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What does Sorrel mean?

Sorrel Pronunciation of Sorrel [sor-rel] as a girls' name (also used as boys' 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 variants: Sorel, Sorell and Sorrell.

Related girl name: Burnett.

Creative forms:
(female) Sarel, Syrel, ..

(male) Sorly, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sorrel Cameron (S.C.), ..

How popular is Sorrel?

Sorrel is an unusual first name for females but a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#79115 out of 150436, Top 53%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Sorrel has not been ranked in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sorrel name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sorrel outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Correy, Darrel, Korrey, Lorel, Loriel, Lorree, Lorren, Sarely, Sarrey, Sharel, Sharell, Sharil, Sharrell, Sharyl, Sherell, Sheril, Sherrell, Sherril, Sherryl, Sheryl, Shiral, Shirell, Shirely, Shirl, Shyril (see Cheryl), Sonel, Torree and Torrey. These names tend to be more frequently used than Sorrel.

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