George Barna has broken down the American population into five existing generationsf:
Seniors: those that were born in 1926 and earlier
Builders: those that were born between 1927 and 1945
Boomers: those that were born between 1946 and 1964
Busters: those born between 1965 and 1983
Those that were born after 1984 to the present are yet to be named
When we talk about Baby Boomers we are talking about the 76 million children who were born in the years after World War 2 and the Korean War. They are called Baby Boomers because there was such a hug boom in births beginning in 1946 compared to the birth figures prior to that time.