There’s a lot of marketing jargon which has appeared in news articles and magazines over the last few years and it has also crept into social media. It seems trendy to call groups of people by a particular title nowadays but have you ever wondered what those generation names stand for that you see in the media?

Here’s a handy list of who fits into what.

  • Lost Generation: People born between the 1880’s and 1900.
  • GI Generation: People born between the 1900 and 1920’s.
  • Silent Generation: People born between the 1920’s and 1940’s.
  • Baby Boomers: People born between the mid 1940’s and the mid 1960’s.
  • Generation X: People born between the mid 1960’s and the mid 1980’s.
  • Millennials (or Generation Y): People born between the early 1980’s and the early 2000’s.
  • Generation Z (popularly known as Zoomers): People born between the mid to late 1990’s and the early 2010’s.
  • Generation Alpha: People born between the early 2010’s and the mid 2020’s.