'Hals-über-kopf' is German for 'Headlong'. The 'über-kopf'-part can also be translated as 'upside down', here referring to the ride's 4 inversions.
'Hals-über-Kopf' is also translated in English to 'Head over heels' but this is an incorrect translation in this context since the German text doesn't imply the connotation of being in love as the English term does.
Tripsdrill is known for its theme being based on local stories, history and folklore from the Swabian region in Germany it is situated in. 'Hals-über-Kopf' is based on a centuries old Swabian folk talke called "Die Sieben Schwaben", being German for 'The Seven Swabians'. The seven Swabians are armed with a long spear and encounter 'monsters' and dangers albeit they often decide and come to conclusions without thinking too much.