From the Greek Αλκιππη (Alkippe)
, which meant "mighty mare" from αλκαιος (alkaios)
"mighty" and ‘ιππος (hippos)
"horse". This was the name of a daughter of Ares
in Greek myth
. Her father killed Halirrhotis, a son of Poseidon
, when he attempted to rape her, leading to a murder trial in which Ares was quickly acquitted.