American Generation Names: Why Y?

Generations are grouped as follows:

- The Silent generation, people born before 1945.

- The Baby Boomers, people born between 1945 and 1961.

- Generation X, people born between 1962 and 1976.

- Generation Y, people born between 1977 and 1990.

You ask why "Y" ?

A caricaturist explains it eloquently below...

For a list of American Generations and their time periods, check out "American Generations Since 1913" at

by Mondoreb
hat tip: Scott, Vickie
image: journal de quebec
* American Generations Since 1913
* Strauss and Howe

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