Millennials Don’t Exist! Adam Conover at Deep Shift

These are Western Cultural Generations. Japan and Asia and portions of Europe will have their own generational definitions based on major cultural, political, and economic influences.

Generation Name Births
Start
Births
End
Youngest
Age Today*
Oldest Age
Today*
The Lost Generation –
The Generation of 1914
1890 1915 101 126
The Interbellum Generation 1901 1913 103 115
The Greatest Generation 1910 1924 92 106
The Silent Generation 1925 1945 71 91
Baby Boomer Generation 1946 1964 52 70
Generation X (Baby Bust) 1965 1979 37 51
Generation Y –
The Millennial –
Gen Next
1980 1995 21 36
Generation Z 1996 2010 6 20
Gen Alpha 2011 2025 1 5

(*if still alive today)

Note: Dates are approximate and there is some overlap because there are no standard definitions for when a generation begins and ends. See the section below about why this overlap.

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