Hank, meaning “God is gracious,” is a great male dog name for dogs who are independent or outgoing. Find out more about dogs named Hank.


Name: Hank

Meaning: “God is gracious”

Personality: Independent, Outgoing

About This Name: Hank the Cowdog is the star of a long-running children’s book series by John R. Erickson. In 2014, a stray dog appeared on the fields of the Milwaukee Brewers’ spring training facility and the team promptly adopted him as their unofficial mascot, naming him Hank. Tom Hanks is one of the most prolific and recognizable actors in the world. Other famous Hanks include Hank Williams, Hank Williams Jr. and Hank Williams III, all 3 of them music stars, and baseball’s legendary Henry “Hank” Aaron.

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