Name: Sorrel

Origin and Meaning of the Name Sorrel

  • Meaning:
    Sour
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Brown, chestnut
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (SOR el)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Sorrel)
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Miscellaneous Info for Sorrel

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Sorrel is a cultivated leaf vegetable which can be eaten in soups, sauces and salads. The name came to Middle English from an Old French word which meant 'sour' (the plant's leaves are acidic). There is also an English plant known as 'wood sorrel'. It is very rare as a first name. Sorrel is also an adjective used to describe the color of a horse (and is often times used to generically describe any brown or chestnut horse) from a Germanic root 'sor' meaning brown or chestnut. It is from this root that the surname Sorrel(l) comes.

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