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This is a difficult one. Some sources relate it to the plant, others relate it to a French origin with two 'l's meaning 'reddish-brown'. I was more or less nicknamed it after my great grandmother as a Yiddish derivative of Sarah.
-- scwlc  3/24/2005
In Cornelia Funke's book "Dragon Rider", Sorrel was an irritable brownie (which is a cat-like creature) who lived with the dragon, Firedrake.
-- Arowen Half-Elven  4/21/2006
Sir Julian Sorell Huxley (1887-1975) was a British author and biologist. He was the son of Leonard Huxley, a British writer, and brother of Aldous Huxley, a British writer who wrote 'Brave New World' and other works.
-- rory  3/8/2008
I think this is a really interesting name; I like the way it sounds, if not its meaning. But, lemons are sour and I like them.
-- Cymry  7/18/2008
Sorrel doesn't sound like it ought to be a person's name. I generally don't think it's a good idea to name children after herbs (Rosemary being an exception, as Rose and Mary are given as names often). Sorrel sounds like a great name for a rabbit, though.
-- Pippin  8/4/2008
Gorgeous name! Love it to death. Perfect! Sorrel stands for:
-- Anonymous User  12/17/2008
I wouldn't want to name my kid something that meant "sour" and sounded like "sore."
-- erb816  4/30/2009
Sorrel is a pretty neat name, but it sounds more masculine than feminine to me.
-- CanadianChibi  5/29/2009
Looks like "sorry". And Canadians pronounce sorry just like this, "SOR-ee".
-- Anonymous User  9/4/2009
Sorel Bliss (usually with one r, but I've seen transcripts with the name as Sorrel or Sorrell), is the name of a character in Sir Noel Coward's 1925 play 'Hay Fever'.
-- Anonymous User  12/27/2009
I do like it pronounced 'Sore-awl'. It is a common surname too.
-- Aureliano  2/27/2010
I don't think the "sour" meaning really matters, the name itself doesn't sound sour at all. I think it's a pretty name and I quite like it. I grew up with a friend name Sorrel so it never really stood out as an unusual name to me.
-- Cade  12/24/2012
Sorrell is actually my name, no joke it is honestly my first name. I was named after an Anglo Saxon priestess way back when because my mother liked the name. I pronounce it So-rul where as others say So-rell. There's no right or wrong way in regards to pronouncing or spelling. (Dad added an L due to being hungover the day he registered me). Kids these days are being named after all sorts, so why not go for something different yet with flare =)
-- Sorrell24  7/6/2016
This is the name of Manon's Third in Sarah J Maas's 'Throne of Glass' series.
-- ...Grace...  9/20/2016

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