Latin Hannibal from Punic 𐤇𐤍 'grace, favor' + 𐤁𐤏𐤋 'master, (the god) Baal'.
The name of a 2nd-3rd BC Carthaginian military commander.
The Carthaginian Hannibal's defeats of the Roman army in the Second Punic War was of such great impact that he became an important classical figure in the Middle Ages.
- Early Modern English
- ● 1561 Hanyball BarnstapleBap p. 11
- Middle French
- ● 1493 Hanibal MSR1838 p. 375
- ● 1522x1532 Hanibal (nom) DSF p. 52, 36;
1527 Annibal (nom) Rome1527 p. 87
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Hannibal". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Hannibal.