1972 generation

What generation is 1972?

If you were born in 1972, 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 1972

Percentage of total number of babies of the corresponding gender
Source: ssa.gov
RankMale nameFemale name
1Michael (4.26%)Jennifer (3.94%)
2Christopher (3.12%)Michelle (1.82%)
3James (2.81%)Lisa (1.71%)
4David (2.77%)Kimberly (1.63%)
5John (2.58%)Amy (1.6%)
Born in 1972? Tell your friends that you are a proud Gen X member!

Famous Generation X members born in 1972

  1. DWAYNE JOHNSON, Movie Actor.
    Born on the 2nd of May, 1972 (Taurus) in Hayward, CA.
  2. EMINEM, Rapper.
    Born on the 17th of October, 1972 (Libra) in Saint Joseph, MO.
  3. NOTORIOUS B.I.G., Rapper.
    Born on the 21st of May, 1972 (Gemini) in Brooklyn, NY. Died on the 9th of March, 1997, at the age of 24.
  4. HEIDI D'AMELIO, Family Member.
    Born on the 4th of January, 1972 (Capricorn) in United States.
  5. SHAQUILLE O'NEAL, Basketball Player.
    Born on the 6th of March, 1972 (Pisces) in Newark, NJ.
  6. SOFÍA VERGARA, TV Actress.
    Born on the 10th of July, 1972 (Cancer) in Barranquilla, Colombia.
  7. BIG SHOW, Wrestler.
    Born on the 8th of February, 1972 (Aquarius) in Aiken, SC.