A cohert of people commonly known as the Millenials, or the Next Greatest Generation. The actual demographics of the birth boom occurred between 1980 to 1994. Meaning those born from the beginning of 1980 to the end of 1993. Those born in 1994 and after are excluded. They are the children of the Baby Boomers (post WW2 1945-1964) and are known as the Echo Boomers. They remember a time before the technology boom of the mid to late 90's and grew up influenced by Cold War Era, the collapse of the Soviet Union, the attacks on 9/11, 1992 Rodney King Riots, the late 80's early 90's recession, the Gulf War, and the Y2K bug. The latest members of Generation Y were born during the presidency of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the US. They grew up without cell phones, but rather pagers, without Ipods, but rather CD players, without computers, or internet. Internet had only begun to become widespread in early 1994, hence the end of the generation. They remember the early toys of the late 80's and early 90's such as Gameboy, Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo, N64, Furby, Pogs. Popular sitcoms of the generation include Full House, Saved by the Bell, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Bay Watch, the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Married with Children. As well as cartoons such as Dragon Ball Z, the Pinky and the Brain, Ren and Stimpy, Beavis and Butthead, Doug, the Animaniacs, etc.
by Demographic Research July 21, 2011
The generation born after Generation X. Its parameters begin with people born in the late 1970s and end at the year at which a person born in said year would only know the numbers 9/11 from a history book. Including kids born AFTER 9/11 in this generation is outright absurd.
Generation Y were kids in the 90s, coming of age on 9/11, and will rule the world one day.
by Andrew B. December 07, 2004
The generation of people born between the early 1980's and the mid 1990's. First-handedly saw the transformation of the world and especially the USA with the explosion of digital technology, the internet, a new worldwide economic "Great Recession", the change of America's position in the world, the infamous "War on Terrorism", and many other world changing events still to come. Generation Y will run the world in about 25 years time, and Is arguably the most intelligent, although maybe not the most driven, generation yet as a product of the economic successes of their parents, the Baby Boomer generation, who also handed numerous other serious problems to their children. Generation Y is also a generation of pioneers. They are shaping and writing the new frontier of human interaction and communication, the internet, for example: Mark Zuckerburg, founder of Facebook, born in 1984. They are the guinea pigs of this profound technology, as no other generation has lived such a large fraction of their lives with this technology. Generation Y can also be identified by cynicism and uncalled for self deploring that is not necessarily their fault, but the faults of older generations who are trying to push them to do better and to succeed in a world with increased competition. For an example of this self hate, see Urban Dictionary's words of the day, many of which contain negative remarks towards Generation Y, even though they are written by the same generation they attack.
-"Urban dictionary, Facebook, and much of the internet as we know it are a product of Generation Y."

-"Be proud, those of you in Generation Y, you have influenced the world like no other generation has at such an early age"
by flyhighj65 February 05, 2011
Generation Y is harder to define. The only reason for that is that we are still involved in it and therefore still doing research. (By the way, whenever I say, "we," I mean we. Me and my friends have spent long hours thinking through all this stuff.)

Generation Y started fresh off the crash/burn of Generation X; a kind of rise from the ashes. Generation Y involved anyone who attended/completed high school between 1997 and now. Most of those heavily involved in GenY have had an older sibling heavily involved in GenX. GenY has suffered a divide, unlike our predecessors, in that few groups of people ever come together against something. Associations are limited. There is an abundance of us, however. Our younger siblings may end up being a Generation Z, but that remains to be seen.

Generation Y still have competition from a second wave of Gen-Xers. The new Gen-Xers are in typical fashion of days of yore, but with contemporary styles. Generation Y pervades this, but all in all lives alongside it. Generation Y kids tend to be more vocal about things, but usually do less.

Drug use is still rampant, that's for sure.

More will be added as research is developed. Bear with us.
Generation Y started in '97, possibly climaxed in '03, the stagnation of the culture became evident in '05, and may be ending this year, if not next year.
by Bozenda January 05, 2006
Generation Y otherwise known as echo boomers, or Millennials, is the term for the Generation born between 1980 and 1995. Most of them are children of either Baby boomers or Generation X.

These people are the first to grow up with technology, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the recession of 2008. By the Mid-2010s, they will be the largest working force in the United States.
These are the Generation demographics:
Greatest: 1901-1924
Silent: 1925-1945
Baby Boom:1946-1964
Gen X: 1965-1980
Gen Y: 1980-1995
Gen Z: 1996-present

To be clear, Generation Y last through 1995, then 1996 is the start of generation Z
by LethalWeapon8295 May 11, 2013
The crop of young adults born between the early 1980's and mid-1990's. Their childhood was spent mostly indoors playing video games or watching cable or satellite TV with over 100 channels to choose from at any time. They mature into teenagers faster than their predecessors, but also take longer to get on their own, fully mature, buy a house, marry, and raise a family. Many of the middle-class Generation Y'ers grew up with parents that constantly monitored them, kept them enrolled in after school activities, and wouldn't let them play outside unsupervised. The early ones grew up with internet during their teen years and the later ones grew up with a computer in almost every household. Childhood obesity became a major problem with this generation. They rely on praise and positive feedback to be able to function in school and the world. They're less likely to party hard, do drugs, have premarital sex, and engage in risky activity like the Generation X'ers and Baby Boomers. Those who don't go to college are a minority.
Generation Y
by waspcoloredstain June 10, 2013
Descriptive of anybody young enough to have spent more time listening to Muse than Radiohead.
Generation X think Muse sound too much like Radiohead. Generation Y don't care.
by Amdy September 21, 2010

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