1979 generation

What generation is 1979?

If you were born in 1979, 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 1979

RankMale nameFemale name
1Michael (3.78%)Jennifer (3.29%)
2Christopher (2.83%)Melissa (1.98%)
3Jason (2.81%)Amanda (1.85%)
4David (2.35%)Jessica (1.61%)
5James (2.2%)Amy (1.25%)
Percentage of total number of babies of the corresponding gender
Source: ssa.gov

Famous Generation X members born in 1979

  1. KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN, Reality Star.
    Born on the 18th of April, 1979 (Aries) in Los Angeles, CA.
  2. KEVIN HART, Comedian.
    Born on the 6th of July, 1979 (Cancer) in Philadelphia, PA.
  3. ADAM LEVINE, Pop Singer.
    Born on the 18th of March, 1979 (Pisces) in Los Angeles, CA.
  4. PINK, Pop Singer.
    Born on the 8th of September, 1979 (Virgo) in Doylestown, PA.
  5. SHERI EASTERLING, TikTok Star.
    Born on the 4th of September, 1979 (Virgo) in United States.
  6. AALIYAH, R&B Singer.
    Born on the 16th of January, 1979 (Capricorn) in New York City, NY. Died on the 25th of August, 2001, at the age of 22.
  7. COOPER BARNES, TV Actor.
    Born on the 15th of April, 1979 (Aries) in Sheffield, England.
Born in 1979? Tell your friends that you are a proud Gen X member!