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
Data Source: ssa.gov
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%)

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!