Most Googled word in 2022? And in Thailand?

The most Googled word or phrase in the world this year may come as a surprise. What do you think? Russia? Ukraine? Economic crisis? Queen Elizabeth II? King Charles III? China? Taiwan? No, none of those.

The word Wordle was Google’s most searched term globally in 2022.

The search engine giant revealed the winner in its annual Year in Search report.

Invented by US software engineer Josh Wardle in 2021, Wordle became incredibly popular throughout the world.

Players get six attempts to guess the word of the day, which is always a five-letter word and the word is the same for everyone.

The Wordle game became so infectious that obsessed players took to Google looking for answers which affected other top Google search trends. Incredibly, seven of the top 10 most-searched-for-word definitions in 2022 were Wordle answers, including cacao, homer, canny, foray, trove, saute, and tacit.

Major events also made an impact on online searches.

Queen Elizabeth II’s death in September made the top five for overall global search interest while Ukraine was the third most widely searched term.

Most Googled word in 2022? And in Thailand? | News by Thaiger

Johnny Depp was the most searched among the acting community following his defamation case against Amber Heard.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star was followed by Will Smith, who made headlines at the Oscars after slapping comedian Chris Rock live onstage in front of millions of viewers, while tennis legend Serena Williams was the No.2 most-searched athlete.

Getting rich turned out to be popular as did Googling the Lottery. Lottery games Mega Millions and Powerball numbers were high in the top 10 search-interest spots globally.

The Google trend report also recorded how users searched for information, like snapping a photo, speaking into the phone and, humming.

Phones today use algorithms to solve that common conundrum of “what’s this song?” And users can hum, whistle or sing 10-15 seconds of a melody into their phone to figure out what song that might be stuck in their heads.

What about Thailand? Covid? Travel? Restrictions? Thailand Pass? Best places? Prayut? Guns? Knife crime? Sex? Soi Cowboy? Nana Plaza? Taxi scams? Ladyboys? Gold necklaces? Pattaya? Bangkok?

Wordle came in at No.7 in the most Googled word in the Land of Smiles! But what about the rest? The Thai platform droidsans revealed the best of the rest.


  1. Government welfare card
  2. Watermelon Nida
  3. Half of each person, phase 5
  4. Under the Sky
  5. Kanku Bai
  6. Botnoi Voice
  7. Wordle
  8. With love and betrayal
  9. Is you
  10. STD 02


  1. Latest watermelon news
  2. Shooting news
  3. Father news
  4. Russia, Ukraine, latest news
  5. Uncle Phon’s latest news
  6. Pinky news
  7. Itaewon news
  8. News of Luang Pu Saeng
  9. Lazada news
  10. Deputy party news


  1. Nanathong – Joey Phuwadit
  2. Table Rim – Non Thanon
  3. Consider – Musketeers Feat. MAIYARAP
  4. Drawn – BOWKYLION
  5. liquor companion
  6. Zulupaka Tapahey – themoonwillalwaysbewithme
  7. If we meet again – Tilly Birds
  8. Love is a dream – girl girl girl
  9. If you love someone – INK WARUNTORN
  10. Sharks Like to Bit You – Bonnadol Feat. IIVY B


  1. Bangkok
  2. Suphan Buri
  3. Hua Hin
  4. Chiang Mai
  5. Rayong
  6. Pattaya
  7. Chonburi
  8. Khao Yai
  9. Ratchaburi
  10. Pranburi


  1. Singapore
  2. Vietnam
  3. Laos
  4. Japan
  5. Korea
  6. Taiwan
  7. Tokyo
  8. Georgia
  9. Malaysia
  10. Sapa


  1. Kanku Bai
  2. Buphaphonniwat 2
  3. 4 kings
  5. Doctor Strange
  6. Phi Nak 3
  7. Black Adam
  8. Jurassic World Dominion
  9. Medium
  10. Eternals


  1. Jackson hope
  2. Prinn Panitchpakdi
  3. Chatchart Sitthiphan
  4. Mo Amena
  5. Little Thanapon
  6. Khun Chanon
  7. Krating Khunnarong
  8. father
  9. Tak Itsarin
  10. Eh please smile


  1. Watermelon Nida
  2. Beem Papangkorn
  3. Sunny U-four
  4. Sombat Metanee
  5. Michael Pupart
  6. Soraphong Chatree
  7. Weerayut Ros-ocha
  8. Rabbit Varalak
  9. Queen Elizabeth
  10. Waipot Phetsuphan

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Bob Scott is an experienced writer and editor with a passion for travel. Born and raised in Newcastle, England, he spent more than 10 years in Asia, mostly in China. He worked as a sports writer in the north of England and London before relocating to Asia. Now he resides in Bangkok, Thailand, where he is the Editor-in-Chief for The Thaiger English News. With a vast amount of experience from living and writing abroad, Bob Scott is an expert on all things related to Asian culture and lifestyle.