Mandela, Wendy Davis top trends on Google

Nelson Mandela and Texas state lawmaker Wendy Davis were the top tending male and female politicians on Google this year.

The search engine released its 2013 Zeitgeist list, which examined the biggest trends and most searched for names for the past year.

Entertainment figures were the most searched for people on Google — actress Miley Cyrus came in at No. 1 — but the company also broke down the searches by category.

Topping the political list was Mandela, the South African leader who died earlier this month, and Davis, who became a Twitter sensation when she held an 11-hour filibuster to block anti-abortion legislation in the Texas Senate. She is running for governor next year.

Sens. Dianne FeinsteinDianne FeinsteinLawmakers praise bonus-clawback suspension, pledge permanent fix Defense chief pledges to 'resolve' bonus clawback issue California National Guard official: Congress knew about bonus repayments MORE (D-Calif.) and Ted CruzTed CruzCruz: Precedent exists for keeping Supreme Court short-staffed Commerce official will hit critics of domain name transition The media is rigging the election by reporting WikiLeaks emails MORE (R-Texas) were in the No. 2 spots. They were followed by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen SebeliusKathleen SebeliusLeaked email: Podesta pushed Tom Steyer for Obama’s Cabinet Romney: Trump victory 'very possible' Fighting for assisted living facilities MORE and President Obama.

Google complied the list from popular and trending searches in 72 countries.

Other prominent political names on the list include: former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, the late Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez, controversial Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, German leader Angela Merkel, Secretary of State John KerryJohn KerryThe Atlantic Council's questionable relationship with Gabon’s leader State Dept. months late on explaining Clinton aide's missing emails The evidence backs Trump: We have a duty to doubt election results MORE, Rep. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnCalifornia companies sued for allegedly selling fetal tissue for profit Race is on for prized House chairmanship GOP struggles to find women to lead House committees MORE (R-Tenn.), Vice President Biden, and Sens. Kay HaganKay HaganPhoto finish predicted for Trump, Clinton in North Carolina Are Senate Republicans facing an election wipeout? Clinton's lead in NC elevates Senate race MORE (D-N.C.), Rand PaulRand PaulWhat the 'Bernie Sanders wing of the GOP' can teach Congress GOP senators avoid Trump questions on rigged election How low is the bar for presidential candidates, anyway? MORE (R-Ky.), and Mary LandrieuMary LandrieuTrump’s implosion could cost GOP in Louisiana Senate race Louisiana needs Caroline Fayard as its new senator La. Senate contender books seven-figure ad buy MORE (D-La.).

The late actor Paul Walker was the most trending figure on the search engine, followed by the Boston Marathon bombing and Mandela.

The Boston Marathon Bombing was the biggest trending event, followed by the government shutdown.