Scholten is a surname of Dutch origin. It generally has an occupational root, where the forebear was a '"scholte" = schout, but can also be patronymic, as Scholte once was used as a given name. The name is fairly common in the Netherlands, ranking 60th in 2007 (13,129 people). Variations include Scholte, Scholtens and the more common Schouten. People with this surname include:
- Arnold Scholten (b. 1962), Dutch professional football player
- Carel S. Scholten (1925-2009), Dutch physicist and pioneer of computing
- de:Casimir Wilhelm von Scholten (1752-1810), Danish major-general and governor
- Dominique Scholten (b. 1988), Dutch professional football player
- Hendrik Jacobus Scholten (1824-1907), Dutch painter
- Jan Hendrik Scholten (1811–1885), Dutch Protestant theologian
- Jan Nico Scholten (b. 1932), Dutch politician
- de:Jobst Scholten (1644-1721), Dutch-born engineer and Governor-General in Denmark
- Martha Young-Scholten, American linguist
- Marzio Scholten (b. 1982), Dutch jazz guitarist and composer
- Peter von Scholten (1784–1854), Danish governor-general of the Danish West Indies 1827–48
- Roland Scholten (b. 1965), Dutch championship darts player
- de:Rudolf Scholten (b. 1955), Austrian politician
- Teddy Scholten (1926-2010), Dutch pop singer
- Willem Scholten (1927-2005), Dutch politician
- nl:Willem Albert Scholten (1819-1892), Dutch industrialist
- Ynso Scholten (1918-1984), Dutch politician
- Scholten, an unincorporated community in Barry County, Missouri.
- Scholten, German name for the commune Cenade in Romania (Szászcsanád in Hungarian)
- de:W. A. Scholten, Holland-America Line ocean liner (named after Willem Albert Scholten) that perished in the Channel in 1887
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