SpongeBob SquarePants' name in Spanish is "Bob Esponja Pantalones Cuadrados." The Nickelodeon cartoon has been dubbed for Spanish and Latin American audiences since its first season in 1999.
Patrick Star, SpongeBob's best friend, has the Spanish name "Patricio Estrella." Sandy Cheeks, SpongeBob's squirrel friend, has the Spanish name "Arenita Mejillas." Squidward Tentacles, SpongeBob's neighbor, has the Spanish name "Calamardo Tentáculos." Mr. Krabs, SpongeBob's boss, is called "Don Cangrejo" in Latin America and "Señor Cangrejo" in Spain.
The names of some secondary characters, such as SpongeBob's pet Gary and Mr. Krabs' enemy Plankton, are unchanged in Spanish. Other notable secondary characters include Mermaid Man, whose Spanish name is "Sireno Man," and the Flying Dutchman, whose Spanish name is "Holandés Volador."