Poulcheria is a female Greek name. It is not a very common name, but Poulcheria is relatively popular in the northern regions of the Greek mainland and also among the people who come from Pontus.
Sound of name Poulcheria: Pool-che-reé-a
Male Version of name Poulcheria: N/A
Nameday of Poulcheria: September 10th
Origin of name Poulcheria – Agia Poulcheria (St Poulcheria)
The name Poulcheria is associated with a woman who was born in January 19th 399AD and was the daughter of kings Arkadios and Evdokia, sister of Emperor Theodosius Minor.
In 414AD, Poulcheria was entitled Augusta and became one of the rulers of the Byzantine state. She was a Christian, of strong faith and wisdom.
When in 420AD Patriarch Nestorius presented his heretical views, St Cyrillus the Archbishop of Alexandria opposed to him. Theodosius supported the heresy while Poulcheria stood by Cyrillus and managed to persuade her brother to condemn the heretics in 431AD.
Poulcheria got married to Markianus from Thrace, who became the Emperor when Theodosius died. However, the political conditions were not favorable at that time for the Orthodox Church that had to deal with numerous heresies and heretic figures. Poulcheria and Markianus had to fight against the heresies and stand by the Church.
Poulcheria died peacefully on September 10th 453AD and the Orthodox Church declared her a saint, celebrating the name day of Poulcheria on the 10th of September.
Nicknames deriving from name Poulcheria
Poulcheria has a few nicknames and diminutives. The most common ones are: Poulcherina, Poulcheritsa, Poulchero, Poulcheri, Ritsa, Ria.
The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Poulcheria
Poulcheria is a strong woman; she is usually into family and likes having a lot of children. She is considered a person who likes taking care of other people and who is very extroverted in her social life.