Generational names are the handiwork of popular culture. Some are drawn from a historic event; others from rapid social or demographic change; others from a big turn in the calendar.
English speaking term of generations with westerns:
- The Lost Generation– primarily known as the Generation of 1914 in Europe, to describe those who fought in World War I.
- G.I. Generation- is the generation that includes the veterans who fought in World War II. They were born from around 1901 to 1924, coming of age during the Great Depression.
- The Silent Generation- is born 1925 to 1945, is the generation that includes those who were too young to join the service during World War II. Many had fathers who served in World War I. Generally recognized as the children of the Great Depression, this event during their formative years had a profound impact on them.
- The Baby Boom Generation- is the generation that was born following World War II, from 1946 up to 1964, a time that was marked by an increase in birth rates.
- Generation Jones-to describe the generation of people born between 1954 and 1965. The name “Generation Jones” has several connotations, including a large anonymous generation, a “keeping up with the Joneses” competitiveness and the slang word “jones” or “jonesing”, meaning a yearning or craving. It is said that Jonesers were given huge expectations as children in the 1960s, and then confronted with a different reality as they came of age in the 1970s and 1980s, leaving them with a certain unrequited, jonesing quality.
- Generation X- is covers people born from 1965 through 1980. The generation generally defined as those born after the baby boom ended, there is no universally agreed upon time frame. The term generally includes people born from the latter 1960s through the late 1970s to early 80s .The 1970s and 1980s are characterized as being an era rampant with child neglect, as shown by such phenomenon as latchkey kids.
- The Millennial generation falls into the third category. The label refers those born after 1980 –the first generation to come of age in the new millennium.
- Generation Y-As there are no precise dates for when the Millennial generation starts and ends. While others use start years that are earlier or later than 1982, and end years that in the mid to late 1990.
- Generation Z (Generation @)- also known as Generation I, or Internet Generation, and Generation Text , and dubbed Generation @. The earliest birth is generally dated in the early 1990s. In the 1990s and 2000s.