The name Hannibal means One Who Baal Has Favored and is of Hebrew origin. Hannibal is a name that's been used primarily by parents who are considering baby names for boys.
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").