The meaning of the name Hannibal is One Who Baal Has Favored. The origin of the name Hannibal is Hebrew. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
Phoenician/Carthaginian form of Hananbaal. Hannibal Barka, Carthaginian General who won the battle of Cannae and took elephants over the Alps. Hannibal Lecter, villian from the novels and movies of Thomas Harris ("Red Dragon", "Silence of the Lambs").