What is a generation?

Generations is the terminology given to groups of people born in a certain period of time. This period of time is defined based on significant events occurring in the world at that time. Up until Lost Generation, the Strauss–Howe generational theory years of birth were taken into account. After that, other more commonly accepted dates are presented.

Ages from all generations

This list shows the hypothetical maximum and minimum ages of each generation in the current year.

Older Age
(if Alive)
Younger Age
(if Alive)
1Arthurian Generation587560
2Humanist Generation559538
3Reformation Generation537509
4Reprisal Generation508480
5Elizabethan Generation479455
6Parliamentary Generation454433
7Puritan Generation432403
8Cavalier Generation402373
9Glorious Generation372347
10Enlightenment Generation346320
11Awakening Generation319297
12Liberty Generation296279
13Republican Generation278254
14Compromise Generation253229
15Transcendental Generation228199
16Gilded Generation198178
17Progressive Generation177161
18Missionary Generation160138
19Lost Generation137120
20Greatest Generation11993
21Silent Generation9275
22Baby Boomers7456
23Generation X5540
25Generation Z238
26Generation Alpha7-5