How Furby name come from?

The inventors of “Furby” David Hampton and Caleb Chung based their idea of a toy that would be a robot that could talk on the early 1990’s introduced “Tamagotchi”. The Tamagotchi was an electronic toy which had its moments of popularity but just faded away. The latter had one flaw which was it could not be cuddled. Hence they set about designing Furby with the possibility of cuddling it which would give children a closer interaction with their toy. It was this that they called originally as “Furball” because it would have plenty of fur around and on it to be easily cuddled.

Furby Name Meaning

It was the original Furball that ultimately turned into Furby though the plural was to be Furbys, many opted for the word, Furbies