Year in review: 10 names we started searching for in 2019

Andy WellsFreelance Writer

Yahoo users have searched for thousands of people this year - and there are some who have suddenly peaked everyone’s interest.

Some of these faces were already familiar but did not feature very highly at all in searches in previous years.

However, people like Greta Thunberg suddenly rose to worldwide fame in the wake of the global Extinction Rebellion protests.

Some - like baby Archie - simply weren’t even born to feature, while others had yet to ascend to lead a major political party.

But that has all changed this year and here we show you the top 10 people we suddenly started caring about in 2019.

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Year in review: The 10 people we started searching for in 2019. (Click for slideshow)
Year in review: The 10 people we started searching for in 2019. (Click for slideshow)
Year in review: The 10 people we started searching for in 2019. (Click for slideshow)
Businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri became a person of interest after Boris Johnson came to office and their friendship was scrutinised. She strenuously denied being unfairly awarded taxpayer money when she was close to Mr Johnson when he was London Mayor. (Getty)
10: Jennifer Arcuri
Businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri became a person of interest after Boris Johnson came to office and their friendship was scrutinised. She strenuously denied being unfairly awarded taxpayer money when she was close to Mr Johnson when he was London Mayor. (Getty)
Hitting numerous top spots across the globe in 2019, it's no surprise to find Billie Eilish on this list. The teenage pop star has two American Music Awards, two Guinness World Records, three MTV Video Music Awards and has received six Grammy Award nominations. (Getty)
9: Bilie Eilish
Hitting numerous top spots across the globe in 2019, it's no surprise to find Billie Eilish on this list. The teenage pop star has two American Music Awards, two Guinness World Records, three MTV Video Music Awards and has received six Grammy Award nominations. (Getty)
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The architect of the Vote Leave campaign found himself advising the Prime Minister when Boris Johnson entered Downing Street in July. The divisive figure went on to help secure the Tories a landslide majority in December's election. (Getty)
8: Dominic Cummings
The architect of the Vote Leave campaign found himself advising the Prime Minister when Boris Johnson entered Downing Street in July. The divisive figure went on to help secure the Tories a landslide majority in December's election. (Getty)
Elevated to the post of Home Secretary by Boris Johnson in 2019, Priti Patel became the first ethnic minority person to hold the position. (Getty)
7: Priti Patel
Elevated to the post of Home Secretary by Boris Johnson in 2019, Priti Patel became the first ethnic minority person to hold the position. (Getty)
Businesswoman Gina Miller continued to be the thorn in the side of Brexiteers, while also playing a role in Boris Johnson's decision to prorogue Parliament being deemed unlawful. With Brexit certain to happen next year, will Ms Miller still be at the forefront of any attempts to hinder the process? (Getty)
6: Gina Miller
Businesswoman Gina Miller continued to be the thorn in the side of Brexiteers, while also playing a role in Boris Johnson's decision to prorogue Parliament being deemed unlawful. With Brexit certain to happen next year, will Ms Miller still be at the forefront of any attempts to hinder the process? (Getty)
Scottish singer-songwriter topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic in 2019, securing his place as one of the planet's biggest pop stars. His incredible success is guaranteed to continue over the next 12 months. (Getty)
5: Lewis Capaldi
Scottish singer-songwriter topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic in 2019, securing his place as one of the planet's biggest pop stars. His incredible success is guaranteed to continue over the next 12 months. (Getty)
Rory Stewart was a relative unknown to the wider public until this year, when he tried to become Tory leader. His campaign videos saw his popularity soar and many believed he could challenge Boris Johnson. After being knocked out in the early rounds, Mr Stewart left the Government and is campaigning to be London Mayor in 2020. (Getty)
4: Rory Stewart
Rory Stewart was a relative unknown to the wider public until this year, when he tried to become Tory leader. His campaign videos saw his popularity soar and many believed he could challenge Boris Johnson. After being knocked out in the early rounds, Mr Stewart left the Government and is campaigning to be London Mayor in 2020. (Getty)
Since becoming the leader of the Liberal Democrats this year, Jo Swinson has become a person of interest. Unfortunately for Ms Swinson, her popularity plummeted the more people saw of her and she ended the year losing her seat in the General Election. (Getty)
3: Jo Swinson
Since becoming the leader of the Liberal Democrats this year, Jo Swinson has become a person of interest. Unfortunately for Ms Swinson, her popularity plummeted the more people saw of her and she ended the year losing her seat in the General Election. (Getty)
She may divide opinion but environmental campaigner Great Thunberg has been someone the whole world has been interested in this year. The teenager was named Time magazine's Person of the Year in December. (Getty)
2: Greta Thunberg
She may divide opinion but environmental campaigner Great Thunberg has been someone the whole world has been interested in this year. The teenager was named Time magazine's Person of the Year in December. (Getty)
The world was waiting for the birth of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's first child and baby Archie has shot straight to the top of the list. The royal tot made hearts melt across the globe from the moment everyone finally saw him. (Getty)
1: Baby Archie
The world was waiting for the birth of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's first child and baby Archie has shot straight to the top of the list. The royal tot made hearts melt across the globe from the moment everyone finally saw him. (Getty)

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