1978 generation

What generation is 1978?

If you were born in 1978, 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 1978

Percentage of total number of babies of the corresponding gender
Source: ssa.gov
RankMale nameFemale name
1Michael (3.93%)Jennifer (3.43%)
2Jason (3.02%)Melissa (1.72%)
3Christopher (2.77%)Jessica (1.59%)
4David (2.38%)Amy (1.41%)
5James (2.34%)Heather (1.35%)
Born in 1978? Tell your friends that you are a proud Gen X member!

Famous Generation X members born in 1978

  1. KOBE BRYANT, Basketball Player.
    Born on the 23rd of August, 1978 (Virgo) in Philadelphia, PA. Died on the 26th of January, 2020, at the age of 41.
  2. IAN SOMERHALDER, TV Actor.
    Born on the 8th of December, 1978 (Sagittarius) in Covington, LA.
  3. JAMES CORDEN, Comedian.
    Born on the 22nd of August, 1978 (Leo) in London, England.
  4. JENSEN ACKLES, TV Actor.
    Born on the 1st of March, 1978 (Pisces) in Dallas, TX.
  5. USHER, R&B Singer.
    Born on the 14th of October, 1978 (Libra) in Dallas, TX.
  6. JOHN LEGEND, R&B Singer.
    Born on the 28th of December, 1978 (Capricorn) in Springfield, OH.
  7. JAMES FRANCO, Movie Actor.
    Born on the 19th of April, 1978 (Aries) in Palo Alto, CA.