What Is a NonMillennial? over 35, generation’s traits

by Maryanne

A NonMillennial is … someone who is over 35 and has had to give up their generation’s traits to adapt to or help guide and/or communicate with Millennials on a regular basis.

Now some people cannot claim this title.

For instance … If you are a grandparent with a child who is 36+, and your grandchildren are under 13, you cannot term yourself a NonMillennial.

If you have the same scenario, plus you have to work with someone under 36 more than 10 hours a week, then you can assert NonMillennial status.

True, it can be complicated.


The key to the whole scenario is this … a NonMillennial must interact and revolve around a Millennial(s) in a meaningful way.

Levels of Millennial/NonMillennial

So, yes, there are levels of NonMillennialness.

The question becomes … is it something to strive for?  It’s the “to be or not to be” of the 36+ crowd (and some day the 13 and under crowd).

For Perspective – Here is the list of previous generations and their new NonMillennial names.

Again, you can only claim these if you interact with Millennials.  Otherwise, you keep the generation name you were born into.

Here’s the list …

Generation Name Births
Age Today*
Oldest Age
NonMillennial Name
The Lost Generation
1890 1915 102 127 That’s Today Show Old Gen
The Interbellum Generation 1901 1913 104 116 Lady Antebellum Gen
The Greatest Generation 1910 1924 93 107 Who Says? Gen
The Silent Generation 1925 1945 72 92 The Not Much Must of Happened Gen
Baby Boomer Generation 1946 1964 53 71 Bill Clinton Generation
Generation X (Baby Bust) 1965 1979 38 52 The Beatles Gen
Xennials – 1975 1985 32 42 Millennials Once Removed Gen
Generation Y –
The Millennials –
Gen Next
1982 2004 13 35


Note: Three Names…Very Telling

Generation Z 2005 2010 7 12 Millennials In Training Gen
Gen Alpha 2011 2025 1 6 Little Kids

Are you a NonMillennial?  Tell us about how you became one.