di_glossia (di_glossia) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Pulcheria Related to pulchr-?

Does anyone know whether the Russian name Pulcheria is related to the Latin-derived English words pulchritude and pulchritudinous? I'm reading Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and the protagonist's mother's first name is Pulcheria. If they are related, is it apparent in Russian that Pulcheria means something along the lines of beautiful?

Thanks in advance!
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