Gender / Sex: girl (Sorrel's also a boy name)
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)