The kanji in the Japanese name of Tri Falco, 翼 (On: yoku/Kun: tsubasa), means wing, which refers to its mode change by altering its wings' positions. 'Tri' is derived from the prefix for three, tri-, which refers to its ability to vary into three modes.
'Little Mode' refers to its small occupying area, while 'Cross Mode' refers to its cross-shaped body when viewed from the top.
The tentative name for this BakuTech was Falcon Type (ファルコンタイプ,Farukon Taipu?).
Tri Falco is the first Bakugan to have three different forms that it can open into within the same ball.