superman etymology

English word superman comes from German Mensch ((interjection) man. Human, human being, person.)

Detailed word origin of superman

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
Mensch German (deu) (interjection) man. Human, human being, person.
Übermensch German (deu) (literally) A "superior human"; Overman.
superman English (eng) (chiefly, philosophy) An imagined superior type of human being representing a new stage of human development; an übermensch, an overman. [from 1903.]. A person of extraordinary or seemingly superhuman powers.