Origin of the name ANNIBALE. Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name ANNIBALE.
Italian form of Phnician Chanbaal
(q.v.), meaning "favor of Baal."
Antonini, Annibale, born near
Salerno, in Naples, settled in Paris, where he was known as the Abbe
Antonini. He wrote an Italian-French Dictionary, and other
works. Died in 1755. (Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of
Biography and Mythology, Thomas, 1870)