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Girl Name: Sorrel

Name: Sorrel
Pronunciation: \s(or)-rel\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Sorrel's also a boy name)
Meaning: sour
Origin: German
Related Names: Burnett
Sounds Like: Sarely, Sarelia, Syrilla, Sirilla, Saralee
Variant forms: Sorel, Sorell, Sorrell
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 45352


Sorrel \s(or)-rel\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Sorrel), is of Old French and Old German origin. From the plant "surele" which is a derivative of "sur", meaning "sour" in German. This refers to the acid taste of its leaves.

Sorrel has 3 variant forms: Sorel, Sorell and Sorrell.

For more information, see also the related name Burnett.

Baby names that sound like Sorrel are Sarely, Sarelia, Syrilla, Sirilla and Saralee.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Sorrel.


Sorrel is not a popular first name for women but a somewhat popular surname or last name for both men and women (#45352 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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