1971 generation

What generation is 1971?

If you were born in 1971, then you are a member of Generation X. Sometimes it is called Gen X or Xers for short. This generation had no defining moment in history that could be used to name the generation after. That is one of the reasons why X was chosen as a symbol for it. In algebra X is used to represent an undefined value.

Look at our in-depth review to find out more about Generation X.

Popular names of Xers born in 1971

RankMale nameFemale name
1Michael (4.27%)Jennifer (3.24%)
2James (3%)Michelle (1.89%)
3David (2.92%)Lisa (1.88%)
4John (2.83%)Kimberly (1.75%)
5Robert (2.79%)Amy (1.5%)
Percentage of total number of babies of the corresponding gender
Source: ssa.gov

Famous Generation X members born in 1971

  1. TUPAC SHAKUR, Rapper.
    Born on the 16th of June, 1971 (Gemini) in New York City, NY. Died on the 13th of September, 1996, at the age of 25.
  2. SNOOP DOGG, Rapper.
    Born on the 20th of October, 1971 (Libra) in Long Beach, CA.
  3. SELENA QUINTANILLA, World Music Singer.
    Born on the 16th of April, 1971 (Aries) in Lake Jackson, TX. Died on the 31st of March, 1995, at the age of 23.
  4. ELON MUSK, Entrepreneur.
    Born on the 28th of June, 1971 (Cancer) in Pretoria, South Africa.
  5. DAVID WALLIAMS, Comedian.
    Born on the 20th of August, 1971 (Leo) in London, England.
  6. MARK WAHLBERG, Movie Actor.
    Born on the 5th of June, 1971 (Gemini) in Boston, MA.
  7. WINONA RYDER, Movie Actress.
    Born on the 29th of October, 1971 (Scorpio) in Winona, MN.
Born in 1971? Tell your friends that you are a proud Gen X member!