Ancient Sanskrit word Trishanku literally means grasshopper or fire fly.
Mention of Trishanku is found in Taittiriya-Upnishad (तैत्तिरीय-उपनिषद्) where this is the name of a sage. This name is also mentioned in Divyavadan (दिव्यावदान) where Trishanku is the name of a mythical mountain.
Lexicographers like Hemchandra and Halayudh have also used Trishanku in their writings in which Trishanku means grasshopper and cat. This name also founds to be referred in Ramayan (रामायण), Harivansh (हरिवंश), Vishnu Puran, Bhagvat Puran (भागवत पुराण) and Mahabharata (महाभारत) where this is the name of king of Ayodhya (अयोध्या).
Trishanku is a name of Lord Shiva as three gunas, which are sattva, rajas and tamas.
As it is shown in the graph above Trishanku is a bit popular name in India. Trishanku is used by few people in India as the name of their kids. Trishanku is not a popular name in the USA.
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