Pronounced Pron. pul-kə-REE-ə, pul-chə-REE-ə (English), pool-CHE-ryah (Italian)
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Contributor Contrib.bananarama on 8/19/2008
Derived from Latin pulcher "beautiful". This name was borne by Saint Pulcheria, elder sister of the Byzantine emperor Theodosius II. It was also the name of a character in 'Crime and Punishment' by Fyodor Dostoevsky.