- John,1579–1625, English dramatist: collaborated with Francis Beaumont 1606?–16; with Philip Massinger 1613–25.
- John Gould,1886–1950, U.S. poet.
- a male given name.
- a person who makes arrows
- John . 1579–1625, English Jacobean dramatist, noted for his romantic tragicomedies written in collaboration with Francis Beaumont, esp Philaster (1610) and The Maid’s Tragedy (1611)
“arrow-maker,” early 14c. (as a surname attested from 1203), from Old French flechier, from fleche “arrow,” probably from Frankish *fliugica (cf. Old Low German fliuca, Middle Dutch vliecke).