1941 generation

What generation is 1941?

Anyone born in 1941 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 1941

RankMale nameFemale name
1James (5.32%)Mary (4.66%)
2Robert (5.12%)Barbara (3.17%)
3John (4.58%)Patricia (2.96%)
4William (3.81%)Carol (1.94%)
5Richard (3.12%)Linda (1.9%)
Percentage of total number of babies of the corresponding gender
Source: ssa.gov

Famous Silent Generation people born in 1941

  1. BERNIE SANDERS, Politician.
    Born on the 8th of September, 1941 (Virgo) in Brooklyn, NY.
  2. PAUL ANKA, Pop Singer.
    Born on the 30th of July, 1941 (Leo) in Ottawa, Canada.
  3. BOB DYLAN, Folk Singer.
    Born on the 24th of May, 1941 (Gemini) in Duluth, MN.
  4. MARTHA STEWART, Entrepreneur.
    Born on the 3rd of August, 1941 (Leo) in Jersey City, NJ.
    Born on the 25th of July, 1941 (Leo) in Chicago, IL. Died on the 28th of August, 1955, at the age of 14.
  6. BOBBY MOORE, Soccer Player.
    Born on the 12th of April, 1941 (Aries) in Barking, England. Died on the 24th of February, 1993, at the age of 51.
  7. NEIL DIAMOND, Rock Singer.
    Born on the 24th of January, 1941 (Aquarius) in Brooklyn, NY.
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