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Millennials (also known as Generation Y) are typically defined as the generation of people born between 1981 to 1996 (according to many sources).[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8] The United States Library of Congress and the federal government of Canada (Statistics Canada) have both officially cited the 1981-1996 age range for Millennials as of 2022; and state that 1996 is the last year of the Millennials.[9] There are also a number of sources that end Millennials at 1994 and start Generation Z at 1995, such as Australia's McCrindle Research as well as psychologist Jean Twenge. A number of other references and sources say Millennials have birth dates January 1980–December 1995.[10][11][12][13][14][15] A few researchers and demographers use the early 1980s as starting birth years and as late as early 2000s as ending birth years.[16][17]

People in this generation are sometimes called Echo Boomers because of the high birth rate during this period. The high birth rate almost matches that of the Baby Boom period after World War II.

Some of the famous celebrities who are from Generation Y include Harry Styles, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Natasha Bedingfield, Christina Ricci, Anna Chlumsky, Beverley Mitchell, Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga, Kate Bosworth, Justin Bieber, Joshua Wong, Mandy Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Tom Holland, Miley Cyrus, Mara Wilson, Colbie Caillat, Zendaya, Post Malone, Dua Lipa and Avril Lavigne.

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  12. Standage, Tom (8 December 2021). "Does it Make Sense Catergorizing People by the Generation". The New York Times. Retrieved January 1, 2022.
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