List of Generations by Age


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. Generations can be identified by year of birth or age.

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 Generation588561
2Humanist Generation560539
3Reformation Generation538510
4Reprisal Generation509481
5Elizabethan Generation480456
6Parliamentary Generation455434
7Puritan Generation433404
8Cavalier Generation403374
9Glorious Generation373348
10Enlightenment Generation347321
11Awakening Generation320298
12Liberty Generation297280
13Republican Generation279255
14Compromise Generation254230
15Transcendental Generation229200
16Gilded Generation199179
17Progressive Generation178162
18Missionary Generation161139
19Lost Generation138121
20Greatest Generation12094
21Silent Generation9376
22Baby Boomers7557
23Generation X5641
25Generation Z249
26Generation Alpha8-4