In-between generation born from 1993 to 1998. These in-betweeners are neither 100% Millennials nor 100% Gen Z, they are a mix of both.
I feel identified with both Millennials and Gen Z, so im a Zillenial!
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A micro "generation" of many of those born from, aproximately, from 1993 to 1998.

They are those who, having being born in the last years of the Y Generation and in the first years of the Z Generation, due to their personal circumstances, shares a lot of the traits of a millenial, if they are zoomers, or the contrary, a lot of traits of the zoomers if they're millenials.

Just as, a zoomer can have remarkable traits of the X generation and not being a true mix of differents generations, there are people born before of after the popular cohort of zillenials, and still be zillenials, or even people born between those years who are not zillenials but a millenial to the core o zoomer to the core.

Zillenials, more than anaything, are people wich were 90' or 2000' kids outside countries not dominated by "the core west values", like China, 90' or 2000' kids with traits of both millenials and zoomers, who lived in countries like Japan, Korea, USA, Portugal, Mexico or Chile.
“Which generation are you apart of?”

“I’m apart of the micro-generation known as Zillenial, but it also true I'm part of the more extensive Y Generation.”
by Zoomer who hates his gen... December 28, 2022
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Any individual born between 1995-2000.

Nobody knows whether they’re a millennial or gen Z so we settled on the next best thing.
“I’m in the middle of an existential crisis. I can’t tell which generation I’m apart of... so I made up my own — Zillenial.”
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A micro generation of those born from 1993-1999.

Millenial popularly ends 1994-1996.
Gen Z popularly starts 1995-1997.

Zillenial is the cusps of those two.

Zillennials are the last years of Millennials and first years Generation Z with mixed traits of both generations. They are too young to relate to the core of Millennials but too old to relate to the core of Generation Z. Zillennials were 2000's kids and transitioned from teenagers to adults during the 2010's. The youngest in 2020 are 21 years old.

Technology evolution was a defining part of a Zillennial childhood. They grew up while technology was evolving from Analog to Digital, experiencing both worlds, opposed to millennials / generation z who typically only experienced one type.

Some of the various things Zillennials can remember are:

- Waiting at Barns & Noble as kids for the twilight books to release

- a World before social media / smart phones was popularized but too young to create social media so you had to lie about your birth years.

- the Popularization of smart phones during their years in middle and/or high school (2008-2016)

- Using Gameboy Advance / Advance SP / DS during their childhood

- When "Crank Dat" by Soulja Boy came out in 2007

- The Release of the first iPhone in 2007

- Watching early YouTubers like: Fred, early nigahiga, Nalts, thewinekone, Daxflame, early smosh

- Being too young to understand or remember 9/11, but being born before it.
"What year were you born in?"


"are you a millennial?"

"no, I'm a zillenial! I can relate to both generations"
by Zillenial.1 April 4, 2021
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Micro-generation or sub-generation of people born between 1993-1998 (the most widely accepted date range). This micro-generation, as well as others, is the most accurate way to divide generations, because generations are not linear but transitional, they don't end overnight from one year to another, that doesn't make any sense.

This cuspy group doesn't relate completely neither with 80's Millennials nor with 2000's Gen Z'ers, because of their mixed nature (having traits of both generations). They were born and grew up at the same time as the World Wide Web (Internet), so they don't have memories of the pre-Internet world, but they do have memories of the world before being completely absorbed by the Internet.

The Zillenials spent most of their childhood years in the 2000's decade, so they were shaped by it.

They most certainly have Cuspers or Gen X'ers parents born in the 60's and 70's, unlike 80's Millennials who most certainly have Baby Boomer parents born in the 50's, so the world view of Zillenials is less conservative and more open minded, and therefore more prone to adopt "Woke" ideology.
Even though they formally belong to either the Millennial or Z generations, according to Anglo "think tanks" Pew Research Center (using 1981-1996) or Resolution Foundation (using 1981-2000), most of Zillenials view themselves as a separate generation, with certain characteristics that make them different from the rest of Millennials or Gen Z'ers,
-Amanda: "Are you a Millennial or Gen Z?
-Tom: "I'm a Zillenial"
-Amanda: "A Zillenial? what's that?
-Tom: "Those of us born around 93-98"
-Amanda: "But those born in 93-96 are Millennials according to Google"
-Tom: "Nah, we are Zillenials, that 81-96 range was made by old Boomers who don't understand us 90's babies"
-Amanda: "LOL! OK i get it, you don't relate to 80's babies"
-Tom: "Exactly"
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Late Millenials and Gen Z born before 11th of September 2001.
Stop fucking saying I'm the TikTok generation, I DON'T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT TIKTOK, I NEVER EVEN USE IT, I'M A ZILLENIAL.
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Popular slang given to the cuspers born between Millennials (Gen Y) and Centennials (Gen Z). Some professionals have named these cuspers as well, using terms like "MinionZ" or "Snapchat Generation" in their publishings.

Date ranges used by authors:
1992-1998 (Hannah L. Ubl, Lisa X. Walden, Debra Arbit; "Managing Millennials For Dummies", 2017)
1993-1998 (Deon Smit; " Do you have enough “Generational Glue” in your organisation?." HR Future , 2017)
1995-2000 (Mary E. Donohue; "Message Received: 7 Steps to Break Down Communication Barriers at Work", 2020)
-Cuspers identify with two neighboring generations, so we Zillenials identify with both Millennials and Gen Z'ers, we are a unique microgeneration!
by WWIIheroe July 13, 2022
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