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Wordle takes the top spot as most googled word in 2022

Wordle, the online word guessing game, is the most googled word of 2022 according to Google’s…
Google Search Trends 2022

This year, it was all about the word-guessing game Wordle. According to Google’s annual “Year in Search 2022” report, Wordle was the most googled word in 2022, with searches peaking in February following its acquisition by The New York Times. Coming in at a close second was the much anticipated Cricket World Cup match between India and England. Ukraine rounded out the top three searches globally and was also the top trending news topic of the year.

But it wasn’t just events and countries that captured our attention this year. Johnny Depp topped the list of the most searched people, likely due to his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard, who came in at a third place. Will Smith took the second spot. In terms of entertainment, “Thor: Love and Thunder,” “Black Adam,” and “Top Gun: Maverick” was at the most searched movies, while “Euphoria” was the most searched TV show. Tennis players dominated the list of most searched athletes, with Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Serena Williams taking the top three spots.

Google Search Trends 2022

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It’s always interesting to see the various topics and categories that pique our curiosity from year to year. From current events and celebrity scandals to online games and pop culture news, there’s no denying that we have diverse interests. As we enter a new year, it’ll be exciting to see which trends and topics rise to the top of Google’s search rankings.

Find out what Google Trends reveals about the issues we’ve shared, the people who have inspired us, and the moments that have attracted the world’s attention each year in this video:

See what was trending in 2022  Globally below:


  1. Wordle
  2. India vs England
  3. Ukraine
  4. Queen Elizabeth
  5. Ind vs SA
  6. World Cup
  7. India vs West Indies
  8.  iPhone 14
  9. Jeffrey Dahmer
  10. Indian Premier League


  1. Ukraine
  2. Queen Elizabeth passing
  3. Election results
  4. Powerball numbers
  5. Monkeypox
  6. Hurricane Ian
  7. Johnny Depp verdict
  8. Texas school shooting
  9. Will Smith Oscars
  10. Roe v Wade


  1. Johnny Depp
  2. Will Smith
  3. Amber Heard
  4. Vladimir Putin
  5. Chris Rock
  6. Novak Djokovic
  7. Anna Sorokin (Delvey)
  8. Andrew Tate
  9. Rishi Sunak
  10. Simon Leviev


  1. Johnny Depp
  2. Will Smith
  3. Amber Heard
  4. Chris Rock
  5. Jada Pinkett Smith
  6. Joseph Quinn
  7. Evan Peters
  8. Andrew Garfield
  9. Julia Fox
  10. Ezra Miller


  1. Novak Djokovic
  2. Rafael Nadal
  3. Serena Williams
  4. Manti Te’o
  5. Shaun White
  6. 羽生結弦 (Yuzuru Hanyu)
  7. Brittney Griner
  8. Gerard Piqué
  9. Cain Velasquez
  10. Carlos Alcaraz


  1. India vs England
  2. Ind vs South Africa
  3. India vs West Indies
  4. Ind vs Australia
  5. India vs Sri Lanka
  6. Pakistan vs England
  7. India vs Pakistan
  8. Zimbabwe vs India
  9. Bangladesh vs West Indies
  10. South Africa vs England


  1. Thor: Love and Thunder
  2. Black Adam
  3. Top Gun: Maverick
  4. The Batman
  5. Encanto
  6. Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva
  7. Jurassic World Dominion
  8. G.F: Chapter 2
  9. Uncharted
  10. Morbius


  1. Queen Elizabeth
  2. Betty White
  3. Anne Heche
  4. Bob Saget
  5. Aaron Carter
  6. Olivia Newton-John
  7. Ray Liotta
  8. Taylor Hawkins
  9. 安倍 晋三 (Shinzo Abe)
  10. Ivana Trump


  1. पनीर पसंदा (Paneer pasanda)
  2. Bolo caseiro (Homemade cake)
  3. Tuzlu kurabiye (Salt cookie)
  4. Overnight oats
  5. zimtschnecken (Cinnamon rolls)
  6. Irmik helvası (Semolina halva)
  7. панкейки (Pancakes)
  8. Baba ganoush
  9. Bulgur pilavı (Bulgur rice)
  10. Pasta salad


  1. Tak Ingin Usai – Keisya Levronka
  2. Pasoori – Ali Sethi and Shae Gill
  3. Glimpse of Us – Joji
  4. Satru 2 – Denny Caknan and Happy Asmara
  5. ミックスナッツ – Official Hige Dandism
  6. 新 時代 – Ado
  7. As It Was – Harry Styles
  8. Joko Tingkir – Farel Prayoga
  9. Habit – SEKAI NO OWARI
  10. Last Last – Burna Boy

TV Shows

  1. Euphoria
  2. House of the Dragon
  3. Moon Knight
  4. The Watcher
  5. Inventing Anna
  6. Dahmer
  7. The Boys
  8. All of Us Are Dead
  9. Sandman
  10. Heartstopper

Sports Terms

  1. World Cup
  2. Olympic medal count
  3. flames
  4. Olympics
  5. CFL scores
  6. T20 world cup 2022
  7. Asia Cup 2022
  8. Canada soccer
  9. Golden State Warriors
  10. Indian Wells tennis

Find out more here: Year in Search 2022

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