Tank, meaning “large container,” is a great male dog name for dogs who are tough or independent. Find out more about dogs named Tank.


Name: Tank

Meaning: “Large container”

Personality: Tough, Independent

About This Name: In 2015, a Bulldog named Tank won the annual Beautiful Bulldog competition at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, beating others who had traveled from as far away as New Jersey. In November 2017, a Great Dane named Tank helped his human fend off a home invasion in Louisville, Kentucky. People named Tank are rare, but some use it as a nickname, such as football players Tank Daniels, Tank Tyler and Tank Williams. There was a character named Tank in the Matrix trilogy.

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