I found an article explaining the name origin of humans. I listed the reference as well. I hope this helps!!
The common name of the human species in English is historically man (from Germanic), often replaced by the Latinate human (since the 16th century).
In addition to the generally accepted taxonomic name Homosapiens (Latin: "sapient man", Linnaeus 1758), other Latin-based names for the human species have been created to refer to various aspects of the human character.
Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003) Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York