We must assume so because, before he was created, he was called Adam. However, the word Adam in Hebrew is just as much a common noun referring to his species as it is a proper noun, that is to say, his name. The word for "man" in Hebrew is "adam". Adam is a man and his name in Hebrew translated into English is literally "Man."
Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man (of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
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