1937 generation

What generation is 1937?

Anyone born in 1937 is a part of the Silent Generation. This name was chosen because the generation's members became adults in the time of political repression. Many of them instead of speaking out their opinion preferred to keep silence. It is a relatively small generation because of the decreased birth rate during the Great Depression and World War II.

Consider reading our dedicated article if you want to know more about the Silent Generation.

Popular names of Silent Generation members born in 1937

RankMale nameFemale name
1Robert (5.65%)Mary (5.05%)
2James (5.17%)Barbara (3.17%)
3John (4.46%)Patricia (2.44%)
4William (3.72%)Shirley (2.43%)
5Richard (3.02%)Betty (2.3%)
Percentage of total number of babies of the corresponding gender
Source: ssa.gov

Famous Silent Generation people born in 1937

  1. MORGAN FREEMAN, Movie Actor.
    Born on the 1st of June, 1937 (Gemini) in Memphis, TN.
  2. JACK NICHOLSON, Movie Actor.
    Born on the 22nd of April, 1937 (Taurus) in New Jersey.
  3. BILL COSBY, TV Actor.
    Born on the 12th of July, 1937 (Cancer) in Philadelphia, PA.
  4. JANE FONDA, Movie Actress.
    Born on the 21st of December, 1937 (Sagittarius) in New York City, NY.
  5. ANTHONY HOPKINS, Movie Actor.
    Born on the 31st of December, 1937 (Capricorn) in Wales.
  6. LOIS LOWRY, Children's Author.
    Born on the 20th of March, 1937 (Pisces) in Honolulu, HI.
  7. DUSTIN HOFFMAN, Movie Actor.
    Born on the 8th of August, 1937 (Leo) in Los Angeles, CA.
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