Of Germanic origin.
A unisex name.
From the Germanic word “sur”, meaning “sour”.
Sorrel is a perennial herb with a sour taste.
Its sharp taste is due to oxalic acid.
Sorrel is a name associated with healing, due to the fact that the sorrel plant was used for centuries in several remedies, such as reducing inflammation, treating bacterial infections.
Another form of the name is Sorrell.