1980 generation

What generation is 1980?

If you were born in 1980, 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 1980

Percentage of total number of babies of the corresponding gender
Source: ssa.gov
RankMale nameFemale name
1Michael (3.7%)Jennifer (3.28%)
2Christopher (2.65%)Amanda (2.01%)
3Jason (2.6%)Jessica (1.91%)
4David (2.26%)Melissa (1.78%)
5James (2.12%)Sarah (1.45%)
Born in 1980? Tell your friends that you are a proud Gen X member!

Famous Generation X members born in 1980

  1. KIM KARDASHIAN, Reality Star.
    Born on the 21st of October, 1980 (Libra) in Los Angeles, CA.
  2. CHANNING TATUM, Movie Actor.
    Born on the 26th of April, 1980 (Taurus) in Cullman, AL.
  3. KATIE LEBLANC, Family Member.
    Born on the 23rd of July, 1980 (Leo) in Oklahoma.
  4. NICK CANNON, TV Actor.
    Born on the 8th of October, 1980 (Libra) in San Diego, CA.
  5. MATT SLAYS, YouTube Star.
    Born on the 17th of July, 1980 (Cancer) in Pueblo, CO.
  6. SHAY CARL BUTLER, YouTube Star.
    Born on the 5th of March, 1980 (Pisces) in Logan, UT.
  7. BILLY LEBLANC, YouTube Star.
    Born on the 18th of January, 1980 (Capricorn) in Louisiana.