🔼The name Hanniel in the Bible
There are two men named Hanniel in the Bible, but neither plays much of a role:
🔼Etymology of the name Hanniel
The name Hanniel consists of two (or rather three) elements, the final one being אל (El), either the prominent Canaanite deity whose name became applied to the God of Israel, or the common abbreviation of Elohim, the genus God:
The first part of our name comes from the verb חנן (hanan), meaning to be gracious:
The letter י (yod) in the middle of our name makes a possessive form out of the word חן (hen), meaning favor or grace.
For a meaning of the name Hanniel, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads God Has Been Gracious. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes Favor Of God. And BDB Theological Dictionary has the similar Favor Of El.