The media in particular wants definitions, identities,” DiPrete said. “I don’t know that the definitions are as strong or as widely shared across all the boundaries. … At the end I think it gets fuzzy.” (Tom DiPrete is a sociologist at Columbia University)
A person born in the years following the Second World War, when there was a temporary marked increase in the birth rate is called Baby Boomers(’46-’64)
The generation born after that of the baby boomers, typically perceived to be disaffected and directionless is called Gen X(1960’s to 1980’s-early)
Generation Y is a fake, made-up thing. Another view is that the term millenials and Gen Y are interchangeable.Gen Y rests between early 1990’s to early 2000’s.
9X is a Vietnamese term for people born during the 1990s.
Gen Z or the Post-Millenial or iGeneration is born between early 1995 to early 2010.