What was the most googled word of 2018 in the Netherlands?

What was the most googled word of 2018 in the Netherlands?

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2018 most googled word

According to a newly released report by Google, the most googled word of 2018 in the Netherlands was Avicii, the name of the Swedish DJ who died in April of this year. In the top ten most googled words, you’ll find a lot of names of people, Glennis Grace is number two on the list, for example. The top 10 is as follows:

  1. Avicii
  2. Glennis Grace
  3. Barbie
  4. Litebit
  5. Jos B.
  6. Meghan Markle
  7. Maarten van der Weijden
  8. Fortnite
  9. Mac Miller
  10. Boer zoekt Vrouw

Top 10 2018 “What is” searches

Google categorises searches. So, if we look at what the most googled “what is” questions were, we can see the following:

  1. What is dividend tax?
  2. What is the sleepwet (trawling law)?
  3. What is a hermaphrodite?
  4. What is No Nut November?
  5. What is seropositive?
  6. What is a bitcoin?
  7. What is a Mass Start?
  8. What is the Nations League?
  9. What is BPM?
  10. What is Utopia?



Take a peek at the full list of top 2018 Google searches to see what other things people have looked up this year.

Did you search for any of the aforementioned terms? Let us know in the comments below!

Mina Solanki


Mina Solanki

Completed her Master's degree at the University of Groningen and worked as a translator before joining IamExpat. She loves to read and has a particular interest in Greek mythology. In...

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