Sanskrit Name Shikhandi (Sanskrit: शिखण्डी) literally means lock on the crown of the head or Rosary.
Refernce of Shikhandi (शिखण्डी) found in lexicographers like Amar Singh, Halayudh and Hemchandra (अमरसिंह , हलायुध , हेमचन्द्र), and have used this word as a lock on the crown of the head and it is also name of yellow jasmine too.
Shikhandi is a character in the Hindu epic, the Mahabharata. He was born as Shikhandini a daughter of Drupada (the king of Panchala) and after Shikhandini exchanged her sex with a Yaksha.
Shikhandi is the name of Lord Vishnu in his incarnation of Lord Krishna as he has a peacock feather embedded in his crown.
Shikhandi is also name of Lord Shiva as it resebles lord Shiva's curly hair which is like a peacock's crest which has a gold shine.
Name Shikhandi is very traditional and difficult to pronounce name. That is why it is not popular in India as well as in the USA.
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