English word superman comes from German Mensch ((interjection) man. Human, human being, person.).
Superman detailed word origin explanation
|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. |