Sorel is a form of Sorrel, a gender-neutral name of French origin meaning “reddish brown.” This earthy title was a surname borne by those with reddish brown hair but makes a lovely personal name no matter the color of baby’s fancy follicles. Sorrel has two potential roots: Sor is an Anglo-Norman-French word meaning “chestnut,” while the German root sur means “sour” to describe the sorrel plant’s acidic (and sometimes delightfully citrusy!) flavor. Whether drawn to its sumptuous color palate or expecting a baby with a green thumb, Sorel is beautifully understated and will only grow more charming as baby blossoms.
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