6 0 6
1923 5 0 5
1924 11 0 11
1925 11 0 11
1926 6 0 6
1927 7 0 7
1929 8 0 8
1932 5 0 5
1933 5 0 5
1935 7 0 7
1937 6 0 6
1938 8 0 8
1940 7 0 7
1947 6 0 6
1952 6 0 6
1959 9 0 9
1960 7 0 7
1962 6 0 6
1963 6 0 6
1966 8 0 8
1967 5 0 5
1968 6 0 6
1969 6 0 6
1970 5 0 5
1971 9 0 9
1972 12 0 12
1973 10 0 10
1974 8 0 8
1975 6 0 6
1976 7 0 7
1977 15 0 15
1978 6 0 6
1979 10 0 10
1980 17 0 17
1981 9 0 9
1982 14 0 14
1983 15 0 15
1984 14 0 14
1985 14 0 14
1986 8 0 8
1987 13 0 13
1988 11 0 11
1989 13 0 13
1990 11 0 11
1991 10 0 10
1993 10 0 10
1994 12 0 12
1995 9 0 9
1996 10 0 10
1997 9 0 9
1998 7 0 7
1999 6 0 6
2000 8 0 8
2001 7 0 7
2002 7 0 7
2005 7 0 7
2006 6 0 6
2007 14 0 14
2008 7 0 7
2009 7 0 7
2010 7 0 7
2011 15 0 15
2012 13 0 13
2013 8 0 8
2014 17 0 17
2015 19 0 19
2016 17 0 17
2017 12 0 12

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Popularity of Hannibal as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hannibal U.S.
  White 40.42% 64.26%
  African American 49.69% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.86% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.18% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hannibal

People with the last name Hannibal are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Hannibal

  • How Popular is the name Hannibal? Hannibal is the 13,253rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Hannibal was the 20,502nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hannibal have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 697 babies born with the first name Hannibal in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hannibal to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hannibal? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1885 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Hannibal first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hannibal is Friday, November 10th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Hannibal born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hannibal was in 2015 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Random Hannibal Factoid: According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hannibal is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1990.
  • Weird things about the name Hannibal: Your name in reverse order is Labinnah. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ahnblain. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hannibal? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,294 people with the last name Hannibal.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hannibal? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Hannibal as their last name since less than 1 person in 227k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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