SpongeBoy was the original name for SpongeBob SquarePants. The name was created by Stephen Hillenburg but was changed to 'SpongeBob' after it was discovered that the name was copyrighted; it was already taken by a mop company.


His appearance was practically the same as SpongeBob's, except he wore a green hat. He also had longer and pointier shoes along with the hat. He seemed to have a goofier facial expression in contrast to the modern-day SpongeBob.


  • With the name of this character, the original name for the show was going to be "SpongeBoy, Ahoy!".
  • In the episode "Squeaky Boots," Mr. Krabs calls SpongeBob "SpongeBoy, me bob!," a reference to his original name.
  • SpongeBoy has 13 holes always visible on his head. SpongeBob has seven.
  • There is a reference to this prototype in "One Trick Sponge" when SpongeBob says "I've been trying to learn this trick since I was a SpongeBoy."
  • In the episode "Dream Hoppers," SpongeBoy is visible on a TV in SpongeBob's dream for a split-second.
  • In The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, the image of SpongeBoy is seen in a dedication to Stephen Hillenburg.


Sponges (VE)

Abrasive SpongeBlackJackCaptain Blue SquarePantsClever Visual Metaphor for the Abstract Concept of ThoughtDrifterEmployee of the Month SpongeBobsEnsignGirly TeengirlGrandma SquarePantsGiant SpongeBobGrandpa SquarePantsHarold SquarePantsMargaret SquarePantsPrimitive SpongeRandomLand SpongeBobSherm SquarePantsSnow spongeSpongezillaSpongeBob's grandsonSpongeBob SquarePantsSpongeBob SquarePants clonesSpongeBoySpongeBuck SquarePantsSpongeBob DoppelgangerSpongeGarSpongeTronSpongy SpongyStanley S. SquarePantsTodd SquarePantsSquidBobMini SpongeBobOff Model SpongeBob

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